Bite Of Minnesota: Thanksgiving FoodsIf cooking isn't your thing, Minneapolis St. Paul magazine has a handy guide to everything Thanksgiving that includes a "Fake it Like You Made It" resource list so you can order dinner already made.
Bite Of Minnesota: Canning JalapenosIt really is fall, isn't it? Time to accept the change of seasons, especially after attending the last outdoor markets at both Kingfield and Mill City recently. The final sign? Daylight Saving Time. At least we still have a few warm weather days ahead, so soak up all the sunshine you can!
Bite Of Minnesota: Local Crate Meal DeliveryAfter recently trying the Hello Fresh meal delivery service (more on that another time), I was eager to give another service a try and came across a local service, Local Crate, on Kickstarter.
Bite of Minnesota: Fresh Figs With Crumbled Goat CheeseI'm pretty sure I grew up never seeing a fig or even knowing what they were. When I did start to notice figs, they appeared to be a strange fruit with squishy insides and deemed too expensive to try on a college student's budget.
Bite Of Minnesota: Grilled Peaches With Vanilla Frozen YogurtThis time of year is great for wandering around the neighborhood and taking in the sounds and scents of the approaching fall season. A little leaf crunch here and the waft of grilling there, it makes me want to throw open my windows and let all of the fresh air in. We don't grill too often at our house, but on occasion we'll buy a steak or come across some brats that are grill worthy. In most cases, we leave the grilling up to friends and family but did have occasion to fire it up recently to char some peaches.
Bite Of Minnesota: Eggplant ParmesanLast weekend I had my 4-year-old niece tag along with me to two farmers markets: Mill City & Minneapolis, with an ice cream stop in between, of course. The girl loves her ice cream and orders it by its color rather than its flavor, totally kid style.
Bite Of Minnesota: Healthy & New Fair FoodsYep, it's here ... well, almost here. The Minnesota State Fair opens on Thursday and I am not prepared at all. Typically I have lists upon lists that cross reference new foods, old favorites and the best route to try it all in one day (or two or three). This year I'm taking a more laid-back approach and instead of rushing from booth to booth, I'm going for the Minnesota Cooks event on Sunday, Aug. 30.
Bite Of Minnesota: Blueberry MargaritasThe last 10 years have been filled with blogging, trying out new recipes and spending a lot of time in the kitchen. My life has revolved around food, gathering ideas and listening to others talk about food. When I dine at a new restaurant with a fellow food lover, we're often bellied up to the bar to get the inside scoop on what's good, what's new and what's happening.
Bite Of Minnesota: Adult Freeze PopsWhen we hit the dog days of summer (you know, those summer days with unusually-warm temperatures), frozen treats are oh-so-craveable. Popsicles, fudge bars, ice cream sandwiches, you name it. If it comes from the freezer, count me in. Heck, even snacking on frozen fruit will do the job.
Bite Of Minnesota: Sour Cherry Lemonade"Refresh, replenish, and rehydrate" has been mantra over the last couple of weeks with temperatures in the 80s and the humidity reaching uncomfortable levels. Chugging water is typically my first choice (and healthiest option), but sometimes other beverages are a little more exciting.
Bite Of Minnesota: Minnesota CherriesI hope your 4th of July weekend was as fun and food-filled as mine was. We kicked off the weekend by heading down to Cherry Leaf Farm in Northfield to do some cherry picking.
Bite Of Minnesota: Blistered Shishito PeppersWhile it's tempting to pop over to a patio for some small bites, sometimes it's nice to settle in at home and leisurely nibble and sip on your own time. No servers to interrupt, no meters to feed, and no one to judge you when you spill on yourself.