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.
Bite Of Minnesota: Crunchy Mustard BroccoliLife has been a little hectic lately. Between family birthdays, an intense workload, and various side projects, it can be hard to get a healthy dinner on the table each night.
Bite Of Minnesota: Glazed Ham With Pepper JellyWith Easter less than a week away, the food publications are loading us up with recipe and meal ideas. I can't complain too much because I'm also going to share "The Perfect Recipe For Your Easter Gathering!" While my recipe is for a delicious ham, I've seen an abundance of lamb recipes recently. Is that a thing? Do families serve rack of lamb for Easter? If so, that sounds tasty but a little bit advanced, at least for me.
Bite Of Minnesota: St. Patrick’s Day SmoothieA friend introduced me to this smoothie, and it is so refreshing! I find myself craving it, and it surely fills the void of that mint chocolate chip ice cream I keep forgetting to buy.
Bite Of Minnesota: Roasted Beets With EscaroleI don't know about you, but I get antsy in March. Antsy for winter to be over, antsy for a new season to be ushered in, antsy for new foods and antsy for some outdoor activities.
Bite Of Minnesota: Crispy Roasted Brussels SproutsDo you ever go on a streak of making the same dish over and over again until one day, POOF, it's gone and you're onto something else? It happens to me often, especially when cooking seasonally since our seasons rotate so quickly.
Bite Of Minnesota: One-Pot Sticky WingsIt's hard to believe that the Super Bowl has already come and gone. I'm not much of a football fan but I do enjoy the rituals of Super Bowl Sunday such as menu planning, a lazy Sunday, and an excuse to eat copious amounts of queso dip -- yes, the Velveeta + Rotel kind.
Bite Of Minnesota: Pomegranate ParfaitsWhen I think of winter fruits, there aren't many that come to mind. The first fruit that pops into my head is winter citrus, merely because I've been ordering citrus from Fruitshare for several years now and it's certainly my bright spot in the middle of winter.
Bite Of Minnesota: Citrus Date MuesliWith 2015 ending in a fast-and-furious way, planning for 2016 was nearly impossible. Between family commitments, workload and general craziness during the holidays, a quiet moment to ponder upcoming goals was elusive. Or maybe I was too busy squeezing in episodes of "Making A Murderer" before and after our New Year's Eve celebration. I know I wasn't the only one!