If I was a better person, I would've written this post about a year ago. But when a copy of "Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook" by Beth Dooley landed on my desk last spring (as in 2013), it quickly got buried. (Through no fault of its own, I was 8 months pregnant, chasing after a 17-month-old toddler and preparing for maternity leave—I'm still catching up from the last year...) Read more about Farm food
It's snowing outside, yet I'm dreaming about ice cream. I could pretend that it's because I'm putting the final touches on the plans for our August issue today, but it's really because I'm kind of always thinking about ice cream. (A few months ago my husband asked if he should turn down the heat when he saw me with a huge bowl of ice cream during one of the more brutal cold snaps.) Read more about Never Too Cold for Sub Zero
The Minneapolis-based Off-Leash Area theater company wants to stage its next show in your garage. Each summer/fall the theater hosts a neighborhood garage tour, performing in homes throughout the Twin Cities area with the idea of bring professional, family-friendly theater to the suburbs, and they're looking for locations for 21 performances from August through October. Read more about Bring Professional Theater to your Driveway
Yes, we're stuck in a polar vortex (does anyone else feel like that's a term that belongs in a comic book?), but I'm pretty certain that's not stopping my fellow gardeners from dreaming of digging in the dirt. If you've been perusing seed catalogs or sketching up raised bed designs or debating on when you should start your seedlings indoors, I'd love to hear from you. Read more about Garden Fever
Has post-holiday cabin fever set in yet? In December, I was overscheduled, and in January, I purposely under-scheduled. It was a few weeks of bliss, but now I'm getting antsy. We're still a few weeks away from the February Festival in Chanhassen, and the temperature is forecasted to plummet yet again, so I'm hoping to get out to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to chase away the winter blues. Read more about Free Arboretum Admission
We're looking for outstanding high school students from the class of 2015, who excel in terms of academics, athletics, arts, activities or volunteerism. The students should be residents of Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Victoria or Waconia, and they should be on track to graduate in the spring of 2015. Read more about Looking for a few good students
The guilt has been killing me. Here it's already mid-December (yikes!), and I haven't had a chance to tell you about a local Christmas album and concert that you won't want to miss out on. Read more about Alison Scott's A Soulful Christmas
“Cheeeeeese,” swoons Wallace, a Claymation character from the adorably quirky British stop-motion films. I love the hilarious shenanigans of “Wallace & Gromit.” I also share Wallace’s affection for cheese.
I’ve never met a cheese I didn’t like. Cheese on crackers. Cheese with fruit. Cheese with wine. Serve cheese, any cheese and I’m happy. But I especially love quality cheeses served this time of year at cocktail parties and holiday celebrations. Read more about Say Cheese!