Monthly Archives: February 2010

Roasted Butternut Squash with Quinoa Salad

I take the train to and from work so I’m generally reading the latest issue of Food & Wine or Bon Appetit during those 40 minutes each day. I discovered the following recipe by Michael Symon from the March 2010 issue of F&W. Of course, I adapted it immediately as I didn’t have a Delicata […]
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Spicy Beef Satay at the Twin Cities Food & Wine Experience

The Twin Cities Food & Wine Experience was this past weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It was great to see so many local, independent vendors this year specializing in artisan foods. A couple of owners with whom I was able to chat for a moment included Janan Juliff from The Cake Diva and Karen […]
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Morel Mushrooms and Raw Milk Cheddar, They’re great in a Frittata!

Last spring, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to go morel hunting. I didn’t find any, but friends of mine did and they gladly shared their treasure with me. I dried most of the mushrooms using a dehydrator and luckily, I still had a few left in the pantry. I reconstituted a ½ ounce […]
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Macarons, take 4 or is it take 5?

Kevin, Jen, and I got together recently for another round of macaron recipe testing. Kevin has now dubbed us “Team Macaron – South Minneapolis.” Prior to our big baking day, I had received an email from an online dessert magazine. Low and behold, it included a YouTube clip of two French pastry chefs making macarons. […]
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Add Some Spice!

Minneapolis’s own Sameh Wadi, co-owner and chef of Saffron Restaurant & Lounge, competed last summer in Iron Chef America. He was up against Morimoto (his choice) and the secret ingredient was Mackerel.  The show aired Sunday, January 24. To celebrate, Sameh and his brother Saed hosted a party at the Hotel Minneapolis to watch the […]
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