June 2015 Edina Magazine

In the June issue learn about eating healthy from cookbook author Katie Parker, find out how to find the right summer cabin and take a look at some incredible timepieces that make the perfect gift.

Before he achieved fame and fortune, John Denver performed at Edina High School gymnasium in 1969 (Edina High School yearbook photo).

Before he became famous for his songs about country roads and Colorado mountains, John Denver made his home in suburban Edina.


Mindful eating extends beyond the plate to the original source—where and how food is grown. Sustainable-food aficionados tout the advantages: a smaller carbon footprint, less waste, better taste and environmental preservation.


Edina Magazine contributor Nina Badzin regularly hosts challah baking classes in her Edina home where women bake, bond and learn more about this Jewish tradition.


Are you ready for the first and largest outdoor fine art extravaganza of the season? It’s the 49th year of the Edina Art Fair, and there’s something in store for everyone.


Cabin season is upon us, which means the boats are out and the water sports have begun. Lakes are speckled with families tubing, wakeboarding and water skiing—but not often do you see the kind of skiing Grant Robinson does.


In Minnesota, we nurture cabin dreams. The land of 10,000 lakes has been churning out cherished memories for generations and, naturally, many of us want to continue the tradition.


Digital devices like smartphones and similar accessories can rapidly become obsolete. So instead of giving dad or the grad in your life a gift that might need to be replaced in a few years, consider the long-lasting gift of a luxury timepiece.


Edina resident Katie Parker has been a vegetarian since she was 3 years old. “I never really liked meat very much, but I liked it in things or in corn dogs,” Parker says.


The lake life is a life we love. We flock to lake shores in the summer to pass our days near them and in them, and in the winter we embrace the ice with skates and ice-fishing houses. The lakes have, and always will be, a part of our Minnesota identity.


A snack. A dish. An entire meal. Every epicurean event is elevated when it’s created with fresh, locally grown ingredients. The Centennial Lakes Farmers Market has more than 30 vendors, offering fresh produce, jams and jellies, and other tasty delicacies.


There’s something to be said for tech companies with goofy names: Google, Yahoo!—the list goes on.


Making smaller spaces functional and fantastic is easier thanks to some professional advice from area designers, who offer suggestions for a few problematic rooms and more.


Around 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. This makes anxiety disorders the most prevalent mental illness in the country, but even so, symptoms aren’t always apparent.


Outdoor concerts will take place at Centennial Lakes Park every Monday through Thursday and on Sundays through August.


If there’s one thing Minnesotans love to do in the summer, it’s get outside.


Every year, the Edina Garden Council (EGC) makes Edina a more beautiful place.


For 40 years, Edina has been home to some of the most athletic kids in the country. The Edina Soccer Association, the force behind more than 1,400 kids getting outside in the summer, is a bit of a local treasure.


Maren Hoffman is an Edina hockey, soccer and dance mom with a spirited Minnesota past.


Larry Cipolla is a star gardener in Edina whose passion for planting and weeding sprouted at a very young age. Cipolla grew up on a vegetable farm in East Hartford, Conn. But his passion would later mean finding ways to garden with little space.