• Sea Scallops and Bacon

    Sauteed Kale and Garlic with Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops

  • GTreen Food

    Back to Green #Phytonutrients

  • Salmon
  • Mushrooming: Spring Hunt
  • Lunch in the Garden:

    Garden Planting Calendar CLICK

  • Wrapping & a Rolling Caprese

    Wrapping & a Rolling: Grilled Caprese Tomato Basil Wrap

  • Flax Crackers & Spreads

    Appetizers: Flax Crackers with Salmon & Guacamole Spreads

  • Minnesota Fishing Season 2013
  • Rainer Cherry Galette

    Cinnamon Sugar Gallette with Rainer Cherries

  • Spring

 

 

Minnesota Food...

 

Eating Green Food

Eat green food? Like two, to five cups a day? When you think about it, it's not much. But, if you're green veggie adverse, you probably think one lettuce leaf in a sandwich is too much. You may have been weaned on junk food, white food or fast food, so switching to a greener diet  will be a dietary change you'll have to acquire. Not surprisingly, food colors like red, yellow and orange are the most popular, deemed the most appetizing with green coming in fourth place, evoking eco-friendliness. With almost no carbs and a great source of antioxidants, green food is even low in calories. 

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Remarkable Women...

 

Saciido Shaie

Getting to know Saciido Shaie has been an honor. Her endeavors nurturing community and communication as a Somali woman in Minnesota are inspiring. She is currently President and Executive Director of Somali Youth Action of MN, now called the Ummah Project. She was a Minneapolis City Commissioner, as well as working at Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota / Minnesota Communities Caring for Children and former family resources advocate at Way to Grow. Saciido's advocacy for immigrant and underprivledged populations is the cornerstone of Ummah Project's focus. More to learn and see coming soon, including a Q & A with Saciido...

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Minnesota Communities...

 

Jump Rope for Heart

According to Jump Rope For Heart, the American Heart Association's fundraising and event program, Jump Rope for Heart has become one of the premier annual events for elementary and middle schools, with thousands of schools and millions of kids participating across the USA every year. The program has raised more than $1.2 billion since its start in 1978. The Jump Rope for Heart concept is also practiced in many other countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

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Home and Garden...

 

Scents: cones, burners, sticks, cabins

Scent is an integral part of the way humans sense the world, boosting our immune system and sensing pleasure or fear. Scents conjure both pleasant and unhappy memories, can relieve anxiety and reduce stress. Every herb, flower and many plants have their own particular scent which can relax you or increase your energy. Scent in the home can create an atmosphere of a summer garden or a wooded landscape.

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Places to Go...

 

Galapagos: Healthy Wildlife, Economics

There's much discussion state-side lately about making zoos more animal friendly. The more I thought about it, the more challenging the concept became in terms of feasability. Then stories of the Galapagos National Park brought my attention to the fact that 97% of the island is dedicated to preservation, while only 3% is inhabited by people. As you can imagine, residents weren't happy about being displaced, so-to-speak. (Who was replacing who, after all.) Then...

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Minnesota Happenings...

 

Are we so different?

The Science Museum of Minnesota's presentation on Race, "Are we so different," comes at a time when our understanding of our differences still remains an ongoing discussion. Though these differences are real in the sense that there are cultural, social and scientific reasons that substantiate them, they remain as a cause to opress and discriminate. There are tools for educators and related academic experiences for visitors to the museum.

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Things to Do...

 

CTC: 2017-2018 Season

The Children’s Theatre Company is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season, which includes four musicals, two world premieres, one preschool production and partnerships with other leading theatres such as The Old Vic (London, UK), The Civilians (New York, NY) and Penumbra Theatre (Saint Paul, MN). The season also celebrates Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius’ 20th Anniversary with CTC. 

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Minnesota Grown...

 

Morgan Creek Vineyard and Winery

Morgan Creek Vineyard and Winery, the first farm winery in New Ulm, Brown County in Southern Minnesota, was established in 1993 by George and Paula Marti. The winery follows a family heritage of immigrant entrepreneurs who were co-founders of New Ulm, Minnesota and business partners in the construction and operation of the Schell Brewing Company founded in 1860. Visit for wine tasting, craft beer and wood fired cuisine.

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  Transportation...

 

Breaking: SWLRT: FTA Approval 

NEWS UPDATE 3-2017- Minn. Republicans want feds to deny $900M in Southwest rail funds. Federal Transit Administration propels Southwest LRT Project forward with approval to enter engineering phase. Authorization illustrates federal confidence in project ahead of approval of federal funding. What this means is the project's staff can finalize designs in preparation for construction in 2017. The $121M needed from the state to go ahead with the project has been held up. Republican Kurt Daudt said in 2015  "Republicans won't pony up for that purpose."

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The Constitution

 

 

The History of the United States Constitution. Learn Up. 

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Benedict Arnold: Traitor

 

 

Benedict Arnold switched sides, fought for British in the Revolutionary War. 

 

 

No More Kings

 

 

The British King keen on forcing the new settlers to obey!