Food & Drink

Man grilling hamburgers

The best way to cap a sunny summer day is with a scrumptious summer meal. And arguably the best place to prepare this summer meal is on the grill.

On warm Friday evenings in the summer, I love enjoying a glass of wine on the patio with a couple of appetizers. Of course, I don’t want anything too fussy, and this Roasted Tomato with Burrata appetizer is so, so easy.

I’m not sure about you, but in the heat of summer, the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen, bent over a hot stove to prepare a meal. For me, exploring new and complex recipes is hobby for winter, not summer.

Growing Green

Some people naturally have a green thumb—like Edina resident Mark Campbell. He realized his passion early on.

The flavor combination of lemons and poppy seeds is so bright and cheery; they beautifully complement the bright and sunny weather of springtime. One of my favorite ways to combine these flavors is in mini muffins, a delicious addition to any spring breakfast or brunch.

A Meditation on Love, Loss and Survival

In 1968, Congress made Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated on the last Monday in May. Originally, it was a day set aside to clean and decorate the graves of Civil War dead.

Tastemakers - Afternoon Tea

As a lifelong anglophile, I find the goings-on of the British royals so interesting. (The pageantry! The rules and regulations! The fashion! The drama!) But it’s not just the royals that intrigue me—it’s the culture that’s so much more steeped in tradition than our own.

Stalk & Spade

Across society, it’s becoming increasingly popular to cut down on the intake of animal protein—whether because of moral convictions, environmental concerns or budgetary limitations. Or simply for the challenge of cooking delicious, meat-free meals!

Follow the Blackbirds

Before cave paintings, hieroglyphs on stone, parchment, quills, Gutenberg’s press or any concept of reading, there was poetry. Poetry—stories, prayers and messages expressed in rhythmic words, between humans, all over the planet.

A Beautiful (and Delicious) Spring Salad

One of my favorite spring salads is a strawberry poppy seed salad. It’s fresh, sweet, a little salty and just plain pretty! To turn it into a heartier dish, I add pasta and perfectly juicy grilled chicken.

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