STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE The need to seed
I am a flower girl. No, not the tiny kind that precedes a bride, tossing petals down the wedding aisle. Maybe I should say flower woman. I find delight in planting flowers in the spring and watching t... Posted on 5/23/13 at 11:03 AM
THE NUTRITION FORUM Food Safety in a Power Outage
Well, Worthington, this has been quite the spring/winter storm! With the abundant power outages, food safety can be of real concern. Fortunately, with the rolling blackouts we are having, the power sh... Posted on 4/11/13 at 11:06 AM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Facebook Fear Factor: Cake and Pancake Mixes
What the warning (incorrectly) says: When they get old cake mixes grow spores that can kill you, which is why it's so important to throw out your expired cake mix -- it is toxic.
What the warning lea... Posted on 4/8/13 at 9:17 PM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT 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 ... Posted on 12/2/12 at 10:58 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA 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... Posted on 10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
My fascination with Red Velvet cake started when I saw the movie “Steel Magnolias.” Aficionados of that flick (I have a couple of friends who can recite whole stretches of dialogue) will recall that the groom’s cake at Shelby’s wedding was Red Velvet made into the shape of a giant armadillo.
By the time you read this, the contestants for Super Bowl XLVII will have been decided (that wasn’t the case as of the writing). But to many of us, the teams just don’t matter — especially with the Vikings out of the picture. We’re more concerned about what we’re going to eat during the big game on Feb. 3 than who will actually be on the field.
Community-owned operation struggles to remain open
WILMONT — With the closure of the Wilmont Liquor store and bar on New Year’s Eve, board members of the Wilmont Family Recreation Center (WFRC) are more determined than ever to keep the doors open to the community-owned cafe, four-lane bowling alley and “essentials” grocery store in town
Four giggling schoolgirls gathered in a Windom kitchen on an unseasonably warm November day. Their mission? To bake enough cookies and other treats to satisfy their family and friends throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Those “giggling schoolgirls,” however, are now all approaching 50, and I am one of them.
In the process of putting together this risotto one evening for supper, I found out quite quickly that it required two things from the cook — brute strength and patience — both attributes for which I am not known.
The brute strength part came in cutting up the squash. Hubby Bryan brought home quite a large butternut squash, and it took a bit of wrangling to turn it into small cubes.
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