Food & Drink

Man preparing vegetables.

Start the New Year With Flavors That Fuel. White Bear Lake area nutritionist suggests foods to soothe the winter blues.

Jeremy Hosek of Flicker Meat Company.

It's The Start of A New Era at Flicker Meat Company. Flicker Meat Company has been a community staple since 1985.

Maple Blue Butternut Squash

Bring a New Side Dish to the Thanksgiving Table.

Beekeeper Andy Sorenson and his neighbor Mary Wingfield

Local Beekeeper Tastes Sweet Success. Neighbors share their passion for beekeeping just in time for National Honey Month.

Fresh produce from the farmer's market

Local garden expert shares tips for your next farmers market excursion.

Hand flipping porkchops on the grill

What’s the word on your grilling skills?

Bottle of Mixly mixer

It’s the weekend. You have friends coming over, and they are bringing their kids. You have the food and cocktails planned, but what are you giving the kids? How about something other than pop? 

Homemade Pizza

I think pizza is by far one of the best things you can make on an outdoor grill. During the summer, I grill pizza at least once a week. Our bakery makes the best fresh pizza dough—which is the hardest part about homemade pizza.

Oh,  Kale Yes!

Local Hmong Farm Mhonpaj’s Garden Breaks Down Benefits of Greens. Garden expert weighs in on the benefits of leafy greens.

Bootleg Season

Memorial Day weekend is the official kickoff of the bootleg season. Bootlegs are Minnesota’s version of a Mint Julep/Mojito (favored by the Kentucky Derby crowd) and one of our state’s best kept summer cocktail secrets. 

Last summer my husband built me a new garden, complete with raised beds, storage for supplies and a gate to keep out the “neighbors,” AKA deer and bunnies.