Food & Drink

bowls of oatmeal

When people think of oatmeal, they might typically imagine a bland, brown bowl of mush. But this hearty mixture doesn’t get the recognition it deserves.

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.

Chef Adam Johnson and Lisa Stonehouse

Lisa Stonehouse knows her way around the kitchen. Her mother’s cooking skills, or lack thereof, forced Stonehouse to learn how to make meals her and her brother would enjoy at a very young age.

Fig&Bleu charcuterie

Local businesses owner Samantha Bonnett readily admits that she’s still fairly new to the charcuterie scene. “I didn’t really have too much experience with charcuterie before I got the idea of starting my business,” Bonnett says.

Anchor Coffee House

Bradley and Heather Atkinson, store owner and operators of Anchor Coffee House, began their business as a mobile coffee shop back in 2015. 

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.

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