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Tomatoes can ripen family connections

July 14, 2015 It no longer lodges the souls at our Underwood family home; rather it has become the resting place for my Ringo geranium. more »»

What makes a restaurant exceptional?

July 8, 2015 These days the word exceptionalism is used in the context of election year sloganeering and vote mongering, especially patriotic appeals to “American exceptionalism. more »»

Cold winter day? Enjoy Elvis Jam!

July 1, 2015 If you are looking to liven up your breakfast table in January, now is the time to start preparing. Sometimes here in Dakota land a winter storm can put us in a jam. more »»

Rhubarb, photographs and more

June 17, 2015 Each one of us has experienced lists of things we should do before we depart this world and the lists seem to be ever growing! Here is a simple pleasure you need to place on your list: step into a... more »»

Harbor Bar and Grill: a culinary halfway house

June 10, 2015 Coleharbor, North Dakota, is a different kind of place. About halfway between Minot and Bismarck on U.S. more »»

Come, take a seat

June 3, 2015 The year was 1965 and Petula Clark’s hit song, “Downtown” was playing on radios everywher. more »»

Betting on the boom

May 27, 2015 Tombstone, Ariz., is a boom town founded in 1879 because of the discovery of silver in the area. Within seven years the town burgeoned from a population of 100 to over 14,000. more »»

Brown sugar blues

May 27, 2015 Dear Heloise: Would somebody let me know what to do with a new package of brown sugar? After opening, it turns to rock and is not usable at all. Please help me as to what to do to keep it usable. more »»

Colorful lessons

May 20, 2015 The Danish Modern oval punch bowl is packed and ready to head west to Ray. It is difficult to believe, but our nephew, Tyler Norman Thompson, is graduating from Ray High Schoo. more »»

Thai dining at Baan Rao

May 13, 2015 After months of trying, I finally succeeded in making the acquaintance of the owner of the Thai restaurant, Baan Rao, located at the southwest corner of the Walmart Plaz. more »»

Meat, potatoes, gravy — a superb trio

May 6, 2015 Lydia enjoys playing restaurant. The other day in her pink and white kitchen, she was listing “soups of the day.” She compiled 12 choices on her white board for her customers. more »»

Bismarck’s Bistro, where you might want to eat dessert first

April 29, 2015 Technically speaking, the name of this restaurant located at 1103 E. Front Ave., could be considered a little misleading. more »»

Purse, address book, set to go!

April 22, 2015 The Minot State University Gala is just around the corner. Joining us in creating items from the former McFarland fabric is Jan (Johnson) Norsby from Rugby. more »»

‘I Am the Walrus’ ... goo goo g’ joob

April 15, 2015 The Walrus is a popular local eatery snuggled into a non-descript strip plaza two blocks from the governor’s mansion in our state capital. more »»

An easy way to make homemade bread

April 8, 2015 I enjoy receiving feedback from readers. Recently, several younger readers have requested a column on easy bread makin. more »»

An Irish frog and a pot of gold in Minot

April 1, 2015 In one of the many variations of Irish folklore involving leprechauns and pots of gold, one of the lesser-known ones is about Ebeneezer’s frog. more »»

The benefits of change

March 25, 2015 Our family recently celebrated my mom’s 95th birthday at the Benedictine Living Center in Garrison. As we were growing up, my mom took time to celebrate our birthdays. more »»

Montana Mike’s isn’t from Montana

March 18, 2015 As a matter of fact, there isn’t one single franchise unit of Montana Mike’s in the state of Montana. There’s only one in all of North Dakota, here in Minot, at 3816 S. Broadway, in front of Walmar. more »»

Celebrating cherished neighbors

March 11, 2015 There are some neighbors who come into your life and impact it in such was way that you never see things the same again. more »»

The Asian invasion: N.D. Asia restaurant

March 4, 2015 When we think about revolution, it is usually in the context of violent overthrow of one ruling class in favor of anothe. more »»



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