November/December 2022

In this issue, we’re celebrating the season of giving back. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” —Audrey Hepburn

Read the digital edition.

Morning Bridge with Walker

Lens on the Lake: Morning at Matoska. Local photographer captures the warmth of the morning light.

Chef Matt Ellison in his own kitchen.

Pro Chef Shares Home Cooking Secrets. Local chef talks family, flavors and finding joy in home cooking.

May Lee of Mhonpaj’s Garden

Winter Farmers Market Returns This November. The popular event is back, with even more opportunities to enjoy locally grown foods.

The Dyer family.

Raising a Family of Roasters. StirStix Coffee Roasters embodies what it means to be a family business.

Bear constellation watercolor painting.

The Story Behind The Name. White Bear Center for the Arts receives grant to promote local stories.

Advisory board member Karen Alnes.

Three Cheers for These Community Volunteers. Meet the members of our Editorial Advisory Board.

A hot chocolate board with many sweet treats.

How to Create Your Own Festive Hot Chocolate Board. Heat up your festivities this season with a hot chocolate board.

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.

Laura Whitney headshot.

Meet Grant Committee Chair Laura Whitney. Spotlight on Community.

Guest bedroom.

How to Prepare for Holiday Houseguests.

'The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living' book cover.

The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living Book Review.

Maple Blue Butternut Squash

Bring a New Side Dish to the Thanksgiving Table.

White Bear Lake Magazine November/December 2022

’Tis the season of family, festivities and an abundance of chaos! It’s been exactly a year since I hosted my family’s Thanksgiving gathering for the first time. Now, I’ve hosted my fair share of intimate dinner parties and backyard barbecues, but a holiday get-together with my extended family required a whole new level of prep. Oh, there were casualties. My homemade buns didn’t rise, and the turkey showed up to the table an hour late.