Monthly Archives: November 24, 2010

Shop Minnesota museums for the most unique holiday gifts

If you crave gifts that are unexpected and go up a notch on the cool factor, skip the big retailers. Head to your local museums instead. Museum gift shops celebrate regional artists, authors and local flavor in a ways you won’t get at most stores. By shopping at museums, you’re supporting Minnesota’s cultural scene as… Read more »

Add wild rice to your Thanksgiving menu

Just harvested grains of wild rice. I’m deviating from travel posts to share a few recipes after seeing the huge interest in earlier wild rice posts. One dish become almost as important as turkey and mashed at our family Thanksgivings since friends shared the original recipe in the 1970s. It has since spanned the globe from Hawaii to… Read more »

Christmas chocolate cravings

Canelake’s delightfully old-fashioned Iron Range candy shop. Upper Midwest’s best candy shops It’s a pregnant woman’s fantasy: chocolate-covered dill pickles and even chocolate-covered green olives. How can you not give in to curiosity and give them a try? My mom and I found these savory, strange sweets at Carole Widman’s Candy Company in Fargo, North… Read more »