April 2019

“The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day. When the sun is out and the wind is still, You’re one month on in the middle of May.”—Robert Frost

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum opened its doors for Passport to Spring, including nine displays that each featured an international country; a French-inspired glass garden house and 26 pieces by sculptor Nick Legeros. 

 
jelly beans, jelly beans facts, history of jelly beans, easter, easter candy

How much do you know about this Easter basket staple?

 
With Two Spoons, brunch, brunch recipes

The food bloggers at With Two Spoons offer three easy brunch recipes for those sick of homemade egg bakes.

 
Easter Eggs, Easter Egg Hunt, easter

Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Victoria, Waconia and Chaska each have their own twist on the classic Easter egg hunt.

 
Chanhassen, Prairie, Southwest Metro, Prairie Yields Photo Gold

Thomas Cook’s Chanhassen Prairie Plant placed third in the Nature & Wildlife category for the 2018 Southwest Metro Photo Contest.

 
Trace West, Andrew Golish, American Craft Council, woodworking, custom furniture

Trace West will make its first appearance at the show this year.

 
Andrew Golish, Trace West, woodworking, custom home decor, handmade furniture

Trace West, which features handmade furniture and home decor like charcuterie boards and coasters, launched in 2018.

 
Amy Rottunda, House Language Studio, interior design, furniture restoration, reupholster

House Language Studio’s mantra is “pairing salvaged goods with authentic materials producing a one-of-a-kind belonging.”

 
Virtual Reality, REM5, vr, vr gaming

An Eden Prairie High School grad is redefining the reaches of virtual reality with his company REM5.

 
Life Time Sport, Winter Park, Minnesota Vikings, Life Time Fitness, Life Time Inc, soccer

Fun is the primary objective of Life Time Sport, which opened its doors at Winter Park, the Minnesota Vikings’ former training facility, last October.

 
fruit trees, fruit bushes, growing fruit, gardening

Fruit trees are a popular option for homeowners who want a new way to ornament their gardens and to yield a bounty of produce.

 
Easter Eggs, easter, easter egg decorations, egg decorating

Add a twist to the time honored activity of dying Easter eggs.

 
Soil, spring planting, gardening

Healthy soil is key to the success of a garden.

 
Star fruit, mimosas, mimosa punch, mimosa recipes

A batch of this drink is sure to "punch" up your next celebration.

 
art, painting, Arts Consortium of Carver County, art events

Mark your calendars now for several upcoming events thanks to the Arts Consortium of Carver County (ACCC).

 
We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

"We Must Be Brave" is a historical novel that deals with trauma, war and reawakened memories.

 
Carver County Historical Society, National Register of Historic Places, historic homes, National Historic Preservation Act

You found a house you love, but it is on the National Register of Historic Places, or maybe your house is already on the register and you want to make changes. What changes are you allowed to make?