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Sue Z.'s Finds

Sue Z.'s Finds

Ice cream lovers, get yourself to Patisserie 46 (4552 Grand Ave., Mpls., 612-354-3257, patisserie46.com) for the creative flavors that award-winning master baker John Kraus and his wife, Dawn, churn out. Of course, you must have a triple-chocolate cookie or a French macaroon on the side.

Jay and Jane Bunting have spiced up the lives of many with the various spices and herbs that are handblended at their Wayzata Bay Spice Company shop and production facility (12820 Main St., Rogers, 763-428-5851, wbspice.com). I was thrilled to find a jar of their ras el hanout, the fabulous salt-free Moroccan seasoning, at Kitchen Window at Calhoun Square. They also make herbes de Provence, Chinese five-spice powder, and more than 120 varieties to make your cooking special.

Be sure to make time before or after a trip to stop by Surdyk’s Flights at the MSP Airport, the Minneapolis shop’s new extension for cheeses, sandwiches, and wine and beer flights. If you’re heading out on a European vacation, why not ask them to pack you a feast for lunch? It’s a great kick-off to vacation, and so much better than paying through the nose for chips.

For some easy cookie making while supporting a great cause, try my Lacey Sue Z cookie mix; together with an egg and a stick of butter, it bakes up nine dozen cookies. The dough keeps well in the refrigerator for baking a few at a time. The mix is available at Kowalski’s stores in Woodbury and Minneapolis, Local D’lish, and Golden Fig, and all proceeds benefit Perspectives Family Center in St. Louis Park.

Sue Zelickson is the former host of WCCO Radio’s Food for Thought.


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Apr 9, 2011 09:12 am
 Posted by  gjsqueezebox

Hi Sue!

I heard you talking this morning around 7:00 AM on WCCO with Denny and you mentioned and talked about a web site for information and I am not sure what the name was. I think it was Becoming a Mrs.com..............or something like that. Could you tell me again please what the name is? I can't get it on the net with that name. I thought it began with a B or something like that. I would have wrote it down, but I was driving at the time and didn't think I'd forget, but, well, that's what happens when you get "older". Please advise when you can. Thanks, and I really enjoy listening to you and all your wonderful idea's!

Geraldine Johnson

Apr 11, 2011 09:52 am
 Posted by  KMF_OnlineEd

Hi Geraldine. I talked to Sue, and she said the two websites she discussed were becomingthemrs.com and diyweddingsmag.com.

May 5, 2011 04:17 pm
 Posted by  Lori

Wanted to thank you for putting my name out to Ellen at Max's, who, interestingly, apparently already had my name/work in her sights.
I enjoyed meeting and speaking with you in my booth at the American Craft Council show in St Paul last month.
Regards,
Lori Katz

Nov 3, 2011 09:41 pm
 Posted by  Mary J

Hello. As you know the Twin Cities Food Scene so well I hope you can help us find an alternative place for lutefisk. My friend and I have been taking her aunt and my mother for lutefisk at Pearson's for years. It has always been a fun celebration, leisurely, with time for catching up, and dessert. Alas, Pearson's is no more. Mobility issues and the rush make church suppers too challenging and not the ambience we would like. Do you know of any place within the Twin Cities or an hour or so drive that serves lutefisk in a restaurant?

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Nov 4, 2011 09:28 am
 Posted by  Dara

Hi Mary,
Looks like the only restaurant in the Twin Cities that serves lutefisk any more is: Taste of Scandinavia! I talked to someone at the Bloomington location who told me they just started doing their lutefisk dinners this week, and they'll be doing them until right after the New Year. That dinner? Classic: Lutefisk, mashed potatoes, white cream gravy, steamed vegetables, and a dinner roll, for $9.99, it is served from 6 am to 8 pm 7 days a week. Hope that helps!

Taste of Scandinavia
www.tasteofscandinavia.com

And if you want to try church dinners, an amazing list is kept here, at Lutfisk Lovers Lifeline:

http://www.lutfiskloverslifeline.com/

-Dara

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