Kitchen

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.

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.

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.

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.

By now, even the most fervent cooks have grown a bit weary as the holidays and heavy-food season begin to fade into the distance.

Frank Hinck of Walnut Street Woodworking works on a custom kitchen item.

Making custom kitchen items, with sustainable, locally found wood is Frank Hinck’s craft.

For the past 31 years, Preferred Kitchens has provided families in White Bear Lake and surrounding areas with kitchen, bath and home improvement makeovers.

By the time the holidays roll around, Rachael Perron, White Bear Lake resident and culinary director at Kowalski’s, has been sampling stuffing and cranberry sauce for six months.

Margaux’s Table is making major moves—physical and conceptual.

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