BY MARY CASANOVA My grandparents were poor, yet they saved money all year long in a tin coffee can to celebrate Christmas with their ten grandkids in St. Paul. Every Christmas they arrived from the Iron Range in their blue station wagon loaded to the top with Christmas packages and baked goods. Of all the … More Recipe spectacular: Memories of Potica.
Early visitors to Minnesota’s Iron Range (here at Missabe Mountain Mine in 1937)were meant to stand in awe at the size and complexity of open pit iron ore mining.As Jeff Manuel writes, there has long been a close connection between politics andiron ore mining (and, incidentally, hotdish) in Minnesota.Image: Minnesota Historical Society Collection, HD3.112 p59. … More Recipe spectacular: Taconite Tater Tot Hotdish
Sue Leaf in May 2013 at the Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge. “On a river, roads seem not to exist and only the clear and sparkling water serves as a passage through the world,”writes Leaf. Photograph by Tom Leaf. BY SUE LEAF When I was a child, I was given the gift of a … More Reflection, renewal, and the art of canoeing. (With bonus Christmas meringue cookie recipe.)
Page from Great Wolf and the Good Woodsmanby Betsy Bowen. ——- This is a continuation of a series running this week on authors’ favorite holiday recipes.See also: Bury your fish for better flavor and other questionable Norwegian advice, by Eric Dregni.——- BY BETSY BOWEN Ingredients:CarrotsPopcornCornSunflower seeds Instructions:* Cut carrots in chunks* String some of the … More Recipe spectacular: Feed the birds (and squirrels and mice, too) at midnight on Christmas Eve
A fishing boat in Norway’s Lofoten Islands. Author Eric Dregnispent a year on a Fulbright Fellowship in Trondheim, Norway, where his first child was born.Images courtesy of the author. ——-This is the first in a series running this week on authors’ favorite holiday recipes.——-BY ERIC DREGNI The fishmonger at the Ravnkloa seafood shop in Trondheim tricked me. … More Recipe spectacular: Bury your fish for better flavor and other questionable Norwegian advice.
Our 6th (and final!) day of holiday recipes from our authors is upon us. Thanks so much for following. We hope you’ve enjoyed these recipes, and perhaps have been inspired to try a new dish or two. Day 5: Cranberry tart from Brenda Langton.Day 4: Hearty, healthful entrees from Jenny Breen.Day 3: Corn chowder from … More Holiday recipe spectacular: Goodies by Beatrice Ojakangas
It’s Day 5 of our holiday recipe spectacular, and we’ve got some delicious dessert recipes from Brenda Langton, author of The Spoonriver Cookbook (where the following recipes come from) and The Cafe Brenda Cookbook. Enjoy! This week, we’ve also featured:Day 4: Hearty, vegan-friendly entrees with Jenny Breen.Day 3: Corn chowder with Atina Diffley.Day 2: Swedish … More Holiday recipe spectacular: Cranberry tart and apple sesame kanten by Brenda Langton
Day 4 of our six-day holiday recipe blowout continues with heartier, vegan-friendly recipes from professional chef Jenny Breen, co-author of Cooking Up the Good Life: Creative Recipes for the Family Table. Day 3: Corn Chowder by Atina Diffley.Day 2: Swedish Pancakes and Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranates by Helene Henderson.Day 1: Sweet Potato and Walnut Salad … More Holiday recipe spectacular: Hearty, healthful entrees from Jenny Breen
Day 3 of our holiday recipe phase features a nice winter corn chowder from Atina Diffley, author of Turn Here Sweet Corn. Day 2: Helene Henderson’s Swedish Pancakes with Cranberries and Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranates.Day 1: Beth Dooley’s Sweet Potato and Walnut Salad and Cranberry Snack Cake. Four generations of the Diffley family come together … More Holiday recipe spectacular: Atina Diffley’s Corn Chowder
This week we’re enlisting in some of our finest Minnesota authors to give us their favorite holiday recipes. We kicked off this holiday recipe spectacular on Friday with a few goodies from Beth Dooley. Today, we feature Helene Henderson, author of The Swedish Table. ——- Holiday recipes from Helene Henderson SWEDISH PANCAKES WITH SIMPLE SYRUP … More Holiday recipe spectacular: Swedish Pancakes a la Helene Henderson