• Yellow Crook Neck Squash and Cipolini Onions

    Roasted Stuffed Yellow Pepper & Yellow Cherry Tomatoes with Yellow Crook Neck Squash and Cipollini Onion

  • Bluebherries Marshall's
  • Know Your Tomatoes
  • Stomp Ordway
  • Wax Beabs Marshall's
  • Baked Apples with nuts and dates

    Baked Apples Stuffed with Dates & Roasted Salted Almonds Served with Ice Cream

  • Marshall’s Farm Fresh Food
  • Scents
  • Twin Cities Farmers Market

 

 

Minnesota Food...

 

Building Salads with Local Food

Fresh local farm grown food is far superior to what you can buy at the grocer, still pershishable though. So keeping it fresh has everything to do with how its stored, and the dos and don'ts to retain freshness run the gamut from don't store in plastic, to do store in open containers, in a paper bag with an apple inside for avocados, a bowl of water with plastic wrap cover for asparagus, air tight containers with a wet paper towel for basil, there's a long list of time consuming steps. 

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Remarkable Women...

 

Terri Bonoff Challenges Erik Paulsen

Terri Bonoff, a Minnesota Representative in the 3rd District since 2005, will run against Erik Paulsen (R) who has served in Congress since 2009. The third district is considered moderate, purple, but has only been served by less than moderate Republicans, this is particularly true of Erik Paulsen. Bonoff ran against Ashwin Madia for Paulsen's seat and lost the nomination to Madia in 2008.

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Minnesota Communities...

 

Steve Cwodzinski 4 MN Senate

Candidate Steve Cwodzinski (D), better known as Cwod by thousands of students at Eden Prairie High School, is running for the Minnesota Senate against incumbent Sen David Hann (R) in MND48. Recently retired after more than 30 years as a teacher in Eden Prairie, Steve's dedication to education and his belief in the importance of civic responsibility are at the heart of his decision to run for the Minnesota State Legislature. Find out more about Steve..

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Home and Garden...

 

Scents: cones, burners, sticks, cabins

Scent is an integral part of the way humans sense the world, boosting our immune system and sensing pleasure or fear. Scents conjure both pleasant and unhappy memories, can relieve anxiety and reduce stress. Every herb, flower and many plants have their own particular scent which can relax you or increase your energy. Scent in the home can create an atmosphere of a summer garden or a wooded landscape.

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Places to Go...

 

Elections: Register to Vote, VOTE

Every election is important, but 2016 may be one of the most important elections our country has ever had. Most people agree that issues related to the environment, women's rights, immigration, health care, education, criminal justice, privacy and data security, religion and social issues are critical to the health of our nation. You can find a compendium of all these and where the Presidential candidates stand on them at FiveThirtyEight.  

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Minnesota Happenings...

 

Debbie Goettel: Hennepin Commissioner

Debbie Goettel, current Mayor of Richfield, is running for Hennepin County Commissioner for District 5. Debbie's backgound includes work as a civil engineer and a businesswoman, so she's a great fit for the responsibilities she will have to tackle such as affordable housing, transportation, infrastructure, education and job training. Follow Debbie on Facebook and join the converation.

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Things to Do...

 

Laurie Pryor for MN House

Laurie Pryor is running for Minnesota State House in District 48A, serving Eden Prairie and Minnetonka. First and foremost Laurie wants to bring a Mom perspective back into the legislative process. Laurie says, "I think we need more moms on the case – getting the job done without looking for attention, building consensus not gridlock, solving problems, not creating them." Now that's an approach that's not only refreshing, it's exactly the kind of governance we all dream about.

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Minnesota Grown...

 

Find your Local Farmer here

Locally Grown Farms dot the Twin Cities area. MN Grown has an interactive map with the latest close to home growers, more than ever before. Locally grown food is less expensive, seasonal, right out of the ground and garden fresh. No road trips, no shelf-life, customers are literally eating products that were just harvested. Check out the growers near you.

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  Transportation...

 

SWLRT: $19M Cost Delay

Inaction of the State Leads to $19 Million in Cost Delays for SWLRT. Despite strong support from the business community and local elected officials, the Metropolitan Council announced Monday that the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project has incurred $19 million in cost delays, due to inaction by House leadership to provide the remaining state share of funding. Those costs will continue to increase each week the final local funding is not secured.

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Erik Paulsen Supports Trump

 

 

At private GOP fundraiser Erik Paulsen tells audience to support Trump.

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Erik Paulsen's vote for who? 

 

 

What does it say about Erik Paulsen who states he'll vote for GOP nominee?

 

 

David Hann Supports Trump  

 

 

At private GOP fundraiser Hann tells audience he suppoerts Trump.