March 2016 Southwest Metro Magazine

In the March issue meet a successful Eden Prairie artist, take a brewery tour trough the SW Metro and help a neighborhood support a family with a sick child.

Photos by Eden Prairie’s Christine Neff Kojetin have graced our pages many times in the past, illuminating some of Minnesota’s most striking landscapes and scenery. This shot taken at Deardorff Orchards and Vineyards highlights the serenity of Minnesota’s transition to winter.


Three generations of women influence the authentic Mexican flavors found at Chaska My Love in downtown Chaska.


Eden Prairie Relay for Life team Remission Accomplished raised money for the American Cancer Society at its 7th annual holiday market on November 15 at the Eden Prairie Community Center.


Last year, More than 50,000 spectators witnessed 16,000 participants brave the icy waters and take The Polar Plunge during events throughout Minnesota.


Looking at Jeff Boutin’s painting September is a sensory exercise in memory.


Dee and Bob DeLange are in-laws and co-owners of Waconia Brewing Company.


We breathe 26,000 times per day. So why not create a scent in your home that elicits positive feelings and happy memories? We’ve found some local products to help you kick off your journey to aromatic bliss.


In a craft room in her Chanhassen home, Gudrun Erla can be found relaxing behind the meditating hum of a sewing machine. Many find sewing, crafting, or knitting a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of life. But for Erla, born and raised in Iceland, it’s a career.


When Diana and Nathan Stokes moved into the cul-de-sac on Eitel Road in Eden Prairie five years ago, they were welcomed right away to dinners, block parties and outings with the group of four other families that shared their neighborhood.


Chef Abby Randall has been busy. From working at a catering business, as a personal chef and more recently, in her own kitchen and at her own meal delivery service, The Tomato Vine, she jokes that her eyes are bigger than her stomach.


There aren’t any freezers at the Piada restaurant in Chanhassen, ensuring that the ingredients that go into the restaurant’s made-to-order piadas (think wrap sandwich), pasta bowls and salads are as fresh as possible, says chef Matt Harding, d


Eden Prairie resident Eric Requet embodies what it means to be a global citizen, or one who “identifies with being part of an emerging world community.” Having spent time volunteering in Guatemala and Costa Rica, Requet believes that if given the opportunity, everyone should travel abroad to serv


Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
by Dorothy Wickenden


There’s a lot to love at Madison House Interiors, which functions as both a showroom and a home décor shop.


Abby Randall, chef and owner of The Tomato Vine in Eden Prairie, says this recipe for a hearty winter salad is proven to please a crowd. Randall’s meal delivery service specializes in healthy, organic options.