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February | 2008 | Fresh Tart by Stephanie Meyer |

February 2008 Archives

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 16, 2008 at 11:32am

Thank you. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to write more thank you notes, and since this is where I most often write, here’s a quick thank you note for reading my blog and passing it along to others. I owe John and Stu the Wine Genius promoter’s fees, truly. Stu’s forwarded my blog…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 15, 2008 at 9:37pm

Ah, the post-Valentine’s Day aura still surrounds me, and in it, I bask. Nice Friday, NICE! Dinner at Lurcat last night was as romantic as we could have hoped for – sparkly-dim chandeliers, tables scattered with rose petals, raspberries afloat in festive flutes of champagne, ridiculously young couples sprinkled prettily hither and thither, live jazz,…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 14, 2008 at 1:35pm

Happy Valentine’s Day! Nothin’ like a little love on VD, we all need some love, right? If you’re cooking up love for your honey, which I most often do (although not tonight; more on that, below), it’s hard to beat the, uh, aphrodisiac perfume of truffles, even in something as simple as Chicken Soup with…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 13, 2008 at 11:13am

Cooper! Stacey! Both kids! All my favorite things about Wild Wednesdays (you too Johnny!), love ’em. Add in some sunshine and we’re jamming, woo hoo! Good walk-before-the-snow this a.m., keeping food simple and relatively light for the day. Steak fajitas for dinner, as light or decadent as you want to make them, garnished with jack…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 12, 2008 at 6:51pm

Well, we indeed did a big salad last night…right before I pulled a luscious, unctuous Gruyere souffle, studded with paper-thin slices of mushrooms and leeks, from the oven. Sooo good with a glass of LittoraiPinot Noir it was damn near illegal. Why souffle? Well, it’s easier than it seems, gorgeous to behold, a lovely dinner…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 11, 2008 at 1:28pm

Cooling the food jets today, power-down… It was a big, BIG food weekend, whew. And great fun, what with our Create Catering dinner on Friday, It’s Greek to Me feast on Saturday, and last night, wine and coffeecake with my minxes at Susie’s. Incredible coffeecake. Super-secret-recipe coffeecake, unforch, or I’d slap it up here in…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 10, 2008 at 9:10am

Well, no empanadas after all. In fact, I experienced temporary Food Disorientation as our plans shifted from mmm Latin/Caribbean (El Meson – too busy), to mmm Japanese (Fuji-Ya – too busy), finally settling upon mmm Greek (It’s Greek to Me – where were just able to slide in). Despite the cold and bluster, Lake &…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 9, 2008 at 12:44am

Wow, uh, wow! That about sums up dinner last night, just… Wow. Stu the Wine Genius arranged a Chateauneuf du Pape wine tasting and dinner at Create Catering, owned by Philip Dorwart and his lovely wife Desiree. What. A. Blast. Create owns a cool-as-hell space in NE Minneapolis, perfect for our table of 12 (Rudy…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 4, 2008 at 2:21pm

I’ll confess, there were some pretty big whoops around the TV last night when the New York Giants pulled off their upset Super Bowl victory. John’s from NYC, so you know, a no-brainer for him… My stepdaughter and I were just a teensy bit swayed by the Tom Brady Cuteness factor, but I was glad…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 3, 2008 at 6:20pm

Yep, we’re watching the Super Bowl, but nope, we didn’t order pizza. I made it! Customized pizzas, from a basic bread dough recipe, one for each of the four of us. The boys go heavier on protein (pepperoni and cheese), pretty light on the veg. My stepdaughter is a cheese purist. I love lots of…

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