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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
What's a Little Ice When You've Got Angels on Your Side?
After 19 years of living in the Mid West, I think Im beginning to belong. I have joined the ranks of Minnesotans who say, If we stayed home at the least little bit of nasty weather, wed never go anyw...
3/4/13 at 10:14 PM Brief Reflections on this Frigid Winter Day 1/24/13 at 12:44 PM
Ice Fishing is for Real 1/23/12 at 2:12 PM
Winter Caravan: Fargo Edition
Last night the Twins 2013 Winter Caravan made a stop in Fargo. Making the trip were pitchers Glen Perkins and Scott Diamond, former batting champion Tony Oliva, President Dave St. Peter, radio play-by...
1/23/13 at 11:38 AM
Deck the halls
With the temperature dropping into the teens and snow finally on the ground, the weather has finally taken a turn for the better, in my opinion that is. As most of you probably know, I love winter in ...
12/10/12 at 12:07 AM Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.... 9/17/12 at 8:50 PM
A New Plateaus Christmas: )
Let's go back to my year in China for a moment. In fact, let's turn it back exactly one year. I was walking into my adult English class with my $.45 Santa hat on that I bought at nearby stationary sto...
12/22/11 at 6:15 PM
Pumpkin Pie? No, thank you.
A custard-like mixture of pureed pumpkin, eggs, seasonal spices, sugar and cream makes its way to the dinner table in many homes in America on Thanksgiving Day. I'll pass on that, thank you. It's not...
11/23/11 at 8:15 AM Zesty Black Bean Pie with Spaghetti Squash Crust 11/1/10 at 6:00 AM
Warm Up with Enlightened Winter Soup 1/9/10 at 7:01 PM
1986: Mid-March Snow
The S-word strikes. March 1986....
3/21/11 at 1:25 PM 1888, 1986: The Deadly Winter 3/13/11 at 6:00 PM
1986: Lucky Winter, Pea Pods Style 1/22/11 at 6:00 PM
Brushing the snow off the grill
As we sat at the kitchen table the other day, Hubby Bryan gazed out at the deck and asked with disdain, How much bigger do you suppose thats going to get? He was referring to the mound of snow atop o...
2/8/11 at 12:13 PM Can a bowl of soup cure the winter blahs? 1/5/11 at 9:40 PM
Health status report 11/9/10 at 10:40 AM
My Minnesota fashion statement
I've never really been one to follow the fashion trends. I prefer turtlenecks to those colorful silky scarves in winter, I'd rather wear jeans to work every day than have to dress up for the job and,...
1/12/11 at 11:08 PM Dashing through the snow 1/2/11 at 7:35 PM
Bah Humbug to winter 12/2/10 at 10:15 PM
Sea of White
Sinking in over a foot of snow (if not more) and being tranformed from a living fuctional unit into a statue made of ice, winter in Minnesota can best be described as an odessy in itself. Fighting t...
1/11/11 at 6:49 PM German Christmas Market Pics 4: Bayreuth 12/17/10 at 10:53 PM
'Tis the season to be icy
Blog readers don't need me to tell them the obvious: It's icy and slippery outdoors, and if you aren't careful, you could fall and break a bone or get a concussion. Heartland Orthopedic Specialists o...
12/13/10 at 1:00 PM
After what seemed like an eternity, some of our snow is finally melting. Of course, this has its downside. It's turned into snirt, the combination of dirt and snow that looks really unattractive and s...
3/4/10 at 11:45 AM Too Much of a Good Thing: Yet More Snow 2/15/10 at 7:37 AM
Seriously, Don't Drive! Really, We Mean It! 1/25/10 at 8:35 AM
My brother and his wife moved from upstate New York to Phoenix a year ago. As I sit at my desk right now (2:20 p.m. Friday), the temperature in Arizona’s largest city is 66 degrees. Worthington,...
1/8/10 at 8:01 PM