Healthy During the Holidays

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Healthy During the Holidays

Workshop: Yoga & Cooking Demo

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Join me Saturday, December 13 at Karmany Yoga Dallas for a Healthy Hors d'Oeuvres demo and detox yoga class!

Don’t let the holidays derail your healthy lifestyle! Join us for a 60 minute detox flow with Jenn Ostman followed by a cooking demo and tasting of healthy holiday hors d’oeuvres, presented by Chef Stephanie Bergeman! Take-home recipes included!

MENU:

  • Endive with Roasted Squash, Herbed Creme Fraîche, & Pomegranate
  • Garlic-Rosemary Almonds
  • Chilled Red Pepper Soup Shooters with Lemon Yogurt
  • Fresh Veggie Summer Rolls with Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce
  • Assorted Cheeseboard with Seasonal Accouterments

Pre-Register by December 10th

or copy and paste the link below into your browser's address bar:

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$65 per person

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Preserving Summer Herbs

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It may still be 95°F here in Dallas, TX, but summer is still winding down in terms of seasonal produce. If you planted herbs this year, now is the time to start preserving some of that fresh summer taste to enjoy year-round.

If you are new to home preservation, the easiest thing to start with is drying your own herbs. There are a few ways you can do this, depending on your available equipment and counter space: 

Option 1: Place clean, dry herb branches in a single layer on a wire rack and set in a cool, dry location in your home with good air circulation. This is your best bet if you don't own a dehydrator, but still have plenty of counter space. When the leaves are dry and brittle (after several days), remove leaves from the branches and store in a glass jar in a cool, dry place (like your pantry). 

Option 2: Place clean, dry herb branches in a single layer in your dehydrator set between 95-100°F until dry and brittle. The length of time needed will vary depending on the type of herb. This is a very easy way to dry herbs and you don't have to take up a lot of counter space for several days. 

Option 3: make little bundles of herb bouquets and tie them together at the base. Hang the bouquets upside down in a cool, dry place with good air circulation for several days until dry and brittle. The good thing about this method is that the bouquets certainly look pretty while they are drying out! It also saves counter space, too.  

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Regardless of the method you choose, once your herbs are dry, remove the leaves from the branches and store in a glass jar in your pantry. Use within 6 months for optimal flavor. You can choose to keep all your herbs separate or make your own herb blends. I chose to blend together lemon thyme, thyme, oregano, and lavender for a nice all-purpose herb blend that I can use for croutons, tomato sauces, or sprinkling over baked goat cheese. 

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Summer is Coming!!

Summer is right around the corner! Though we have to indure the brutal Texas heat, at least we get to look forward to a bounty of beautiful fruits and vegetables to help us through the season. I, for one, will be dining on vegetable-driven dishes like Elote (Mexican Corn), Shaved Zuchinni & Garden Herb Salad, and Quinoa with Feta, Cucumbers, & Mint. 

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Chef-Crafted Gift Baskets for Mom

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Chef-Crafted Gift Baskets for Mom

This year why not get your mom a gift basket hand crafted by a professional chef?! I’ve created three different themed baskets sure to please that very special lady who has done so much for you!

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Easter Brunch Delivery Service

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Easter Brunch Delivery Service

Not sure what to serve at Easter brunch this year? Don't fret! Let Chef Stephanie do all the work! I've got a great menu planned out this year that is sure to make your Easter celebration a success. Contact me today to place your order!

Easter Menu Options

chilled pea soup with mint
$12/quart

roasted carrot & asparagus salad with cumin dressing
$30/serves 6-8

fresh herb & gruyere quiche
$16/9-inch quiche

Easter ham platter
4 lbs of sliced spiral ham with dried apricot chutney
$65/platter

rhubarb coffee cake
$18/serves 6-8

lemon scented Easter marshmallow animals
$12/dozen

Free delivery to the following areas with a minimum order of $50

Dallas (North of I-30 & West of Loop 12)
North Irving
Grapevine
Southlake
Coppell
Carrollton
Flower Mound
Lewisville
Highland Village

Orders must be placed no later than Thursday, April 17.

Deliveries will be made Saturday, April 19 between 1PM-4PM. Chef Stephanie will contact you on Friday, April 18 with a smaller delivery window so that you can plan accordingly. Someone must be home in order to accept the delivery.

 

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Easter is Coming!

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Easter is Coming!

Easter's coming up in about a month and I've been busy menu planning! What would you like to see delivered to your door for Easter Brunch?

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Circus Animals!

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Circus Animals!

Circus animals have completely taken over our kitchen here at Chef Stephanie! Luckily they are pretty quiet for wild animals (and tasty, too!).

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Layered Beet Salad

Layered beet & goat cheese salad with garlic-pistachio vinaigrette. Probably the last of the season since spring is just around the corner! Looking forward to an abundance of asparagus, artichokes, and rhubarb!

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Valentine's Treats

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Valentine's Treats

Don’t settle for boring store-bought chocolates this year! Show your valentine how much you really care with handcrafted treats made by Dallas’ own Chef Stephanie! Contact Stephanie to place your order today!

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