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  • FARMERS MARKET MEALS AND THE COMMUNITY OF FOOD

    FARMERS MARKET MEALS AND THE COMMUNITY OF FOOD

    “Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well” ~ Michael Pollan We just wrapped up Farmers Market Week in Minnesota. While the markets happen year round, these seven days are designated annually as a time to […]

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  • FOOD AND WINE ON THE FARM: A SUSTAINABLE MINNESOTA DINING EXPERIENCE

    FOOD AND WINE ON THE FARM: A SUSTAINABLE MINNESOTA DINING EXPERIENCE

    “The greatest lesson came with the realization that food cannot be reduced to single ingredients. It requires a web of relationships to support it” ~ Chef Dan Barber Sultry summer winds carried the enticing aroma of local ingredients cooking over an open fire, while guests who share a mutual appreciation for sustainable food sourced close-by, […]

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  • Farm To Plate Recipe: Sustainable Sunday Brunch Made With A Farmers Market Bounty

    Farm To Plate Recipe: Sustainable Sunday Brunch Made With A Farmers Market Bounty

    “Food is about making an interaction with ingredients. If you talk to them they will always tell you a story” ~ Chef José Andrés This food story begins with a Saturday trip to the Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis. I made my first visit of the spring season yesterday. The farmers market is an […]

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  • Earth Day 2021: Food For Thought

    Earth Day 2021: Food For Thought

    “You can’t have a serious conversation about food without talking about human rights, climate change, and social justice. Food not only affects everything, it represents everything” ~ Mark Bittman Happy Earth Day 2021! I am continually inspired by the passion and hard work that our farmers and so many in the generous food and beverage […]

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  • Kernza® whole grain salad with roasted butternut squash, bacon, crumbled goat cheese, fresh arugula and pomegranate seeds

    Kernza® whole grain salad with roasted butternut squash, bacon, crumbled goat cheese, fresh arugula and pomegranate seeds

    I have recently started sharing a weekly sustainable Sunday post via my Facebook and Instagram pages. This is central to my mission to bring more attention to the subject of sustainability and the importance of acquainting ourselves with our essential Minnesota farmers and the local food journey from farm to plate. The goal of these […]

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  • The Whistler Trilogy +  Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

    The Whistler Trilogy + Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

    “Whiskey is liquid sunshine” ~ George Bernard Shaw I was thrilled to receive the gift* of The Whistler Trilogy over the holidays. Staying in place is more the rule than the exception right now and I have been spending a lot of time experimenting with new flavors & ingredients in the kitchen and in our […]

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