Post Tagged with: "Seasonal foods"

Caramel Apples at Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen

Caramel Apples at Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen

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Posted: October 17, 2016

Fall brings more than post card perfect leaf color to Minnesota’s North Shore. Crisp juicy local apples are at their prime. That means caramel apple season at Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen in Knife River. Each caramel apple is lovingly prepared in small batches from scratch. A plunge of warm caramel cools into a blanket of buttery sweetness. The coveted sweet cream caramel spills over the curve of the apple forming a puddle. Natural beauty lies within the edible wrapper. A locally-grown […]

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Get your Turtle cupcakes this Saturday!

Cupcake Comeback for Canines

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Posted: August 24, 2015

What’s more fun than a weekend cupcake event? “Wag-wag…Why nothing!” says Turtle the dog. A puppy mill survivor, the cute as button pint-sized pouch, has a cupcake named in his honor. Sweet Retreat sponsored a cupcake fundraiser for Turtle when he was sick and need financial help. His tail to recovery is a long one, and many dog-loving thoughtful folks helped along the way. Now Turtle is turning two. He’s better. One look at his deep dark puppy eyes and […]

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Irish soda bread with honey

Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread

Serves: 8

Time: 1 1/4 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

  With St. Patrick’s Day comes Irish soda bread. Heavy loaves fresh from the oven win over hearts – even non-Irish ones. Who could resist?  Moist crumbs cling to your teeth with a pleasant starchy paste. Douse your Irish soda bread in a spot of hot tea. Only strong tea like Irish Breakfast brewed to a deep black with a splash of cold milk will do. Why limit the joy to just St. Patrick’s Day? Irish soda bread is tasty […]

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Spinach and Cheese Quiche

Spinach and Cheese Quiche

Serves: 8

Time: 1 1/2 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

This classic French dish is a snap to make with a bunch of fresh spinach and a ready-made pie crust. Spinach and cheese quiche makes a great light lunch or dinner served with a salad. Real Hens Make Quiche As is true with most any recipe, the better the quality of the ingredients, the better the final result will be. Buy the best quality cheese that you can afford. Real French Gruyere rather than plain old Swiss would be ideal. […]

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Wilted Arugula with Beans

Wilted Arugula with Beans

Serves: 4

Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Eat more greens and love them. Arugula prepared with a quick, easy, healthy Mediterranean-style presentation makes eating right a pleasure. Greens can be good. Terrifically Tasty Greens A snappy sauté transforms arugula greens into a warm savory nosh. Nutty Marconia almonds and pine nuts add a chewy texture. Chickpeas boast a bean-based heft that’s almost meaty. While some protein or pasta could go along side, wilted winter greens with beans stand on their own. This vegan vegetable-bean—nut combo is substantive […]

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Homemade Chocolate Cream Minute Mousse is quick and easy to prepare with four ingredients.

Chocolate Cream Minute Mousse

Serves: 6

Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

  Chocolate lovers rejoice. Homemade from scratch mousse comes together in minutes. Four ingredients make a marvelous mousse. Chocolate Trio Pick your pleasure. Dark, milk and white chocolate work equally well. Get fancy. Make a batch of each and layer ribbons of chocolate delight. Impress everyone with a grand look. Only you will know how easy minute mousse is to prepare. One universal rule: the higher grade of the chocolate, the better the flavor will be. Never use chocolate chips, […]

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Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups

Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups

Serves: 4

Time: 1/2 Hour

Difficulty: Moderate

Game day is on the way. The football celebration would not be complete without food and that means plenty of snacks. Veggie tortilla roll ups are as tasty as they are tidy. A slather of cream cheese anchors a colorful mix of fresh vegetables. The hand-held three-bite size is ideal for an appetizer. Think thin. Slivers of vegetables and finely grated cheese roll up best. Resist the urge to put in anything juicy like fresh tomatoes. Plan ahead and let […]

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Corn, Bean and Bacon Salad

Corn, Bean and Bacon Salad

Serves: 6

Time: 1/2 hour

Difficulty: Easy

When the weather turns hot and humid with chattering song of cicadas, corn suddenly appears. Local corn season starts about mid-summer. Good fresh corn with a grainy sweet juicy kernel tastes good served just about any way. Here’s how to dress up something good and turn it into something better. Picture crunchy sweet corn kernels bursting with milky juice, smooth creamy white beans, salty crisp bacon bits and an emerald green confetti of online-like chives. Indulge in a harmonious savory […]

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Lakewinds Blows into Town

Lakewinds Blows into Town

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Posted: June 28, 2014

Swift as a summer breeze, a new Lakewinds has come to town. A new chapter in healthy eating and co-op community began today. Richfield has been a co-op free zone for far too long. Opening Weekend Store Specials Lakewinds Food Co-Op Richfield started things off right. A series of outdoor events along with in-store specials, samples and freebies made for a memorable shopping trip. What can be better than free cheese? The generous slabs of Parmesan-like hard cheese made a […]

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Herbed and Spiced Cheese Bread

Herbed and Spiced Cheese Bread

Serves: 4

Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Simple goes spectacular in herbed and spiced cheese bread. A few quality ingredients combine into one harmoniously tasty dish. Herbs and spice with everything nice make for a no fuss simple supper. So often, the least complicated of things are best. Herb Magic Even in Minnesota, herbs make a comeback in the spring. A glimpse of green shooting up from the earth is a welcome site indeed. Chives, parsley and oregano are hearty, low maintenance perennials. They look pretty in […]

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