I Am Sticking To It -- Are You?

This is Day 5 of my Resolution.  I have stuck to it!  Have you?  I loved the Spaghetti Squash with Tallgrass Beef Bolognaise yesterday!  I was really impressed how many people ordered it.  The menu items have been very well received.  For dinner we served the Lamb Skewers.  The meat was Leg of Lamb from... Read more »

Healthy Eating is Also Beautiful

I am committed.  Today is Day 2 of my resolution of healthy eating at Prairie Fire.  I did real well.  Both Rohit and I commented that if someone plans the meals and makes the food, it’s a lot easier to stick to a plan.    We did get calorie questions.  I have to say that I... Read more »

Seasons Pass, The Fields Beckon

Vicki from Genesis Growers draws our attention to the flow of the seasons in her own poetic way.  Vicki says: I am a counter of minutes.  I count every minute of daylight we gain from December 22 forward.  At this point we have gained a full 12 minutes.  That equates to approximately an hour and... Read more »
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Zach Yarnoff Guest Bartender at Prairie Fire on January 18th

The Guest Bartender event at Prairie Fire on Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8 pm, is a good opportunity to meet interesting people and learn about their causes and support them with your tips.  There is always a special appetizer and drink appropriate to the occasion, in addition to your favorites.  On January 18 the Guest... Read more »

Winter Cooking Demonstration at the Green City Market

Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris, Winter Vegetable Salad Chefs of Prairie Fire and Prairie Grass Cafe, recently held a cooking demo at Green City Market to highlight winter ingredients that are available at the market. The chefs are featured on YouTube demonstrating and discussing local products like Fresh Pasta from Pasta Puttana with Kilgus Farmstead... Read more »

Join the Sarah Stegner Resolution Club

January 17 – 27 I’m making a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthy.  Starting January 17 I’m going to eat a different healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu for each of 10 days.  You can eat every meal that I am going to eat at Prairie Fire.  We are not open officially for breakfast but if... Read more »
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It's Your Tea Time

Here's how one set of cookies came out.  Come in for tea and let your children decorate their own!
We would like to share with you the Afternoon Tea expertise that George and I practiced during our tenure at the Ritz Carlton.  Reserve your place for High Tea at Prairie Fire on Friday December 17 or Saturday December 18.  Tea will be served  between 2:00 and 4:00 pm.  Here’s the menu: Apricot Scones Devonshire... Read more »

A Tribute to Julia Child

Of course there was dessert, and who doesn't like chocolate cake?
Julia child has certainly changed the way America cooks and America’s attitude towards food.  Some of her letters from the time of her studies in We are so pleased for Joan Reardon’s success with this fascinating and wonderful book, As Always, Julia. France and the publishing of Mastering the Art of French Cooking have been... Read more »

Not Every Thumb is Green, But Some Are

Two years ago I started a garden in my back yard.  I dug up the whole place and decided I was going to plant every square foot, which I did.  It was a big undertaking, and I needed lots of advice.  I had help from Jeanne Pinsof Nolan, “The Organic Gardener.”  I also got instructions... Read more »
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Have Brunch with Gale Gand at Prairie Fire December 5

I’m excited to have Gale come to brunch at Prairie Fire on Sunday, Dec. 5th.  She has some great recipes in her new brunch book, Gale Gand’s Brunch.  I am looking forward to trying her Almond Ciabatta French Toast on page 90, and I am thinking that we will offer samples of it.  I’m going... Read more »