Leisure & Lifestyle

Thu
19
May

'Til death we part - prolonging the relationship with perennials

Poker? Ponies? No, thanks.

For most people, gardening in Minnesota is enough of a gamble.

Consider that each new season can bring:

• the thrill of victory -- "Look! The yarrow is taking off at the curbside in spite of the road salt and the sand!"

Wed
18
May

Author Tony Ducklow scripts childhood adventures into novel

After growing up in North St. Paul in the 1960s and '70s, graduating from North High, and eventually becoming a teacher in nearby St. Paul, Tony Ducklow never forgot his small-town roots.

Sun
08
May

Spring reveals winter damage

It was a winter where almost anything green and less than a yard tall was hidden by snow for months.

So it was a shock to homeowners who stepped outside this spring to find all was not as they left it Veterans Day. Instead, all that snow had been hiding nefarious activities:

Sun
08
May

Spring reveals winter damage

It was a winter where almost anything green and less than a yard tall was hidden by snow for months.

So it was a shock to homeowners who stepped outside this spring to find all was not as they left it Veterans Day. Instead, all that snow had been hiding nefarious activities:

Mon
18
Apr

Kitchens still top remodeling lists, for good reason

Let's see: milk, bread, a head of lettuce -- and how about some workspace that doesn't involve shoving the toaster and the food processor out of the way three times a day? Maybe some storage you can reach into without being on all fours?

Mon
18
Apr

Kitchens still top remodeling lists, for good reason

Let's see: milk, bread, a head of lettuce -- and how about some workspace that doesn't involve shoving the toaster and the food processor out of the way three times a day? Maybe some storage you can reach into without being on all fours?

Fri
08
Apr

What's cookin'?

As spring takes its sweet time to flourish in Minnesota, one common bond that unites us all is the urge for spring and summer foods including savory sauces and soups, crispy salads and delectable desserts.

Thu
07
Apr

Now, the ice-dam repair season starts

From bungalows to Victorians to ramblers, we certainly had a Christmas-card winter.

Eaves draped with snow, icicles stretching down to the ground -- nearly every residential street was a picturesque scene.

Thu
17
Mar

A short stay in Winnipeg

Historic deaths and debauchery, outdoor concerts and plays, hip shops and good food are just a few of the things I enjoyed on my trip last fall to Winnipeg, Canada, an eight-hour drive north from the Twin Cities. The historic city is clean, and people are friendly.

Mon
14
Mar

Cooking Bundt cakes in the kitchens across America

Bundt cakes were the rage in the 1960s and 1970s, but somewhere in the interim, those tube pans seem to have disappeared into the darkness of our cupboards.

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