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Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
FISH TALES: Lyla Glinsek
May 13, 2012
Hooray for hummus: Middle Eastern dip is colorful, healthful
On our way to Hackensack, Minn., to do some last-minute shopping for bee supplies a couple of weeks ago, my beekeeping buddy, Bobbie, and I made...
May 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 6, 2012
Chocolate-Banana Chia Pudding: It's super easy
When a friend of mine told me her husband was at the grocery store picking up some chia seeds, I did what anyone who watched television in the...
May 6, 2012 - 12:00am
April 29, 2012
Don't chuck the celery ... make some tasty soup
Any other time, I wouldn't give a second glance to a recipe for celery soup. I use celery when I make a pot of stock, and sometimes I add it...
April 29, 2012 - 12:00am
April 23, 2012
Better Than a Biscuit Dairy-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Scones
April 23, 2012 - 10:43am
April 22, 2012
Scones made with a baker's gentle touch
I watched intently as Katie Novotny, owner of St. Paul Classic Cookie Co., dumped dry ingredients into a large metal mixing bowl. She used a...
April 22, 2012 - 12:00am
April 15, 2012
Asparagus with Creamy Chive Drizzle celebrates early spring
When the guy at the checkout asked me if asparagus could hold up to freezing temperatures, I thought he was referring to a malfunctioning refrigerator....
April 15, 2012 - 12:00am
April 8, 2012
Go straight for the Avocado Smoothie
I recently attended the annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), held in New York this year. Breakfast...
April 8, 2012 - 12:00am
April 1, 2012
Kiwi packs a punch
I watched with intrigue as a young woman at the next table picked up her teaspoon and expertly slid the edge of it between the emerald green...
April 1, 2012 - 12:00am
March 25, 2012
I'm on a (spring) roll
Four adults lined both sides of the island in my kitchen on a recent Sunday afternoon. Picking and choosing from an array of brightly colored...
March 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 18, 2012
Bowl your guests over with Watercress Salad in The Flatbread Bowl
First there was fire. Then there was flatbread. The first hard mixture of hand-ground flour and water was baked in hot ashes or on a stone over...
March 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 11, 2012
Winter meets spring: Pumpkin-Mango Upside-Down Baby Cakes
The month of March is one that always keeps me guessing - is it spring or is it still winter? One day the thermometer may read 2 degrees below...
March 11, 2012 - 12:00am
March 4, 2012
Watercress takes center stage in colorful, flavorful soup
Whether Irish or not, as March 17 approaches, many home cooks start thinking green. Food coloring and sprinkles turn cookies and cupcakes into...
March 4, 2012 - 12:05am
February 26, 2012
For the love of broccoli: Stir-fry dish satisfies
I've always enjoyed eating broccoli. One of my favorite ways to prepare the green cruciferous vegetable is to steam it until it's still a little...
February 26, 2012 - 12:00am
February 19, 2012
No matter how you say it, Belgian endive is good for you
"I'll have the endive salad," I said to the self-assured, curly-haired server. I felt confident in my pronunciation (ON-deev) of the pale-colored...
February 19, 2012 - 12:00am
February 12, 2012
Honey-Glazed Roasted Pears delicious and eye-appealing
This time of year, you'll usually find pears in the fruit drawer of my refrigerator. A crisp and juicy pear is a welcome midday snack eaten out...
February 12, 2012 - 12:00am