Roasted Stone Fruit with Almond Crumble & Crème Fraîche

Roasting in-season stone fruit (peaches are great right now!) is one of the easiest and most satisfying end-of-summer desserts. Serve with honey-sweetened chopped almonds and whipped crème fraîche for a beautiful and effortless end to a long summer evening. Roasted Stone Fruits Ingredients Stone fruit, such as peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, halved and pitted unsalted butter … Continued

Savory French Toast with Creamed Cress

We went a little wild on savory waffles a few weeks back; now it’s time for savory French Toast to have a turn! Classic French toast made with local Baker’s Field bread gets a tangy twist with dijon mustard in the egg batter. Adding creamed cress (any other greens can be used as well) and … Continued

French Lentil Salad (Cooked in Wine, Garlic and Onions)

Cooking lentils in wine with garlic and onions make a very flavorful base for a salad. You can make them ahead (see recipe below) to assemble the salad in a snap. Use leftover rotisserie chicken, smoked lake trout, or omit the meat altogether to make it vegetarian.   Build Your Salad With: French green lentils … Continued

Le Pique-Nique Local: Celebrate the art of the French Picnic

Celebrate the art of the French picnic this summer by supporting local. There are so many Old-World inspired products now being made right here by Minnesota makers and artisans. Pack up a beautiful local feast and head to the park. Allons-y! MENU IDEAS Minnesota Cheese  Shepherd’s Way Caves of Faribault RedHead Creamery Alemar Cheese Company … Continued

Vegetables Vinaigrette: Mix and Match Methods and Garnishes

Take a second look at vegetable dishes this summer. Leeks vinaigrette is a classic French dish that calls for braising leeks and marinating them briefly in a mustardy dressing. Consider this method for other types of local produce and you suddenly have a framework for reinvigorating so many vegetables. The combinations are endless. (We also include … Continued

7 Ingredient Perfect Vegetable Vinaigrette

The vinaigrette is tantamount to a successful dish! Add it to our favorite vegetable combos for a simple, delicious dish and read on for additional uses and tips. Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 shallot, minced 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup white wine vinegar Kosher salt 2 tbsp. dijon mustard ½ cup good quality olive oil freshly … Continued

Poblano Tacos with Cauliflower Queso & Tomato Sauce

These vegetarian tacos are a healthier nod to the classic dish, chile relleno. The cauliflower queso can also be served with tortilla chips. Ingredients Tomato Sauce 1 – 28 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, drained 2 garlic cloves, minced ½ cup chopped onion 1 dash of hot sauce, optional Kosher Salt Freshly ground pepper, to … Continued

Mexican Mango Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

Look for Ataulo or Champagne mangoes to use in this crisp salad, topped with a delicious, smoky chipotle vinaigrette and bursting with flavor.   Ingredients 1 small shallot, minced 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. honey 1 Tbsp. minced canned chipotle chile squeeze of fresh lime juice I/ 4 cup olive oil 1/4 tsp. … Continued