Yearly Archives: 2011

Strawberry Bread

My friend Elise was gracious enough to share this recipe with me.  If I remember correctly, it’s actually a recipe she got from her mother.  I had every intention of  making it back in June, but somehow that month got away from me. However, according to the u-pick farms, we still have at least two […]
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Blue Cheese Pecan Crackers with Cocoa Nibs

Here is another recipe for a delightful cracker that is great to serve with an apéritif.  Originally, I served some thinly sliced smoked salmon with a little crème fraîche on these, but I have sense discovered an absolutely delicious alternative.  It’s smoked trout from Brook Park Fish Farm.  Todd, who owns Brook Park is at […]
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Gâteau Basque

There are many variations of this cake from the Basque region of France.  My version was originally created for PastureLand and I hope that it will still be published on their site.  However, this great company is in jeopardy of closing its doors, which will be a huge loss for all of us that enjoy […]
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Terrine de Lapin

Two years ago, I spent the month of June participating in a charcuterie class at the culinary school of the Saint Paul College.  It was a fascinating experience and I learned a tremendous amount of information.  It also have me a greater appreciation for the skill that it requires to produce and excellent charcuterie.  Here’s […]
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Next-up, Rabbit!

Up until recently, I envisioned rabbit as something that would be served during the Autumn or Winter months.  However, with the crazy weather we have been having here in Minnesota, where one day it’s 80 degrees and the next day it’s 40, it seems that May is a good time to cook and serve rabbit […]
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Lemon Lavender Shortbread

Don’t get me wrong, I adore the flavor and aroma of lavender.  But, when it comes to using this fragrant herb in cooking a little goes a long way.  Therefore, when I see recipes calling for as much as one tablespoon of lavender in a couple of dozen cookies I get somewhat leery that they […]
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Baking with Zoë

Why is it that I’m always intrigued by the most complicated recipes when perusing the cooking magazines that land in my mailbox? This time it was a classic Sicilian Cassata or Ricotta Cake in the April 2011 issue of Saveur magazine that caught my whimsy. I thought that if it was a success, I’d make it again […]
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Raw Milk Cheddar and Pecan Muffins with Maple Butter

I originally created this recipe for PastureLand Co-op 2/3 cup (2 ounces) pecans 1 1/2 cups (about 6 ounces) grated PastureLand Raw Milk Organic medium or sharp Cheddar, divided 1 cup (4 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour 1 cup (5 3/4 ounces) yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon double acting baking powder 1 1/2 […]
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