Winter fruits! (OK, I know it's not technically winter yet, but in Minneapolis when it's 20 degrees and snowy, that counts. 😜)
In order of appearance: chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa), crab apple (Malus spp.), and northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) are among the plants that often provide nourishment through the winter. People often express surprise at the idea of four season foraging, but it's really not all that uncommon. Non-human animals know where to go during winter to acquire food; just check out that squirrel in the crab apple tree-- he knows what's up! I also saw squirrels munching on hackberries; as a rich source of carbohydrates, fat, and protein, these make excellent winter fare. (But don't assume that all foods other animals eat are also edible for humans.)
Those of us who purchase our food from stores, who are largely out-of-sync with the seasons, can relearn what foods are naturally available during the cold months! Year-long foraging is totally within your grasp. .
PS- I wanted to take a picture of chokeberry in the field, but my phone died in the cold! 😭
The HexClad 8" Pan is the perfect multi-functional pan. Great for preparing individual servings or to be used in conjunction with your other cookware to prepare veggies, sauces, reductions and more. Imagine effortless cooking results, with effortless cleanup afterward! #Hexclad
Excited to announce - "An Ivory Christmas" - has been composed, produced, and will be ready for listening soon! I'm also pumped to say that outside of the main music platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc) and CDs, the album is going to be in stores throughout the Midwest as well. If you're a fan of holiday music, this should be right up your alley.
Feel free to listen to these samples of songs you'll hear on the album. If you want to preorder a CD, you can visit my site at www.StefflPiano.com. Stay tuned for more info regarding it's release, and I always appreciate it if you take time to listen. Thanks!
To all coffee☕ and chocolate 🍫 lovers! What's better than a combination of coffee and chocolate together? A healthy and balanced meal combining coffee and chocolate available tomorrow afternoon! I'm so excited to try our FIRST UK limited edition flavour of the shake 🍫☕😍🤤🤤🤤 Who's ready to try it? Show your excitement with a gif in comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️
It’s only been a few weeks since my last wedding and the flower withdrawal has started! Thank goodness I have a lovely wedding this weekend to look forward to. Can’t wait to play!! For now I’m just surveying past creations to pass the time.
These mini butternut squashes (aka honeynut squash) are the cutest and so fun to fill with all kinds of goodies. I went breakfasty this time, but am thinking taco-filled next! What would you make em with?
Being back from the roadtrip means I can be back at the markets this weekend! We put a serious dent into our homemade jam collection, with the berries being so cheap Im hoping to come back home with several bucketloads. Though it will be a bit hit and miss as the quality isn't always the best. Sometimes they need to be processed or frozen on the same day if I dont want them to spoil. However the mangoes seem to be in full swing and we can never have too mamy mangoes in the house.
Send me a DM if you're interested in how the boxes work! Our little co-op makes access to great fresh produce so easy 🍒
Sometimes you gotta treat yoself and we did exactly that by hitting up Brasserie Ambassade for some upscale french cuisine!
Tbh they had us at "fresh, seasonal, artisan and local products"
Confit de Canard
la rate potato, beetroot, apple, onion compote, jus de veau
Sage Parmesan Risotto w seasonal vegetables
Quinoa, pomegranate, avocado, Granny Smith, mixed salad, sesame