Monthly Archives: September 2011

So Many Gifts

Last weekend for High Seas weekend, we demonstrated several techniques used in preserving food.  These techniques included smoking meats and salts.  We also demonstrated how to make flavored extracts, oils, salts and sugars.  All of these things can be used … Continue reading

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Lemon Basil Beef with Carrots

Our 5:00 pm show each day is different and we never repeat the same show.  It is mostly improv – based as we don’t know what we are making until an hour before the show.  We do this on purpose … Continue reading

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Coq au Vin and Spanish Spiced Onions

During Love and Romance weekend, we did another recipe – Coq Au Vin and Spanish Spiced Onions.  Now some would argue the two dishes would not work well together, but we found a happy compromise.  Instead of traditional wine, we … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Romance Weekend (September 17 and 18)

This past weekend was Chocolate and Romance weekend.  Our kitchen cooked up another storm with a variety of romantic dishes.  I hope you like them. Pomegranate and Raspberry Wine Pork Ingredients: 1 pork shoulder (4 – 5 lbs) 2 cups … Continue reading

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Spice making demonstration

Everyday at 11:00 am at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, my assistants and I perform a spice making demonstration. We talk about how to make Garam Masala and Curry spice blends at home, the ingredients needed, and the process.  A photographer … Continue reading

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