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Summers Bounty—Tomato Salad with Crisped Farro, Arugula, and Roasted Tomato-Miso Vinaigrette


Some people ogle over rock stars and movie mogals.  I am giddy over chefs.  Specifically Gavin Kaysen and Hugh Acheson—James Beard Award Winners and Restauranteurs.  They delighted us last week at Spoon and Stable (my current favorite restaurant in Minneapolis) with Hugh’s new cookbook, The Broad Fork, and a five-course meal with wine pairings.  They…

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Top 10 Grilling Tips and Barbeque Chicken

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Here are some simple common sense tips for keeping your mad grill skills going this summer.  Plus, my favorite BBQ Chicken recipe to follow.  I love, love this chicken and it’s a summer staple at our house with grilled corn and coleslaw. Top 10 Grilling Tips: 1.  Use the Right Equipment Grilling must-haves include: Small…

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The Best Steak Sauce You’ve Never Had–The Relais Sauce


Our son spent a week in Paris and London last summer with my parents—who so generously decided they wanted to take each of their grandkids on a summer trip after 8th grade.  (I tried to explain I too have graduated from 8th grade).  On their trip they told me about this amazing steakhouse in Paris…

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