Bite Of Minnesota: Fresh Pasta With Basil PestoThere are a few precious weeks in Minnesota when the weather is cool enough to have the windows wide open both day and night.
Bite Of Minnesota: Chinese 5-Spice Chicken With Roasted Figs & OnionsLast year I tried a box from HelloFresh and found an amazing combination of flavors with Chinese 5-Spice rubbed chicken, figs, and pan sauce. I vowed to make it again and it was a success.
Bite Of Minnesota: Roasted Tomato SalsaLooking at the produce offerings lately, I figure it must be peak muscle season for farmers. Bushels upon bushels of tomatoes are on display along with melons of all types and sizes and let's not forget about those giant heads of cabbage.
Bite Of Minnesota: Blueberry CrumbleA month or so ago someone asked me if I eat a lot of fruit. I quickly responded, "no, not really", thinking only of the apple I eat each day at work and completely forgetting about the 20 pounds of strawberries I had picked the weekend prior.
Bite Of Minnesota: Cauliflower Crust PizzaNo time to make dinner? Feeding a crowd? Late night hunger? Pizza to the rescue!
Bite Of Minnesota: Rhubarb ShrubMaking this drink takes a couple of days so if you want it ready in time for the 4th, get some rhubarb and start the process!
Bite Of Minnesota: Strawberry JamStrawberries are here! I get so excited for pick-your-own season and strawberries kick it off. We trekked down to Lorence’s Berry Farm in Northfield on Saturday to join the crowds.
Bite Of Minnesota: Grilling Tips – Veggie EditionEven though our temperatures continue to fluctuate, it's grilling season.
Bite Of Minnesota: Mint Simple SyrupBeginning of the season offerings are usually limited to things like rhubarb, radishes, green onions and a salad mix or two. You can also expect preserved goods, fermented foods, meat, cheese, and plenty of sweets. I was particularly excited to find fresh mint, more specially spearmint so I could restock my supply of mint syrup.
Bite Of Minnesota: Stir-Fry With Sprouts & PeppersThose sprouted mung beans from last week were a thing of beauty.
Bite Of Minnesota: Sprouted Mung BeansEver since I got back from Arizona, I've been on a project kick. First, it was the preserved lemons, then grapefruit marmalade, candied grapefruit peels, grapefruit cleaning spray, lemon salt, and really, anything citrus related.
Bite Of Minnesota: Preserved LemonsTypically used as a condiment in Moroccan cooking, preserved lemons have moved into the mainstream in recent years and really kick up the flavor in a dish.