Monthly Archives: June 2011

Digging into the Culinary History of the 4th of July Part 2-Recipes

This is the second part of a series about the culinary history of the 4th of July. In the previous post we were talking about Pig Roasts. Here is a great recipe for Black Beans and Rice for your next … Continue reading

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Digging into the Culinary History of the 4th of July -Part One

Digging Into The History of July 4th Food This a three part series about the history of the 4th of July. I wrote it sometime back, but the story has not changed much, and it’s packed with historical trivia and … Continue reading

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What locally produced foods can you buy in a 100 mile radius of Duluth?

Some folks say that 100 miles is a good perimeter to buy local. The theory is that a farmer can travel to a market and back in one day. An farther than that, it can’t be sustainable long term. With … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Springtime Fun with Mint

Here are a couple of tasty recipes from my chef friend Ginnie Bivonia who lives in Dallas and loves fresh mint. Be sure to catch her rant at the bottom of the post about the difference between spearmint and peppermint. … Continue reading

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Eating Local- Part Two

Also when going local, don’t forget about your favorite locally minded restaurants. It’s a real challenge to source local produce in our area in quantity. Meats have to pass vigorous USDA inspections to be sold in restaurants so the chef … Continue reading

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Eating Local – Part One

Few people realize that when you shop at the supermarket your meal comes from an average of five countries. But, if you are interested in eating foods closer to home, I am going to share some tips and secrets that … Continue reading

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