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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.

In Penelope Fitzgerald: a Life, biographer Hermione Lee captures a world that Anglophiles and Downton Abbey fans will appreciate. Born in 1916, English novelist Penelope Fitzgerald descended from the famous Knox family.

 Hearty whole-grain goodness make the Good Earth Planet Burger a terrific vegetarian option.

Burgers are as American as apple pie and baseball. They are fun to eat and have an almost universal appeal. Kids of all ages love burgers, large and small.

Ah, the sweet days of summer. A dessert splurge coupled with a splash of coffee or tea can put the grand finish on a perfect August afternoon. The combination of carbs and caffeine adds some spark for enjoying what’s left of our summer days.

Catering season is in full swing, with spring celebrations and milestone events like graduation parties. Edina has some of the most renowned caterers in the Twin Cities.

At Tavern on France, build your own burger, and enjoy it with a gluten-free beer.

By now we know about the perils of gluten, and many of us can recite a compendium of gluten-related ailments. Restaurants were slow on the uptake; for a long time a gluten-averse person could safely choose either a simple hunk of meat and steamed veggies or a pile of salad.

It’s autumn, which means it’s time to hunker down, get cozy and eat comfort food. We find that advice depressing, especially when so much about the fall is energizing instead of sedating. Take the color orange: it’s a classic fall shade, associated with seasonal foliage, pumpkins and Halloween.

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