Monthly Archives: March 2011

It’s Maple Syrup Time! Pancake and Syrup Recipes

Woodsman and conservationist Dave Rogotzke produces sweet liquid gold in the maple forests of Duluth with a back-to-nature approach. On a cool, bright and sunny day in late March, Dave Rogotzke is busy tending his Maples. Getting ready for action, he’s checking … Continue reading

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Chef’s Gourmet Brunch This Sunday in Duluth

It’s that time of the year again. I know Spring is just around the corner when It’s time for the annual Al Dumancas Memorial Brunch. It’s an annual rite of Spring in the Twin Ports area. Chefs come from as … Continue reading

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Edible Adventures: A culinary tour of Southern Italy Part 2- Pasta!

In honor of national noodle month, I am featuring a little history of Pasta in Italy. The research was done when I attended a food and wine trade mission a few years ago in Southern Italy. We visited pasta factories, … Continue reading

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Edible Adventures: Culinary tour of Southern Italy Part One

A while back, I  embarked on a food and wine trade mission in the province of Benevento, Italy. I had no idea what to expect. My taste buds were ready for some new flavors, and my mind was definitely ready … Continue reading

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Edible Travel Adventures: Gastro-Pub crawling in Ireland

It was once said that the best four-course meal you would find in an Irish Pub was 3 pints of beer and a bag of potato chips. Old Irish cooking styles used to be cheap cuts of meat, boiled to … Continue reading

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Famous Irish Soda Bread , from the fresh Island

When I travel on my stomach, I judge a country’s culinary aptitude on its ability to produce good bread and butter. Consistently Ireland provided me with gratifying examples of both. Irish Soda bread was served daily at every pub, guest … Continue reading

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Entertaining at Home: Corned Beef and Cabbage Menu Makeover

Local Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinary Professional Paula Tsufis gave me this recipe for Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner made a little lighter. It’s a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends. Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner … Continue reading

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Edible Adventures: Emerald Isle Beef Stew

Ireland has come a long way with their food in the past 10 years. The buzz word now from the culinary tourism board is “Ireland, the Fresh Island.” I was surprised when I visited how committed the local artisans were … Continue reading

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WDIO Films Food: Sweet Potato and Andouille Hash

Recently I filmed a recipe to celebrate Brunch in New Orleans during Carnival Season at the Blue Heron Trading Company in Duluth. It’s a tasty home style hash made with sweet potatoes and a celestial Cajun andouille sausage from Northern … Continue reading

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Part Two: Letting the good times roll in honor of Mardi Gras

In honor of Mardi Gras tomorrow, I am posting a little bit about the history and folklore about Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras history- How it all got started.. French explorer Iberville discovered the land that is now New Orleans and … Continue reading

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