• Spring Soup: Tofu with Chicken, Pea Pods & Baby Carrots

    Spring Soup: Tofu with Chicken, Pea Pods & Baby Carrots

  • Pop's Pea Soup

    Pea Soup: Winter 2017

  • Tuna and Waffle Fries
  • Pea Soup with Cayenne
  • Faux Fur Banks
  • Baked Apples with nuts and dates

    Baked Apples Stuffed with Dates & Roasted Salted Almonds Served with Ice Cream

  • Mushroom Leek Soup

    Winter Soups: Mushroom Leek Soup

  • Quiche
  • Beet Soup

    Heart You: Beet, Cauliflower, Cabbage & Apple Soup with Goat Cheese & Fresh Herbs

  • Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

    Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

 

 

Minnesota Food...

 

Quiche

Quiche is an egg custard in a crust usually filled with meat, cheese, vegetables or other fillings. Whether you use real eggs or an egg product, or go cheese crust as seen here, it's incredibly easy to make. With the dish's French and English origin, and original recipes including Lardons and Fromage, the dish remains true to its original recipe of eggs and cream or milk as a base. Now think cracker, tortilla chip crust and layering ingredients as new twists to making Quiche.

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Remarkable Women...

 

Donna Cassutt running for DFL Chair

Breaking: Former DFL Associate Chair and long-time Democratic activist (2005-2011) Donna Cassutt to run for DFL Chair in 2017. Donna recently sent a letter to DFL State Central Committee members announcing her intention to run for Chair of the Minnesota DFL. Ahead of speaking to members of the State Central Committee at their meeting in December, Cassutt expressed her enthusiasm for listening to DFL activists and volunteers to help shape the DFL Party’s plans ahead of crucial elections in 2018 and 2020

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Minnesota Communities...

 

Ken Martin Seeks 3rd Term as DFL Chair

Breaking:  Ken Martin will seek a third term as chair of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Martin's announcement comes on the heels of the November 2016 election where Minnesota was one of only two Midwestern states to go Democratic in the presidential election. "Now more than ever I am convinced of the need for a strong state Democratic party. I firmly believe our party’s approach to winning elections–grassroots organizing and face-to-face conversations with fellow Minnesotans–will be more important than ever," Martin said 

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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...

 

The Vieux Carre: The French Quarter

Reading about it, seeing it on YouTube or on television doesn’t give the French Quarter its due. You have to be there and walk it, because it is the largest, most walkable and best-preserved district of 19th century architecture in an American city. And walkability is what the country is trying to get back to. After visiting this summer the French Quarter warrants high ratings for walkability, friendliness, superb customer service, great food and an amazing vibe. Remarkable for its architiectual preservation, The French Quarter is a mix of Creole, French, Spanish, Entresol Houses and American style townhouses. 

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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...

 

Ice Fish Camp on Lake Minnetonka

Ice Fish Camp! in Minnetonka, Minnesota is an interactive day camp where kids learn how to use state of the art electronics to get fish to bite.  Professional angler Dan Jasper uses some of the nicest fish houses on the lake to help kids learn basic ice fishing techniques.  This year Ice Fish Camp is being held on a school holiday, February 20th, 2017  The location is Lake Minnetonka. Cost is $55. To sign up for Ice Fish Camp please call 952-401-6800. To Learn more about Ice Fish Camp click http://www.jasperservices.com/fishing-camp-for-kids-on-lake-minnetonka/

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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 12-24-16- 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!