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10 Ways to Jump Start Spring with Food

10 Ways to Jump Start Spring with Food

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Posted: April 23, 2013

  The long countdown to spring makes the transition to new seasonal foods even more welcome. Soon a whole list of spring food favorites will be available in Minnesota – maple syrup, asparagus, rhubarb, morel mushrooms and fiddlehead ferns just to name a few. Why worry or complain about the cold, gray days? Instead, prepare for a big change. In the meantime, make the best of what is already out there. Fight the elements and take command early, despite the […]

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Strawberry Smoothies Any Time Of Year

Strawberry Smoothies Any Time Of Year

Serves: Two to three.

Time: 15 minutes.

Difficulty: Very easy.

Strawberries make a comeback in February for Valentine’s Day. What red food looks or tastes better covered with ribbons of dark and white chocolate? Now that Valentine’s Day is over for the year, it is time to focus on a better way to enjoy the preseason shipped strawberries that fill the market this time of year. Fruit smoothies are easy and quick to make. Any smoothie blend is improved by the addition of a few strawberries. The consistency becomes much […]

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Kingfield-Fulton Winter Market Melting Away Winter Blues

Kingfield-Fulton Winter Market Melting Away Winter Blues

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Posted: January 27, 2013

It almost seemed like spring. Typically, the parking lots at Bachman’s Lyndale only get completely inundated during planting season, but not this year. An enthusiastic crowd not only filled the parking lot but the rafters of Bachman’s gardening supply sales area for a special winter farmer’s market event, dubbed as, “Fresh from the Freeze.” Throngs of cabin fever ailing farmer’s market devotees came. Never mind the cold, ice and gray of the day, when the Fulton-Kingfield community gets wind of […]

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The Truth About Salads

The Truth About Salads

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Posted: January 5, 2013

The somber days of January bring a certain amount of food fun to an end. With the excitement of the holidays, along with a host of hors d’oeuvres, big meals and festive foods long gone, the obligations of New Year’s resolutions linger. For many, a New Year brings back the unfulfilled promise of dieting hope. Pick your dieting goal: Less fat Less sugar No gluten No carbs, low carbs Fewer calories More fiber Say good bye to artfully frosted cupcakes, […]

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Lunds Grocery Shopping and Crème Brûlée

Lunds Grocery Shopping and Crème Brûlée

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Posted: December 8, 2012

An otherwise ordinary grocery shopping errand can sparkle even during the busy holiday season. A delight in the unexpected makes a food experience truly memorable. The Edina Eater did not wander into Lunds grocery store at 50th and France with crème brûlée in mind. The dessert was not on the grocery list. But the best made plans can change fast with a grocery cart in hand. The Christmas glitter of the dessert case in the bakery section was just too […]

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Apple Crisp Has Comfort Baked In

Apple Crisp Has Comfort Baked In

Serves: Makes six to eight servings.

Time: Preparation 1/2 hour plus 45 minutes to bake.

Difficulty: Medium because of the apple peeling and preparation, but this pretty much a no-fail recipe..

In Minnesota, apple crisp reigns as the ultimate comfort food. Just the smell of warm apple crisp brings back found memories of fall and family. The brisk gray days of November bring Minnesotans back indoors. As we nestle in for a long winter, what could be more comforting than a warm bowl of homemade apple crisp topped with a melting mound of real whipped cream? How ‘bout Those Minnesota Apples Minnesota Grown apples make this easy to bake dish even […]

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Celebrating Pumpkin Food and Drink in Edina, Minnesota

Celebrating Pumpkin Food and Drink in Edina, Minnesota

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Posted: October 24, 2012

Pumpkin season hits Edina, Minnesota with a gale force wave of pumpkin-orange food and drink. The pumpkin madness is everywhere — pumpkin carving, baking, eating, drinking, decorating and all-around celebrating. If you are not careful, you might even step in it. Like falling leaves, pumpkins are big part of autumn. The Edina Eater could not help but to take note at the new Trader Joe’s which, opened earlier in October at Hwy. 494 and France Avenue. Trader Joe’s is the […]

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Centennial Lakes Farmers Market Rates for Food & Community

Centennial Lakes Farmers Market Rates for Food & Community

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Posted: October 1, 2012

Yes, 2012 was another good year for the Centennial Lakes Farmers Market in Edina, Minnesota. Thursday afternoons don’t seem the same now that the market has closed down for the season. The Edina Eater misses the variety of people and the vast food selection. Edina’s weekly farmers market brought the taste of Minnesota farms and food artisans to the city. A strong sense of community thrived at the Centennial Lakes Farmers Market. What better place to run into an old […]

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Bringing the foods of Edina to you!

Bringing the foods of Edina to you!

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Posted: September 13, 2012

The Edina Eater searches out fine fabulous food finds in Edina, Minnesota. The Twin Cities has many food gems among them, Edina truly sparkles. With Edina’s ever growing list of restaurants, bakeries, markets and specialty food shops, the Edina Eater delights in visiting them all in search of culinary excellence. We scour the city in search of a perfect meal, the missing ingredient, and the best food and share our experience here on the Edina Eater. Sometimes,  deciding on the […]

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