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5 Food Swaps you can do now
5 Food Swaps for Healthier Living 1. Use lettuce in place of bread for your hamburger or hot dog 2. Make your own French fries (cut up a potato, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, sprinkle with sea...
5/23/13 at 1:31 PM
A Real Treat
This past week was substantial for many reasons. I landed in NYC Tuesday to prepare for the very first annual Family Dinner Conference on the campus of NYU presented by Time at the Table. We w...
4/21/13 at 1:56 PM Real Food Dinner: Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Dates 5/17/12 at 7:03 PM
A Step Forward.... 4/19/12 at 9:08 AM
Graduation Party Ideas
So I am almost a year awayfrom having had my first child's graduation party, a party that I had planned for a couple of years. You see, I have been going to graduation parties that my friends are ha...
4/19/13 at 8:52 AM Freezer Clean Out 2/8/13 at 9:39 AM
Clean Out Your Fridge 1/25/13 at 9:16 AM
Exciting new books
I had the pleasure of working the registration desk at Cass County Garden Day on Easter weekend. I met a couple of new people and enjoyed chatting with them about gardening (and cooking and canning). ...
4/10/13 at 7:33 AM . . . and some Korma 12/12/12 at 8:46 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Bullets from Bray...
3/2/13 at 7:45 AM Bullets out of Bray 2/24/13 at 8:58 AM
The County Fair in Five Acts 7/22/10 at 8:49 AM
Continual (Solar-Powered) Economic Growth
Last Saturday I attended an event at the University of Minnesota showcasing professors and their research. Each gave a presentation and took questions from the audience. One spoke about depression eco...
2/28/13 at 10:25 AM A Neighborhood Boy with No Parents Around 9/4/12 at 9:53 AM
Come Together 1/28/12 at 9:24 AM
Kasha (Buckwheat Groats)
My father raised buckwheat on one of our fields, but I did not know it wasn't a grain until I was in college. It is actually related to rhubarb. The only buckwheat we had at home was buckwheat pancake...
2/25/13 at 4:40 PM
Chipotle Black Bean Chili
Have you every wondered why black beans have become so popular in the United States in recent years? They've long been a staple in our south-of-the-border neighbor, Mexico, where they're called frijol...
2/8/13 at 2:31 PM Chicken Paprikash 2/7/13 at 2:55 PM
Tater Tot Hotdish 2/5/13 at 1:53 PM
Space station crew prepares for Christmas feast in space
As you prepare for Christmas company and dinner, consider the six astronauts spending the holiday 250 miles overhead. Thanks to Internet connectivity the crew will be able to visit with their famili...
12/24/12 at 1:17 PM
The 30 Habits of Highly Empowered Women
While doing a little dusting in the office, I spotted a well-worn copy of Steven Coveys classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This book first introduced us to concepts like the abundance m...
12/4/12 at 11:30 AM Be Thankful 11/21/12 at 11:48 AM
The Happiness Secret You’ve Been Longing For 8/28/12 at 8:24 AM
Strangers among us
In a little less than two weeks, I will mark my ninth anniversary with the Daily Globe news team. Nine years. It may not sound like a long time, but it seems like forever ago that I took the leap to ...
12/2/12 at 10:58 PM Oh give me a home, where the Banker horses roam 10/27/12 at 11:25 PM
Thankful for farmers 11/21/11 at 6:13 PM
Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man...
10/27/12 at 11:31 AM Wild Monkeys 9/22/12 at 7:53 AM
Small Town Saturday Night 7/28/12 at 9:57 AM
The Supper Table: Nourishing A Family Tradition
The one thing I have fought hard to keep as a tradition in my household is having meals together as a family; most especially supper. In todays busy world, I am shocked that sitting down together as ...
10/18/12 at 8:00 PM Roast Beef Colby-Jack Biscuits 9/14/12 at 8:00 PM
Chocolate Cake in A Cup 8/24/12 at 8:00 PM
Got Vegetables? Make Soup
It can be a challenge cooking for two. When I made a big batch of Baked Garden Vegetable Stack the other day, I had a lot of tender vegetables left over. I turned them into creamy soup in 30 minutes...
8/22/12 at 6:00 AM What would Julia do with a load of fresh vegetables? 8/15/12 at 6:00 AM
No-Bake State Fair Honey Date Bars 8/12/12 at 11:30 AM
$100 for 5 Course Rat Dinner
Not sure I should be writing about a subject like this, an artist who uses the sustainability of rats as a dinner entre, art projectand their fur for making of her dress. How does this fit i...
8/3/12 at 11:06 AM