Food & Drink

turkey from the oven

  You know it’s coming. Grocery stores are already battling to offer the lowest price per pound on turkey in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Napa Valley Brussels Sprouts

I don’t mind turkey, ham, etc., but these traditional holiday offerings are just never as exciting to me as practically anything else on the table.

chocolate granola

For many of us, some form of cereal is a staple in the morning meal rotation. Boxed cold cereals and precooked grains are convenient and can be particularly nutritious when done right.

Zen Asia

The North Star State, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the Gopher State, the Bread-and-Butter State—though Minnesota has numerous trademarks, its culinary scene is also unlike any other.

Best Ever Grilled Chicken

The annual Best Of issue of White Bear Lake Magazine is always one of my favorites. I spend a lot of time searching for “bests”—the best local products, the best of Minnesota Grown, the best natural and organic meats and produce and so on.

preserved, dehydrated apples

Hello, fresh and local Minnesota-grown produce! The sheer number and proximity to so many fabulous farmers add to the reasons I love calling White Bear Lake home.

Joshua and Dana Eckton

If the word “mead” has you conjuring images of raucous Norsemen consuming the honey wine from hollowed-out bull horns after a day of battle, well, your insightful ideations would be correct.

“mom-osa,” a fruity and creamy twist on the classic mimosa

Looking for a quick way to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day? How about this “mom-osa,” a fruity and creamy twist on the classic mimosa. Just take a few dollops of her favorite sherbet, drop them in a fluted glass, add a bit of champagne and voila!

Whitefish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema

If there is one thing social media has shown us, it’s that food is a very visual medium. Unlike other types of art, however, food plays to all of the senses—it has sound, texture, aroma and, most uniquely, flavor.

Chef Ken Galloway in a residential kitchen

A delicate fried potato ring sits atop a piece of tender, pork tenderloin glistening in a savory, glossy glaze. Through the aroma of roasted root vegetables with a spritz of lemon wafting in the air, chef Ken Galloway was in his foodie paradise.

bar cart stocked with drinkware

Bar carts, once a staple in American homes, offices and restaurants, have been resurrected from the past and are making a trendy comeback.

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