Articles

  1. Building the Best BLT…Ever

    Summer is special. We all know this, or have the memory of it. An intoxicating haze rolls in with the humidity and extended daylight, bringing a slowness that sets in sharp contrast to the way we live the rest of the year. To me, summer is made up … Read More

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  2. Grapefruit Rosemary Sparkler

    “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” – Lewis Carroll Winter … Read More

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  3. Turkey and Smoked Cheddar Patty Melts with Sriracha Mayo

    Dinner is not always my best subject. Sure, I like to cook, but I must admit most evenings my family’s final meal together is quickly thrown together. ‘Cereal’ has become a recent menu item. Also, ‘popcorn’. This turkey patty recently came into our lives for the … Read More

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  4. Caramelized Onion Tartlets

    The Christmas tree came down on New Years Eve. I usually wait until almost the end of January – it’s hard for me to let go of that pretty little tree, with it’s glittering lights and faint evergreen smell, but this year I was ready to … Read More

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  5. In The Kitchen: Brioche Almond Ring

    This time of year has many faces, and as we work extra hours and wrap piles of presents, one can’t help but have expectations tucked away for the days we celebrate in December. We may hope for sincere connections and specific gifts, the right words spoken … Read More

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  6. WD x Sunday Suppers Cookbook: A Gathering

    Beef corned at home. Hand-rolled pretzels dipped in a made-from-scratch stout mustard.  Slowly simmered stock and earthy root vegetables. Today we share my Sunday Suppers gathering at home in St. Paul, MN. The Sunday Suppers cookbook isn’t exactly about providing quick and easy tips for getting food on your table. … Read More

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  7. In The Kitchen: Brioche Cinnamon Rolls With Brown Butter Frosting

    Here in Minneapolis we were lucky, wearing t-shirts and sandals well into October. But November has made her entrance, welcoming us with chilly winds and cold, drizzly rain. I’ve finally pulled all my sweaters out, and my hat and mittens, too. Curled up by the fire … Read More

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  8. W&D In The Kitchen: Sausage, Potato, Kale Soup

    I was first introduced to this simple and satisfying combination of sausage, potato, and kale at the most perfectly relaxed dinner party. Ever since, it’s become one of those recipes we make on auto pilot, especially now that the seasons have turned. I like this soup … Read More

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  9. In The Kitchen: Pear Pancakes

    Ode To Autumn It’s hard to remove all the leaves of all the trees of all the countries. Spring sewed them together on the fly and now one must allow them to fall as if they were yellow birds. It isn’t easy. There’s not enough time… … Read More

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  10. W&D In the Kitchen: Baked Eggs for a Cold Morning

    I woke up with a chill and an empty stomach. There’s a nip in the air up here in Minnesota, marking what is arguable the best time of year to visit our state. Warm blooded through and through, this is when many of us begin to … Read More

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  11. Ritual, Tea (+ A Giveaway with Kaufmann Mercantile)

    Like most rituals, the act of having tea has a longstanding history. From religious ceremonies in Easter Asia to American revolutionaries tossing it in to Boston Harbor, tea is more than beverage; it has become a small event. An act of intent. A sacred ritual. While … Read More

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  12. Shortcakes with Roasted Stone Fruit + Rosemary

    “One day I would have all the books in the world, shelves and shelves of them. I would live my life in a tower of books. I would read all day long and eat peaches. And if any young knights in armor dared to come calling … Read More

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