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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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Orange, Olive, Fennel, Walnut Salad

Orange, Olive, Fennel, Walnut Salad

Serves: 2

Time: 1/2 Hour

Difficulty: Easy

Never fear a boring salad even during the dead of winter. Feathery mixed greens come alive with this melody of Mediterranean-like fresh flavors. A sunny delight beams from peak harvest oranges. Go beyond ordinary thick skinned navel oranges. Indulge your senses with the reddish Cara Cara’s juicer pulp and spicy aroma. Fresh thinly sliced fennel has a hint of licorice and a crisp snap. A few toasted walnuts contribute a buttery crunch with energizing protein. Good quality black olives add […]

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Layered Lettuce Salad

Layered Lettuce Salad

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Posted: January 12, 2015

  No holiday dinner or family gathering would be complete without this salad. Pretty layers of brightly colored vegetables, cheese and beans look inviting. There’s something gratifying about being the first one to spoon in and mess up the once tidy layers. What iceberg lettuce lacks in glamor, it more than makes up for in practicality. Layered lettuce salad with a triple infusion of green crunch is a dish for all seasons. Yes, come summer the salad would be better […]

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Corn, Bean and Bacon Salad

Corn, Bean and Bacon Salad

Serves: 6

Time: 1/2 hour

Difficulty: Easy

When the weather turns hot and humid with chattering song of cicadas, corn suddenly appears. Local corn season starts about mid-summer. Good fresh corn with a grainy sweet juicy kernel tastes good served just about any way. Here’s how to dress up something good and turn it into something better. Picture crunchy sweet corn kernels bursting with milky juice, smooth creamy white beans, salty crisp bacon bits and an emerald green confetti of online-like chives. Indulge in a harmonious savory […]

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Lakewinds Blows into Town

Lakewinds Blows into Town

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Posted: June 28, 2014

Swift as a summer breeze, a new Lakewinds has come to town. A new chapter in healthy eating and co-op community began today. Richfield has been a co-op free zone for far too long. Opening Weekend Store Specials Lakewinds Food Co-Op Richfield started things off right. A series of outdoor events along with in-store specials, samples and freebies made for a memorable shopping trip. What can be better than free cheese? The generous slabs of Parmesan-like hard cheese made a […]

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Porchetteria at Terzo Vino Bar

Porchetteria at Terzo Vino Bar

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Posted: June 14, 2014

Summer started off right at Terzo Vino Bar. The new Porchetteria sandwich bar window opened just in time for picnic weather. European charm radiates from every nook and cranny of the Porchetteria at Terzo Vino Bar’s window to the world. The already accomplished Broder’s trio of Broders’ Cucina Italiana, Broders’ Pasta Bar and the Terzo Vino Bar just became a fuller culinary vision. Now Terzo does lunch. Sandwiches doled out from a tiny take out window never tasted anything like […]

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Edina Art Fair Eats

Edina Art Fair Eats

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Posted: June 7, 2014

Come early June sure as a warm spring sprinkle of rain, the Edina Art Fair brings thousands of visitors to 50th & France. Many come hungry not just for art but for the food. A super selection of snacks, full-fledged meals and a little of everything in between are nestled around every corner. No one has to go away hungry here. A few hours of arty culture infusion would make anyone work up an appetite. Even better, at the Edina […]

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Herbed and Spiced Cheese Bread

Herbed and Spiced Cheese Bread

Serves: 4

Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Simple goes spectacular in herbed and spiced cheese bread. A few quality ingredients combine into one harmoniously tasty dish. Herbs and spice with everything nice make for a no fuss simple supper. So often, the least complicated of things are best. Herb Magic Even in Minnesota, herbs make a comeback in the spring. A glimpse of green shooting up from the earth is a welcome site indeed. Chives, parsley and oregano are hearty, low maintenance perennials. They look pretty in […]

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Taste of Edina Serving Up More Food & Fun Than Ever

Taste of Edina Serving Up More Food & Fun Than Ever

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Posted: May 12, 2014

Like clockwork every year, the Taste of Edina gets bigger and better. More vendors, more food and more people come each time. The people part is what really makes this event fun for me. While the Taste of Edina grows every year, it is still small enough to permit direct interaction with chefs, restaurant owners and their staff. I learn so much chatting with the food pros about their art. Food, Glorious Food Samples The chance to sample food from […]

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Lights on The Lynn on Bryant

Lights on The Lynn on Bryant

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Posted: May 5, 2014

Soon the Lynn on Bryant will serve its last plate. The pending closure stings. For a devoted food fan, this loss is hard to take. The innovative cuisine never disappointed and even brought smiles. Surprises were pleasant ones. Where else would planks of delicate chick pea fries be stacked up like Lincoln Logs? Fine dining and kid glove service go hand in hand. Owner and chef Peter Ireland took time to say a friendly hello to customers. Servers shared in […]

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