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Apples & Autumn

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17 October 2012 October is apple harvest season here in the St. Croix River Valley. One of my favorite orchards is Pepin Heights located in Lake City, MN straight south down the St. Croix from NoHu. They make a marvelous fresh pressed cider that is so refreshing and is just like drinking a dose of health. Pair that with a great tequila and a lime and you have yourself a…

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Culinarium Concrete Series From Gilt Taste

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9 October 2012 Hexi Tray I love Culinarium’s concrete series of housewares for you kitchen. “Each component is cast in a handmade mold and burnished and waxed by Jordan Castro, the brain behind Culinarium’s functional works of art. His culinary tools and kitchen objects are made with a mix of concrete he’s spent years developing; it’s incredibly strong, smooth and feels more like ceramic than concrete and will develop character…

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Perfectly Pretty Potatoes

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12 September 2012 Here comes another wonderful recipe from our friends at California Olive Ranch (the best domestic olive oil out there my friends). Tattooed Potatoes by Peggy Knickerbocker’s book Olive Oil: From Tree To Table looks like a lovely read and reference. See recipe here. The olive oil experts recommend their Every Day Fresh and Miller’s Blend oil for creating this dish. They look beautiful, impressive and appear easy…

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Everything Eggplant

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10 September 2012 This time a year when the farmers markets are bursting with produce, eggplant is one of my all time favorites and I’m fortunate to have a local farmer here in NoHu that grows the regular larger veggie as well as the smaller succulent Japanese version a plenty. So I was beyond delighted to read Mark Bittman‘s recent NY Times (one of my all time Fave’s) article on…

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