Drive 55

Sandy Holthaus Next week I will have a banner birthday “55.” Everywhere I saw the signs that this was coming, literally. I live very near Highway 55; most speed limit signs are 55 and now I am receivi…

Say cheese for cream cheese!

In Northern Minnesota it snowed today. Fall didn’t just fall, it crashed! Sometimes the season sneaks up on us … a pretty leaf here or there. A tree full of yellow leaves that wasn’t there yesterday. …

A happy place defined

Jill Pertler “Slices of Life” We all need a happy place, or at the very least can benefit from one – or a dozen, take your pick. You don’t have to limit yourself to just one happy place. Go ahead; gra…

Blueberry is my favorite color

Sandy Holthaus I love the color blue. Not light blue or teal but a true deep, dark cobalt blue. A blueberry blue. Recently I visited my parents in Schroeder at the height of blueberry season. I have n…

Third time is a charm

Sandy Holthaus We just had our third of the annual Field to Feast Community Dinners. This is such a labor of love! I cannot begin to express the overall feeling of this event. Never did I imagine what…

Protein

Dear Dietitian, Can you tell me how much protein I need in a day? I’ve looked this up on the internet and get several different answers.      Need to know Dear Need to know: Our bodies need protein to…

Catapult Zucchini Day declared!

Sandy Holthaus I received several Facebook notices that Aug. 8, is National “Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbors Porch” Day. Thank goodness my neighbors love me too much to bring on such torture, …