Monthly Archives: March 2010

Lamb Burgers and Potatoes

It’s only March 21, and this evening was already the second time that we have pulled out the Weber Grill. For a tasty but simple dinner we decided it would be lamb burgers and grilled potatoes. The burgers were from our friend Suvir Saran’s recipe that Allen Brothers carries on their website. Absolutely nothing is […]
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Croissants and Pain au Chocolat

It was another baking  day with Jen and Kevin. This time, our friend Ingrid joined us. The mission was to each make a different croissant recipe, then bake, taste and compare the differences.  I know, I know — it was a chore, but we had to compare each for flavor and texture. Kevin, Mr. Overachiever, […]
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Saint Joseph’s Day Cream Puffs

About this time every year my friend Mike mentions his yearning for Zeppole di San Giuseppe, or Saint Joseph’s Day Cream Puffs (Saint Joseph’s Day is March 19).  This year, I did some research and came up with my own version. It’s not exactly traditional, as I did not replace any of the butter with […]
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Intrigue Chocolates Co.

I was reading my Saint John’s University Alumni Magazine recently. In it was an article featuring several undergraduate alumni who are now in the food and beverage business in one way or another.  One entrepreneur featured was Aaron Barthel of Intrigue Chocolates Co., a native of Minnesota, now living and working in Seattle, Washington. Being […]
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Seven – Sushi Ultralounge and Skybar

It was a long day at the Twin Cities Food & Wine Experience a couple of weekend ago. By that Sunday afternoon we were dragging our tails, when we happened to meet Nick, the Director of Sales and Marketing  for Seven.  We mentioned that we had never been to Seven before. As an excellent Marketing […]
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