Anna's Kitchen


Oct 13 2012 - 4:01pm

It's Apple time! and just in time for the Holidays, to make ahead and freeze or to make and share, MILOPITA, Apples Baked in a Fillo Pastry, makes for a new tradition!.

A ½ sheet pan or torte form, 2” pastry brush

You will need:

5-8 apples peeled, cored, chopped into big chunks: about 2-21/2lbs; Haralson, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp—dense, crisp, tart...

Jan 5 2010 - 11:49pm

On Tuesday, the Gardens hosted Jim & John's purchased donation package: Mezethes/Krasi/Horos benefiting Milkweed Publications. What is Mezethes? Krasi? Horos? Mezethes is the plural of Meze: an appetizer traditionally served

on smallish plates for all to share at the table. Really, all I ever want to eat in Greece is the endless parade of brined, grilled, vinaigretted, skewered...

Jul 15 2009 - 12:11am

Was it already two nights ago! Katrina and Fred hosted a fabulous reunion on their island home below the Mississippi bluffs in Cottage Grove. Everyone and their spouses/siblings came.
At some point the food came out: Katrina's Taramosalata, my Xoriatiki Fava with the peas lugged from Santorini at 8 euros for a half pound: do the math--some of the most expensive beans you'll ever eat!...

Nov 17 2009 - 11:48pm

They're back! Dried Yigandes. Soaked. Boiled. Baked. One of the most intensive cooking processes.

Purchased at over $5/lb, more expensive than some of our local, pasture-raised meats and poultry. Yigandes, NOT Butterbeans. Not Broadbeans. And certainly NOT Lima beans. These beans have undergone more scrutiny and attempted labeling than any other food at the Gardens. Big, plump,...

Nov 19 2009 - 12:47pm

Our fourth wedding was held at the Gardens on Saturday November 7. The celebrants,
Monique and Murthy, and their guests were regaled by belly dancing, live music and, of course, a sumptuous feast highlighted by a half oven roasted lamb from Hill and Vale and a dessert tower

of Baklava, Gioconda truffles and Kourembiedes. The staff of the Gardens takes this moment to express...

Sep 1 2012 - 11:16am

As Promised at Anna's Hortopita Demo @ the EcoExperience Building Thursday!

Jul 24 2012 - 1:53pm

The Fifth Annual fundraiser for the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will flourish this Thursday, July 26 from 6-9 rain or shine. The largest public park in the upper Midwest and state jewel for over 54 years, the Gardens are pleased to support these Gardens!

Oct 25 2011 - 1:10pm

Tomorrow! The Food Tour of Northern Greece is designed as a nod to the kindred cuisine of our northern neighbors, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey. As in all Symposia. A Series, the expanded menu allows guests of all dietary persuasion to partake in extended, leisurely dining. So, for instance, while tomorrow evening's feature is roast pig, pickled cabbage Sarmades with 100% grass fed beef, will be...