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#Living

Let’s Cook: Jam’n with Lilacs

“What a desolate place would be a world without flowers! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome.” - Clara L. Balfour Our North Dakota cities, towns and expansive countryside have been smiling for the past two weeks! Lilacs in lavender, purple, white and pink have ...

Taste testers give Scandinavian cakes five stars

Ahead of this weekend’s Midsummer festival at the Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot, Gourmet Chef offered a Scandinavian cake class with Olivia Kimberlin, assistant Karen Weber and Heritage Park board member Kae Watson. During the two-hour class from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, the women made ...

Let’s Cook: Hydrated, Healthy and Happy

Spring and summer are about anticipation. With a delayed spring, we have been waiting for lilacs to bloom showing forth their color palette of lavender, deep purple and white. Summer has many of us anticipating fresh garden cucumbers. There is nothing like peeling a vine ripened cucumber and ...

Zoo News: All of that yellow can’t be dandelions

This is the time of year when things begin to turn green, and we start seeing more yellow popping up at the zoo. Fortunately, the yellow is not in the form of dandelions, but school buses from across the region. Students of all ages pour into the zoo each spring as the weather warms up and the ...

Prairie Fare: Gardening has many benefits for kids, adults

When late May arrives and I plant flowers, herbs and vegetables, I think about all the gardening I did as a child. We lived up to our last name of “Garden” with a large vegetable garden in town near our house and an even larger vegetable garden in the country. I had specific assignments ...

Dakota Gardener: Preparing transplants for the outdoors

This week I will haul my seedlings home for the second leg of their school garden journey. They are going to spend a few weeks in my yard adjusting to the outdoor environment before they are finally planted in the gardens. While this step is a lot of work, I would really regret if I didn’t ...