CHICZ MAGAZINE Sweet tee-time
By Crystal Dey
Goldilocks would have loved Arnold Palmer. He got the swell drink of the 1960s just right not too sweet, not too sour, not too bitter. His classic cocktail has been Chiczified and bro... Posted on 5/21/13 at 11:24 AM
REALLY EATING Trying a new lunch item - Japanese rice "sandwich"
I heard of onigiri about a year ago when I was reading some posts on Food Babe'sblog. Onigiri is a Japanese rice ball that resembles a triangular-shaped sushi sandwich and can be filled with a variety... Posted on 5/6/13 at 8:23 AM
MS. SIMPLICITY Graduation Party Ideas
So I am almost a year awayfrom having had my first child's graduation party, a party that I had planned for a couple of years. You see, I have been going to graduation parties that my friends are ha... Posted on 4/19/13 at 8:52 AM
THE NUTRITION FORUM Food Safety in a Power Outage
Well, Worthington, this has been quite the spring/winter storm! With the abundant power outages, food safety can be of real concern. Fortunately, with the rolling blackouts we are having, the power sh... Posted on 4/11/13 at 11:06 AM
THE DIRT Exciting new books
I had the pleasure of working the registration desk at Cass County Garden Day on Easter weekend. I met a couple of new people and enjoyed chatting with them about gardening (and cooking and canning).
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The Osakis community’s help is needed in supporting the local senior citizens’ home-delivered meals program.
Here’s how you can help and get a great meal: A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 27 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Osakis Community Center.
D-Day for implementing federal and state-mandated school lunch changes is Monday, October 22, and there is concern being expressed in the Osakis School District about the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act program.
Last summer when I was spending time with my young granddaughter, the ice cream truck rolled down the street. We could hear the lilting, clearly recognizable music coming from the truck when it was a block or two away. Suddenly, I was a child again.
When my husband and I travel, we find our stops seem to be all about food. One of our favorite activities when we get out of town is exploring restaurants that are new to us. Ethnic restaurants are a favorite.
I’ve been to wine tasting parties, cheese tastings and olive oil tastings, but a garlic tasting party? Never. When veteran gardener Carol Schmidt invited me to her farm near Pelican Rapids, Minn., to sample some of the 20 varieties of garlic she grows, I immediately said yes.
Fresh long, seedless cucumbers are showing up at the farmers market and some grocery stores that carry produce from local growers. I buy cucumbers just as I buy fresh tomatoes – only in the summer when I can get them from local farmers or pluck them from the two plants I have in my little garden. To me, it’s the only way to get the true clean, refreshing flavor and crisp texture that cucumbers are supposed to have.
Hot summer weekend afternoons are meant for lounging with friends on a pontoon boat floating down the Mississippi River. Preferably with a cooler full of ice and beverages. It’s best followed with a dinner made by friends.
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