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Hazelnut Maple Vinaigrette

This recipe comes from a partnership between local cookbook author Beth Dooley and Mill City Farmers Market vendor American Hazelnut Company, a collaborative of hazelnut growers across the Midwest. Find them at the market with raw and roasted hazelnuts, hazelnut flour and hazelnut oil. Hazelnut oil is a fragrant, nutty oil that will elevate your…  Read More

Hazel Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

Adapted from Beth Dooley’s Forever Green Cookbook. This vinaigrette is great to have on hand for salads and as a basting sauce for grilled or roast chicken or pork from Sunshine Harvest Farm. It will keep in the refrigerator in a covered container for at least 2 weeks (up to one month). Hazelnut oil is a…  Read More

Maple Mustard Roasted Turnips and Rutabaga

Maple Mustard Roasted Turnips and Rutabaga

Turnips and rutabagas are often considered the ugly ducklings of the food world. But given some love and sweetness with a bit of maple syrup, some rich roasted onions and the smokiness of bacon, these highly nutritious roots can become the highlight of your meal. Leave out the bacon and you’ve got a gluten-free, dairy…  Read More

Roast Brussels Sprouts and Parsnips with Maple-Soy Glaze

Roasting sweetens these vegetables and the simple glaze adds an extra layer of flavor plus a little gloss. Serve hot or at room temperature. This recipe comes from local cookbook author Beth Dooley from her recent segment on WCCO/CBS Minnesota, promoting the Farmers Markets of MPLS winter markets. Find local cookbooks, recipes and sign up…  Read More

Three Sisters Bowl with Maple Roasted Turkey

This recipe comes from guest chef Brian Yazzie (a.k.a. Yazzie the Chef), a Diné Chef from Dennehotso, Arizona, which is located on the Northeastern part of the Navajo Nation. Now living in St. Paul, Yazzie focuses on bringing together hyper-local indigenous ingredients from the streams, rivers and forests to revitalize healthy indigenous cuisine. He brings…  Read More

Science from Sap to Syrup

Surface tension, glaciation, barometric pressure, evapotranspiration and UV degradation aren’t necessarily terms you think of when talking about a Wisconsin family farm. But at a recent visit to Horner’s Corner maple syrup operation, Mill City Farmers Market staff learned all about the science going on in the maple woods this time of year. Stephen Horner…  Read More

Maple Season

Originally published in The Journal on April 11, 2018. Cold nights and warm sunny days are when all of us begin to wake up from winter — including maple trees. The trees need freezing night temperatures and daytime thaws for pressure to develop in the tree that makes sap “run” or drip out when tapped.…  Read More