Summer in Minnesota is synonymous with picnics. Whether it’s a family gathering, a celebration, or a company outing, we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a menu with some classic dishes and some new favorites. Contact us for pricing and details![Read more…]
Because you can… preserve the deliciousness of summer’s produce, and enjoy it all year long! Here is a quick guide with tips, tricks, and how-to’s, written by my mother, Diane Lutzke, on how to preserve by water-bath canning. [Read more…]
Be a guest in your own home, with private chef services from The Tomato Vine.
When planning a dinner party in your home, you might be thinking it will be fun and relatively easy to do it all by yourself. You might be inspired by photos on Pinterest, with themed table settings and beautiful platters of food. ￼￼￼￼￼￼
What you may be overlooking is how many hours it takes to do the all the planning, shopping, chopping, prepping, and cooking. The cleaning, the primping, the table settings, the beverages… And you may not anticipate how exhausted you’ll be after all your efforts to get dinner on to your perfectly decorated table; not to mention, the dreaded clean-up afterward. Why throw a dinner party, if you can’t enjoy it??[Read more…]
A charcuterie (shar-coo-ter-ee) board is a great addition to any dinner event, centered around delicious aged meats, sausages and pates. Simple, yet so much flavor, with versatile ingredients. Southwest Metro Magazine reached out to me for some advice on this trendy plate. See full article in this month’s issue![Read more…]
Do you have a group to feed, and don’t know where to start? We understand that when planning an event, no matter the size, the pressure is on to impress your guests and make them feel well-taken-care of. We put together some key points to guide you towards a successful event, so you can enjoy it along with your guests. Here are five key points to consider when planning your event: