Category Archives: Local Food Producers

Annual Al Dumancus Memorial Brunch at the DECC this Sunday

It’s that time of the year again- Time for the Annual Al Dumancus Memorial Brunch. It’s one of the few events that involves many of the local chefs from the community. We come together to raise money for local scholarships … Continue reading

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Prairie Kitchen Teaching Cooking Class Series in Twin Ports

 I will be teaching a series of Spring cooking classes at Johnson Mertz Appliance in Duluth starting March 18. Check out my new schedule below. It’s a great night out for anybody who loves to eat..Lots of samples too! Register … Continue reading

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Cook Once, Eat 2 times- Stuffed Peppers with Lamb and Artichokes

I recently bought half a lamb and have been experimenting with all the ways of preparing  lamb. I slow cooked the roast and picked the meat off the bones. I then chilled it to remove the solid fat that floats … Continue reading

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Art of Local Food Dinner Feb. 28 in Duluth Lets Local Talent Shine

The Duluth Community Garden along with the Arrowhead Professional Chef’s Association will be holding a special local foods dinner on Feb. 28 at the Depot. Favorite area chefs will combine talents to feature ingredients that are obtainable within a 150 … Continue reading

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Local Treasure- Cake Occasions Bakery Moves to Central Entrance Location in Duluth

A couple of years ago, I judged a cake contest sponsored by a local magazine. I was impressed with the winners, and I am happy to report, they moved on to open a retail bakery in Duluth. They focus on … Continue reading

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Roast Venison for a Mid-Holiday Break

Sometimes there is so much rich food around during the holidays, one longs for just simple, well prepared food. This roast of venison wrapped in foil fit the bill for a easy and delectable winter night meal. It can also … Continue reading

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Autumn Harvest Photo Gallery and Farmer’s Market Ratatouille Recipe

I love farmer’s markets. The colors, the smells, the bakery and everything else that goes with it. I also like to photograph farmer’s markets when I travel. Here are a few pics from our own Harvest Festival in Duluth that … Continue reading

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Dance of the Ripe Tomatoes- Menu and Maple Brined Local Chicken Recipe Just in time for Harvest Fest

  Several  years ago when I was involved in the local foods movement here, we held a fundraiser called “The Dance of the Ripe Tomato” to introduce the newly formed Lake Superior Slow Food Convivium. What I remember most about … Continue reading

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Cooking at the State Fair on Opening Day & Jambalaya Hotdish Recipe

The Minnesota state fair is the second largest state fair in the US. Second only to Texas, this fair is a food obsessed person’s dream. The food booths were awesome!  When I would hear people walk by me talking, they … Continue reading

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Easy and Tasty Coffee Rub Great for BBQ

As the summer is starting to say goodbye for another year, I am trying to jam in as many dinners outside as I can. That normally includes the grill for cooking. A while back, my pal Kim of Deeps Coffee … Continue reading

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