August 2011

Prep Elite | Beekeepers | Summer Food

For more than 30 years, a mythical kingdom filled with warriors, dragons, kings and queens came to life in Edina.



When we’re this deep into summer and it’s too hot to cook, the grill seems to be everybody’s best friend.


1. Start with a delicious chilled beverage, such as bottle of Montinore Estate Almost Dry Riesling ($12.99). According to Song Lee, this wine features crisp, bright citrus notes without being too sweet, making it a perfect cheese-friendly wine.


The hornet might be the beloved Edina school mascot, but another insect, honeybees, are more endearing to some residents.


Watchful eyes have been focused on these five elite Edina preps since before they graduated elementary school. Whether it’s before judges, or fans and spectators, this bunch is used to the spotlight -- and used to thriving in it.


Children choosing cucumbers—or any other vegetable, for that matter—can be a crapshoot.


Motherhood can change everything. Edina resident Molly Peterson recognized this soon after the birth of her son Landon. Seizing a bright idea, she has managed to realize her dreams, and help others grab on to theirs too.  


It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Edina. For a much-needed moment of quiet contemplation, stroll through the Promenade and Grandview Square and take in the artworks selected by dedicated volunteers on the Edina Public Art Committee (EPAC).


You might wonder what the owner of an ice cream shop looks for in an ice cream. For Eric Wold, who has owned The Neighborhood Ice Cream Shoppe for the past three years, texture is key. “It should be smooth, not grainy.


During the summer season, a sundress is a wardrobe staple; at Mott 50, the sundress takes on a whole new meaning.


Local blogger, drink master and hedge-fund consultant Michelle Palm can now add “successful author” to her resume. Her culinary cocktail experiments turned into the nationally popular Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog, which soon caught the attention of publishers.


Becoming a scholar is no easy feat. It requires strong education, academic training and a love of learning. More than anything, however, a scholar is bred with nurture, affirmation and encouragement from those who see their potential.


Traditional Sangria

Can be doubled or halved to fit serving needs


1 bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Shiraz)

1 lemon cut into wedges

1 orange cut into wedges