Food & Drink

Bootleg Season

Memorial Day weekend is the official kickoff of the bootleg season. Bootlegs are Minnesota’s version of a Mint Julep/Mojito (favored by the Kentucky Derby crowd) and one of our state’s best kept summer cocktail secrets. 

Last summer my husband built me a new garden, complete with raised beds, storage for supplies and a gate to keep out the “neighbors,” AKA deer and bunnies.

Learning  to Live and Love through Tragedy

Eleanor Oliphant is definitely not fine. As a result of a difficult upbringing steeped in tragedy, Eleanor creates a safe life for herself with strict routines while avoiding most social interactions and living in the shadows.

Crémant

Popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly can fill a room with celebratory spirits. As we move into brunch season and springtime celebrations, let’s take a closer look at a Champagne’s lesser-known cousin.

Keys Café regulars

Every Tuesday morning at Keys Café starts the same as it has for decades.

Louis Bouillot sparkling rosé

I love to entertain, whether it’s for a planned dinner or an impromptu gathering of friends. Here are my rules and some go-to wines that make this really easy.

I’m returning to work this month after a weeklong staycation, and I’ve spent a ton of time inside recently, engaged in activities both cozy and productive.

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.

Whole Grains

Why does pasta get so much of the culinary glory? Granted, it transforms dishes, comes in shapes galore and has “comfort food” written all over it.

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