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Fleeting summer —that hasn’t started yet
On my bike ride the other night, I got waylaid by a good friend, who urged me to set a spell on his front patio. The ensuing conversation covered a lot of ground, but I have to admit to being a bit st...
6/19/13 at 6:46 PM The sidewalk incident 6/6/13 at 12:36 PM
The need to seed 5/23/13 at 11:03 AM
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...
4/11/13 at 11:06 AM Ask the Dietitian: How do I eat healthy while living in a college dorm room? 1/30/13 at 3:02 PM
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions You'll Actually Keep 12/27/12 at 10:06 AM
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...
4/8/13 at 9:17 PM Lutefisk and Other Questionable Food-Like Substances 10/3/12 at 2:35 PM
School Lunches: The Picky Eater's Dilemma 9/14/12 at 9:49 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
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
Why do we like certain things?
When I was a young child, I hated green beans. With a passion. I don't think I can tell you how much I hated them. As far as I was concerned, green beans could rot in hell. They were the Devil hims...
6/20/12 at 10:11 AM Winner, winner, chicken dinner 3/13/12 at 10:11 AM
Eating better, for less money
Does it really cost more to buy healthful foods? Maybe not. According to a new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, most fruits, vegetables, grains and other foods we think of as healthful ar...
5/22/12 at 10:57 AM The not-so-clean workplace 9/9/11 at 12:17 PM
Deep-fried everything on a stick 8/24/11 at 11:31 AM
Dinner Photos: Le Bernardin
Photos from dinner on our final night in New York City. Big thanks to @NoReservationsfor the last-minute reservation and Chef@EricRipertfor the amazing food. It was a meal we won't forget for some tim...
3/20/12 at 9:06 AM Dinner Photos: Dovetail NYC 3/20/12 at 2:00 AM
Random day 2 photos 3/14/12 at 10:07 PM
State launches program to help poor buy food
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon today announced a coalition to provide poor Minnesotans a chance to buy healthy foods. The Minnesota Nutritious Food Coalition joins state, university, tribal, nonprofi...
1/10/12 at 3:07 PM Food safety bill has Minnesota roots 1/6/11 at 5:03 PM
Bakk event aims to help food shelves 12/17/10 at 7:53 PM
Dinner is served
It was leftover night at the McGaughey abode Thursday night. Becca had made a delicious chicken parmesan dinner the evening before, and I did not mind a 24-hour-later repeat in the slightest. (Im not ...
12/16/11 at 10:17 AM Hot dog! 9/5/11 at 8:31 PM
Food and toys 4/29/10 at 12:23 PM
1961: Mixing and Musing Rhubarb Jam!
6/22/11 at 11:00 AM 1940: Eggs Must Be Cooled 5/12/11 at 12:00 AM
1961: Mixing and Musing: Savannah Roll 4/15/11 at 11:00 AM