• Squash Blossoms

    Squash Blossoms at Squash Blossom Farm, Oronoco, MN

  • Heirloom Tomatoes

    Heirloom Tomatoes Marshall's Farm Fresh Foods

  • Heirloom Flatbread

    Heirloom Tomato Flatbread #tomatoseason #PHLFOOD

  • Mex Pizza

    Mexican Pizza with Pinto Bean Crust

  • Journey Throws

    The PLAIDS ARE HERE: Meet Johnny, Jameson, & Jack: Journey's New Sherpa Fleece Throws 

    #PHLSHOP

  • Marshall’s Farm Fresh Food

    Marshall's Farm Fresh Food, Eden Prairie

    #MNGROWN

  • Heirloom Tomatoes Squash Blossom Farm

    Heirloom Tomatoes at Squash Blossom Farm, Oronoco, MN 

  • Marshall’s Farm Fresh Food

    Kohlrabi Marshall's Farm Fresh Food, Eden Prairie

  • Heirloom

    Heirloom Tomatoes

  • Cranberry Apple Phyllo Pizza

    Breakfast Pizza: Cranberry Apple Phyllo Pizza with Parmesan Shavings

  • Marshall’s Farm Fresh Food

    Curly Lettuce Marshall's Farm Fresh Food, Eden Prairie

  • Squash Blossom

    Fried Squash Blossom with two cheeses & spring onions

  • Pea Soup with Ham Shank

    Pea Soup with Ham Shank & Root Vegetables 

  • Roasted Yellow Beet Salad

    Roasted Yellow Beet Salad with Yellow Heirlooms & Collard Greens

  • Tubers, Meat Shanks, Greens

    Tubers, Meat Shanks, Greens: Pot-au-Feu-Soup

  • Squash Blossoms

    Fried Squash Blossoms with Jack and Parm Shavings & Spring Onions

 

 

Minnesota Food...

 

 Heirloom Tomatoes

It's a gene thing. Heirloom tomatoes lack a genetic mutation that gives red tomatoes their color and taste. Heirlooms are grown from "breed true," seeds unlike the seeds of hybridized plants. They start from a seed handed down for generations from a particular region or area. Heirlooms are open-pollinated, which means they're non-hybrid and are pollinated by insects or wind without human intervention. Visit Marshall's Farm Fresh Food in Eden Prairie featuring the best local produce. Browse their home-grown Heirlooms, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, potatoes, onions, eggplant, corn and more. You'll find a huge variety of farm-to-table produce, antiques, jams, and new fall arrivals: squash and pumpkins.

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Remarkable Women...

 

Joan Howe-Pullis  

Joan Howe-Pullis is running in 48B for Minnesota House of Representatives. If you've had the opportunity to meet Joan, you would probably feel like most people, she is engaging, honest, and a great listener, rare qualities in politics today. Joan agreed to share some of her insights and personal thoughts about what people really care about. Joan says when you meet people at their front-door, conversations get started, and she listens and learns so much from everyone she meets. More about Joan and her campaign...

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Minnesota Communities...

 

Council Woman Sherry Butcher Wickstrom

The third Q & A in a series of interviews with Eden Prairie Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens and council women Kathy Nelson and Sherry Butcher Wickstrom. #PHL had the opportunity to meet with each to talk about the state-of-the-city and the upcoming November election. Sherry is serving her fourth four year term as an Eden Prairie council woman. She has also served on the Advisory Board to the Hennepin South Services Collaborative, the Eden Prairie Foundation, the Board of Directors for the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust and the Committee for Democratic Governance for the National League of Cities.

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Home and Garden...

 

Crock-in-the-Pot

It's no crock! About 15,000 years ago hunter gatherers caught on to cooking in a pot, which allowed them to process and consume food in a totally different way. The wayfaring lifestyle, foraging for sustenance, would have made it a real back breaker to trek thousands of miles with additional trappings – so cook ware would not have made the odyssey in search of food. Climate change is attributed to altering the nomadic lifestyle, changing the way food was collected, cultivated and prepared. Enter the prehistoric pot, forerunner to the vessel, the receptacle, the saucepan, the crock..

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Places to Go...

 

Boating: Happiness and Freedom

We all know about those grumpy old men fish stories, but what about the boat? There's a Grumpy Old Men fishing tournament, adding to its popularity there's a fishing pole named after it. What else can you do out in the middle of a lake in a tiny boat, other than fish? Tell fish jokes. Of course no need for a boat when it's thirty degrees below zero. Then there's Sven and Ole, a ficticious duo, whose creation resulted in more fishing jokes, seemingly Minnesota bred. Again, no boat. There are actually lots of bad jokes about fishing, but not boats. And Sven and Ole, they've become legendary Minnesota folk heroes, even got a nod from Garrison Keillor. 

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Minnesota Politics...

 

Loon BIG GOV, except when she's SMALL

Actually, you're going to get both, regardless of what Jenifer Loon says. But, for those of you who have been hood-winked into believing the "Big Government" talking-point describes Democrats only, it's really just a whole lot of bunk. Jenifer Loon is as "Big Government" a politician as it gets when it serves industry and ideological positions or religious beliefs, and "Small Government" when it actually is in everyone's best interests.

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Things to Do...

 

Vote YES Twice: EP Schools

Eden Prairie Schools will have two questions on the ballot November 4. If approved, the new funding would replace the current funding that has been in place since 2004 and will expire at the end of the 2014-15 school year. Ballot question #1 prevents $10 million in cuts. Ballot question #2 continues the investment to each student, by providing an additional $150.00 per student for the next ten years. For question #2 to pass, question #1 must pass. VOTE YES TWICE.

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Minnesota Grown...

 

North Folk Winery

Welcome to the Vinsted

Mike and Ann Tessneer, local winemakers in northeast Minnesota, started North Folk Winery 13 years ago. They began by plucking crab apples right off the trees in their backyard, and later experimented with rhubarb and eventually berry combinations. In the tradition of local vintners like Elmer Swenson, who cultivated cold climate grapes in the 1940s, the Tessneers began making wine from grapes that survive in northern climates.

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  Transportation...

 

SWLRT Municipal Consent

Click on Read More for Latest Update: John Welbes, Communications, Media Relations for the Metropolitan Council said St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie and Hennepin County have already voted in favor of municipal consent. Metropolitan Council Chair Susan Haigh and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges have a preliminary agreement based on changes to the current plan. 

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Food...

 

 

Squash Blossom Farm, Oronoco, MN. Best small sustainable farm with hydroponic gardening via fish, solar heating and more.. Must visit.

 

 

 

Politics...

 

 

Morning Joe on the up-side of the ACA from the CBO, check it out. Bankrate says Obamacare cuts deficit..

 

 

Happening...  

 

 

Joan Howe-Pullis is running in SD48B against Jenfier Loon. You can see them both at the Womens League Candidate Forum Sept 30th, Minnetonka. Check out details on our Facebook page.