Anna's Kitchen

Anna

Jul 30 2009 - 12:17am

To go back a bit, the Gardens catered the Walker Art Museum's Appreciation Dinner for their volunteer tour guides last Saturday, July 18. While the weather threatened havoc, good luck, charms or karma,

moved the clouds away at the very last minute (thankfully, because no tent was stretched against the sky) and over 90 people devoured the fresh whole lamb sent from Hill and Vale Farms...

Jul 27 2009 - 9:26pm

the passing of Michael Steinberg. We saw Jorja and Michael brunching at Spoon River when we were at the Mill City Farmers' Market a couple weeks ago. I came upon them announcing, "Twin Cities Paparazzi at Hand"....it had been some time, Michael had been ill and Jorja explained that they really didn't move far from their condo above the restaurant in response to my complaint that I missed...

Jul 25 2009 - 12:13am

What a beautiful day it was today....so many stopped by with whom our lives have intertwined...At about 4pm when the store was nearly silent, in came Sophia DeHoff, a darling waif of Scandinavian blond, a up close to hug me. I looked over and there was her dad, Rob, brother, Tobby and Rob's brother, Mike, and his friend, Meg....Anne, Rob's wife and mother of those darlings, came in late, one...

Jul 2 2009 - 12:57am

For the first time since their return, the group that toured with Anna in May '09 will meet to relive some of their favorite dining discoveries.

On Sunday, May 12, the home-again tourists with spouses and guests will feast family style on Fava and Assytiko wine from Santorini, grilled Octopodi and Masticha Mousse from Mykonos, Anginaropita and Marathopita from Tinos, Pistachio Ice...

Jul 22 2009 - 12:35pm

It was good to see some of our favorite buddies yesterday at the Gardens, West and Calder, I guess you could say that they have grown up here starting even from with in utero ingestion....huh Dena? As you can see, they were exploring some of the new flavors of the Gardens, Mavromatika soupa, as well as their standard faves...Tyro, Fava, Patzaria. For dessert they were treated to our secret...

Jul 1 2009 - 11:43pm

The pre-feature dinner for, "The Little Greek God Father," was held Saturday, April 25 at GOS. Between 25 and 30 theater goers were treated to Twisted Zucchini Pita Macedonian style, grilled octopus, Horiatiki salad (sans lettuce), piles of skewered meat (souvlakia) topped off with baked parcels of organic Prairie Spy apples in fillo with cinnamon sugar and Sonny's organic ice cream. The...

Jul 15 2009 - 9:50pm

You could also call them "squash blossoms" as in "flowers of the zucchini vine" picked first thing in the morning before the blossoms

are stressed by the sun so that they hold their shape and are resistant to stuffing. This is the result of my first effort. The blossoms braised on a bed of zucchini slices in lemon and extra virgin olive oil. Emerging from the oven much more beautiful...

Jul 10 2009 - 9:33pm

After months, even years of trying to snag a Squash Blossom supplier,

our good suppliers at the Southeast Minnesota Food Network filled the bill. One of my favorite summer dishes: light, sustaining, with the most delicious taste remaining for hours on the palate....lemon, bulgar, dill...

So, saw "Julie & Julia" (Meryl Streep and Amy Adams) last night.Way to go, Sara Solie...