August 17, 2019

Charred Asparagus with a Lemony Gremolata and Toasted Breadcrumbs

“Nothing excites me more about spring than seeing my favorite produce starting to pop up all around me— literally! From mushroom hunting morels on the south facing hillsides, to foraging ramps and fiddleheads in the woods, and even to snapping off fresh spears of asparagus just as they emerge from the soil after a long […]

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August 13, 2019

Back to Basics : Roundhouse Blacksmith

I don’t know about you…. but, a beautifully crafted serving piece always adds an extra special touch to any table or family meal. When I teamed up with Eric Dennis from Roundhouse Blacksmith, I didn’t realize just how much work goes into crafting something so simple, yet so beautiful. Blacksmithing can be viewed as a […]

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May 5, 2019

Garlicky Anchovy & Lemony Pasta

Sometimes (okay, most times) simple is best! When you’re taking an ingredient at its most pure peak state and allowing it to sing for itself by minimally altering it in a dish, you truly create something magical on a plate that makes you keep wanting more. Spring is (finally) here, which gets me really excited […]

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March 3, 2019

Rosemary & Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks

There’s nothing I enjoy more than taking local ingredients and transforming them into something beautifully delicious. I mean, that is the basics of cooking, right? Taking something that is raw and transforming it into a better version of itself. And, that is exactly what I did with these lamb shanks from Luna Valley Farm. It’s […]

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December 14, 2018

Creamy Skillet Corn with Bruleed Cheese

Cooking in a cast iron skillet is like cooking in a culinary time capsule. Each pan holds the stories of the many of holiday meals cooked in it as it’s passed down from generation to generation. This Creamy Skillet Corn is the perfect side dish.. It is sweet, yet has bits of savory mixed in […]

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October 13, 2018

Lemon, Thyme, & Garlic Whole Roasted Chicken

I know, I know… I ranted and raved about soup season in my last blog, BUT! Another one of my favorite things to cook during the fall are whole roasts… it could be chicken, pork, beef, turkey, even venison that the hubby harvested himself! You name it, it’s fair game for roasting in my cast […]

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September 20, 2018

Garden Harvest Galette

A galette you say…. what the heck is that?!? I know, I know, I said the same thing when I was first learning about them; but, once I mastered the technique, I realized that the possibilities were endless when creating these beauties. While cooking for a client over the summer, I dabbled in a non-gluten […]

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September 19, 2018

Back to the Kitchen!

Now that the wedding is officially over with and we’re basking in the pictures (don’t worry, there’s some at the bottom of this post) and memories, it’s time for me to get back into the kitchen and start whipping up some fresh, local, seasonal dishes! More importantly, it’s time for me to get back writing […]

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June 21, 2018

Martha & Marley Spoon

When you think ‘Martha Stewart’ you don’t think ‘meal delivery service.’ But, you sure as heck should… and here’s why! I had the privileged of trying out Martha and Marley Spoon. For those of you who have not heard of it before, it is a new meal delivery service from Martha Stewart. But, it isn’t […]

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April 4, 2018

The Minneapolis Food Map – Part One Day One

Food has a way of bringing people together. People with different backgrounds, different skin colors, people with different beliefs. We are able to put all of these differences aside when gathered around a table for a meal. We are able to collectively agree and appreciate the experience at hand. It truly is fascinating… inspiring actually. […]

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