• Caramel Apples at Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen
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    Caramel Apples at Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen

    Fall brings more than post card perfect leaf color to Minnesota’s North Shore. Crisp juicy local apples are at their prime. That means caramel apple season at Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen in Knife River. Each caramel apple is lovingly prepared in small batches from scratch. A plunge of warm caramel cools into a blanket of buttery sweetness. The coveted sweet cream caramel spills over the curve of the apple forming a puddle. Natural beauty lies within the edible wrapper. A locally-grown […]

  • Long Time No Food Blogging
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    Long Time No Food Blogging

    The Edina Eater returns… It’s a food blog comeback! Days, weeks and months crumble away for a food blog. The Edina Eater is no exception. I hesitated and the time was lost. This is my apology. Life is a full plated priority list even for a food blogger. My evenings and weekends go to: Time with family Working out Classic movies Reading Gardening Work-related networking Doing errands This no-blog bullet list must change! Today is the day to post again. […]

  • Get your Turtle cupcakes this Saturday!
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    Cupcake Comeback for Canines

    What’s more fun than a weekend cupcake event? “Wag-wag…Why nothing!” says Turtle the dog. A puppy mill survivor, the cute as button pint-sized pouch, has a cupcake named in his honor. Sweet Retreat sponsored a cupcake fundraiser for Turtle when he was sick and need financial help. His tail to recovery is a long one, and many dog-loving thoughtful folks helped along the way. Now Turtle is turning two. He’s better. One look at his deep dark puppy eyes and […]

  • Tofu, Bok Choy Stir-Fry
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    Tofu, Bok Choy Stir-Fry

    Serves: 2

    Time: 1/2 Hour

    Difficulty: Moderate

      Just about any vegetable that can stand up to heat works in a stir fry. Bok choy bursting with juicy celery-cabbage flavor makes an especially nice choice. Fresh from the grower is always best but shipped in product will do too. Look for crisp, bright blemish-free stalks. To remove soil, I cut off the bottom inch or two of the core then break off each big leaf and wash separately under running water. Any stir fry demands your full […]

  • Irish soda bread with honey
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    Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread

    Serves: 8

    Time: 1 1/4 hours

    Difficulty: Moderate

      With St. Patrick’s Day comes Irish soda bread. Heavy loaves fresh from the oven win over hearts – even non-Irish ones. Who could resist?  Moist crumbs cling to your teeth with a pleasant starchy paste. Douse your Irish soda bread in a spot of hot tea. Only strong tea like Irish Breakfast brewed to a deep black with a splash of cold milk will do. Why limit the joy to just St. Patrick’s Day? Irish soda bread is tasty […]

  • Spinach and Cheese Quiche
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    Spinach and Cheese Quiche

    Serves: 8

    Time: 1 1/2 hours

    Difficulty: Moderate

    This classic French dish is a snap to make with a bunch of fresh spinach and a ready-made pie crust. Spinach and cheese quiche makes a great light lunch or dinner served with a salad. Real Hens Make Quiche As is true with most any recipe, the better the quality of the ingredients, the better the final result will be. Buy the best quality cheese that you can afford. Real French Gruyere rather than plain old Swiss would be ideal. […]

  • Wilted Arugula with Beans
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    Wilted Arugula with Beans

    Serves: 4

    Time: 20 minutes

    Difficulty: Easy

    Eat more greens and love them. Arugula prepared with a quick, easy, healthy Mediterranean-style presentation makes eating right a pleasure. Greens can be good. Terrifically Tasty Greens A snappy sauté transforms arugula greens into a warm savory nosh. Nutty Marconia almonds and pine nuts add a chewy texture. Chickpeas boast a bean-based heft that’s almost meaty. While some protein or pasta could go along side, wilted winter greens with beans stand on their own. This vegan vegetable-bean—nut combo is substantive […]

  • Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce with Lentils
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    Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce with Lentils

    Serves: 8

    Time: 1 1/2 hours

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Vegetarian entrees can be every bit as good as their meaty contemporaries. My vegetarian spaghetti sauce with lentils is proof. The vegetables and legumes simmer into an earthy splendor with no shortage of mouthwatering flavor. The lentils make a healthy, hefty building block. They meld the sauce together absorbing vegetable juices and wine. Serving is easy. Just use your favorite pasta as a base. Pile on a generous serving of vegetarian spaghetti sauce with lentils. Freshly-grated Romano cheese makes a […]

Caramel Apples at Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen
Long Time No Food Blogging
Get your Turtle cupcakes this Saturday!
Tofu, Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Tofu, Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Serves: 2

Time: 1/2 Hour

Difficulty: Moderate

Irish soda bread with honey

Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread

Serves: 8

Time: 1 1/4 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Spinach and Cheese Quiche

Spinach and Cheese Quiche

Serves: 8

Time: 1 1/2 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Wilted Arugula with Beans

Wilted Arugula with Beans

Serves: 4

Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce with Lentils

Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce with Lentils

Serves: 8

Time: 1 1/2 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

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Caramel Apples at Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen

Caramel Apples at Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen

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Posted: October 17, 2016

Fall brings more than post card perfect leaf color to Minnesota’s North Shore. Crisp juicy local apples are at their prime. That means caramel apple season at Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen in Knife River. Each caramel apple is lovingly prepared in small batches from scratch. A plunge of warm caramel cools into a blanket of buttery sweetness. The coveted sweet cream caramel spills over the curve of the apple forming a puddle. Natural beauty lies within the edible wrapper. A locally-grown […]

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Long Time No Food Blogging

Long Time No Food Blogging

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Posted: June 21, 2016

The Edina Eater returns… It’s a food blog comeback! Days, weeks and months crumble away for a food blog. The Edina Eater is no exception. I hesitated and the time was lost. This is my apology. Life is a full plated priority list even for a food blogger. My evenings and weekends go to: Time with family Working out Classic movies Reading Gardening Work-related networking Doing errands This no-blog bullet list must change! Today is the day to post again. […]

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Get your Turtle cupcakes this Saturday!

Cupcake Comeback for Canines

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Posted: August 24, 2015

What’s more fun than a weekend cupcake event? “Wag-wag…Why nothing!” says Turtle the dog. A puppy mill survivor, the cute as button pint-sized pouch, has a cupcake named in his honor. Sweet Retreat sponsored a cupcake fundraiser for Turtle when he was sick and need financial help. His tail to recovery is a long one, and many dog-loving thoughtful folks helped along the way. Now Turtle is turning two. He’s better. One look at his deep dark puppy eyes and […]

Read More

 
Tofu, Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Tofu, Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Serves: 2

Time: 1/2 Hour

Difficulty: Moderate

  Just about any vegetable that can stand up to heat works in a stir fry. Bok choy bursting with juicy celery-cabbage flavor makes an especially nice choice. Fresh from the grower is always best but shipped in product will do too. Look for crisp, bright blemish-free stalks. To remove soil, I cut off the bottom inch or two of the core then break off each big leaf and wash separately under running water. Any stir fry demands your full […]

View Recipe

 
Irish soda bread with honey

Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread

Serves: 8

Time: 1 1/4 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

  With St. Patrick’s Day comes Irish soda bread. Heavy loaves fresh from the oven win over hearts – even non-Irish ones. Who could resist?  Moist crumbs cling to your teeth with a pleasant starchy paste. Douse your Irish soda bread in a spot of hot tea. Only strong tea like Irish Breakfast brewed to a deep black with a splash of cold milk will do. Why limit the joy to just St. Patrick’s Day? Irish soda bread is tasty […]

View Recipe

 
Spinach and Cheese Quiche

Spinach and Cheese Quiche

Serves: 8

Time: 1 1/2 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

This classic French dish is a snap to make with a bunch of fresh spinach and a ready-made pie crust. Spinach and cheese quiche makes a great light lunch or dinner served with a salad. Real Hens Make Quiche As is true with most any recipe, the better the quality of the ingredients, the better the final result will be. Buy the best quality cheese that you can afford. Real French Gruyere rather than plain old Swiss would be ideal. […]

View Recipe

 
Wilted Arugula with Beans

Wilted Arugula with Beans

Serves: 4

Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Eat more greens and love them. Arugula prepared with a quick, easy, healthy Mediterranean-style presentation makes eating right a pleasure. Greens can be good. Terrifically Tasty Greens A snappy sauté transforms arugula greens into a warm savory nosh. Nutty Marconia almonds and pine nuts add a chewy texture. Chickpeas boast a bean-based heft that’s almost meaty. While some protein or pasta could go along side, wilted winter greens with beans stand on their own. This vegan vegetable-bean—nut combo is substantive […]

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Homemade Chocolate Cream Minute Mousse is quick and easy to prepare with four ingredients.

Chocolate Cream Minute Mousse

Serves: 6

Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

  Chocolate lovers rejoice. Homemade from scratch mousse comes together in minutes. Four ingredients make a marvelous mousse. Chocolate Trio Pick your pleasure. Dark, milk and white chocolate work equally well. Get fancy. Make a batch of each and layer ribbons of chocolate delight. Impress everyone with a grand look. Only you will know how easy minute mousse is to prepare. One universal rule: the higher grade of the chocolate, the better the flavor will be. Never use chocolate chips, […]

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Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce with Lentils

Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce with Lentils

Serves: 8

Time: 1 1/2 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Vegetarian entrees can be every bit as good as their meaty contemporaries. My vegetarian spaghetti sauce with lentils is proof. The vegetables and legumes simmer into an earthy splendor with no shortage of mouthwatering flavor. The lentils make a healthy, hefty building block. They meld the sauce together absorbing vegetable juices and wine. Serving is easy. Just use your favorite pasta as a base. Pile on a generous serving of vegetarian spaghetti sauce with lentils. Freshly-grated Romano cheese makes a […]

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Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups

Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups

Serves: 4

Time: 1/2 Hour

Difficulty: Moderate

Game day is on the way. The football celebration would not be complete without food and that means plenty of snacks. Veggie tortilla roll ups are as tasty as they are tidy. A slather of cream cheese anchors a colorful mix of fresh vegetables. The hand-held three-bite size is ideal for an appetizer. Think thin. Slivers of vegetables and finely grated cheese roll up best. Resist the urge to put in anything juicy like fresh tomatoes. Plan ahead and let […]

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