Monthly Archives: March 2009

Pâtes de Fruits – French Fruit Jellies

It was restaurant week recently in the Twin Cities. Carolyn, Joe, Jon and myself were fortunate to secure a table at the Chambers Kitchen. It’s located on two floors of the Chamber’s Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. We enjoyed a delicious dinner which ended with a trio of tasty treats including tiny French macarons, house-made marshmallows […]
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Chocolate-Mascarpone Tart

Here’s another recipe from Laura Werlin’s, “The All American Wine and Cheese Book”. This time chocolate is paired with the Italian version of cream cheese called mascarpone [mahs-kahr-POH-neh(nay)]. It hails from the Lombardy region and can be made as a double or triple cream cheese from cow’s milk. The trickiest part of this recipe is […]
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Pear and Goat Cheese Tart

This recipe is from Laura Werlin’s, “The All American Cheese and Wine Book”. I realize the book as been out for a couple of years, but I continue to use it as a reference when pairing recipes I create and the wines that might go with them. One classic cheese pairing is drizzling artisan honey […]
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Midori Floating World Cafe

Jon called me at the office the other day with a hankering for sushi. So we picked up our good friend Joe after work at the Light Rail Station and headed over to Midori’s Floating World Cafe. It’s not far from our home in the Longfellow Neighborhood of Minneapolis. Now, I’ve lived in the Longfellow […]
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Move Over Krispy Kreme

My partner Jon grew up in a household with his mom whipping up a batch of doughnuts on the first snowy day. I, on the other hand, grew up in the South, occasionally selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts in front of a post office on Saturday mornings as a Boy Scout. Jon has raved about these […]
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