Monthly Archives: September 2011

Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups

Until recently, roasted peppers were not high on my list of fun and exciting ingredients. Something about the smell of jarred peppers just did not sit right with me, along with their slimy texture. But after roasting ancho peppers to … Continue reading

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Allow me to introduce you to the one cult that most Minnesotans would unabashedly claim membership to: Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. It is to Minnesota what BBQ is to Texas, a national obsession, if Minnesota was its only country. … Continue reading

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Herbed Ricotta Savory Tart

My new addiction is making fresh ricotta. I love it so much so let me count the ways.   One: It’s so easy to make and so gourmet tasting drizzled with olive oil and salt and pepper.   Two: It … Continue reading

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Eggplant Involtini with Fresh Ricotta and Scallions

Eggplant usually divides people into separate camps – love it! hate it! And then there are the fence sitters who will reflexively say they don’t like eggplant, “it’s slimy” or “I don’t like the seeds.” Here’s another one for getting … Continue reading

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Baked Chicken with Leeks, Cabbage and Raisins

“Life happens” is something we say when deadlines get missed and blogs don’t post in their usual fashion. Likewise, death happens, anticipated or not. And suddenly your lens on the world shifts, maybe only by a little, but everything tilts … Continue reading

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Basque Lamb Stew

More than 20 years ago I spent a month in Biarritz, France, on the Atlantic coast, home of the best surfing in Europe. My four weeks there were heaven – language classes from 9-12, two hour lunches spent swimming on … Continue reading

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Charred Corn Tacos

Charred corn tacos – such an inventive dish! I have been thinking about doing this ever since Smitten Kitchen posted them and finally the stars aligned and it happened. This was amazing. So delicious. Vegan, and protein free, but so … Continue reading

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