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Following twenty years of farmer's markets selling locally grown vegetables, native fruits, and local honey Linda created Marianne's Kitchen in Shoreview, MN, an oasis of good food, conversation and laughter in a suburban food desert. Operating from 2011-2017 the cafe offered home made soups, fresh bread baked daily, great sandwiches and treats and a complete line of gluten-free soups, pickled products, jams, jellies, salsas and locally sourced soups, honey and grains.

The Marianne's Kitchen of sharing, conversation, and learning continues with ongoing commentary, food reviews and food finds as we grow, cook and eat our food and sample local restaurants.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


We've had a few posts about Mirlitons and more than a few "what's that?" questions. Once the principle food of the Aztecs and the Mayans it's a pear-shaped vegetable that is very popular in Louisiana cooking...and in Shoreview this week. It's also known as a Chayote, mango squash or vegetable pear.

There are so many great food traditions (other than just 'fast')--we try to bring in some flavors other than the standard burger, fries, pizza, and chicken nuggets. ...and, they taste better. This one has been really fun because you can use mirlitons in soups, main courses, and pie : )

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Seed Saver Heirloom Beans at Marianne's Kitchen

We are happy to announce that, while the supplies last, Marianne's Kitchen is offering Seed Savers
Exchange's line of heirloom cooking beans.   These beans have a long history, including Lina Sisco's bird egg beans, brought from Missouri by the grandmother of one of the 6 founding members of Seed Savers Exchange.

We are offering a special on these beans tomorrow and Saturday, unless they sell out earlier.
Here's the info we've posted on our Facebook page (

We are so excited!
We worked with Seed Savers Exchange over the last week and are bringing you their line of heirloom cooking beans. These include tasty beans you've probably never heard of: Good Mother Stallard (their staff favorite flavor), Lina Sisco's Bird Egg, Green Flageolet, Snow Cap, Calypso, Swahili Grey, Tiger's Eye, Painted Pony, and more.
We are making a one time offer - you can buy a 5 lb bag of these wonderful cooking beans for $28 (without having to pay to ship them from Seed Savers). The offer is good tomorrow and Saturday only....or while the supply lasts.
Eat well, support the wonderful work of Seed Savers Exchange, and score great food at a great price.

Our Facebook page also has a photo of a number of the bean varieties.

Thanks so much.