Minnesota State Fair

July 30 Morning Roundup

The Twin Cities Perfect Pint Beer Club enjoys a night of nine different Belgian brews, these coconut zucchini blondies will put your extra zucchinis to good use, some tempting pizza gets sliced up on the Heavy Table’s Flickr pool, cross those Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies off your grocery list and make these instead, and it’s […]


Minnesota State Fair 2009: Year of the Potato

June isn’t too early to start talking about the Minnesota State Fair, apparently. As Pioneer Press’ Tad Venzer reports, “‘Last year was the year of the bacon. This year is the year of the potato,’ said Dennis Larson, Fair license administration manager who has final say on what food makes it into the Great Minnesota Get-Together.” […]


10 Poetic Plants from the Friends Sale

Should you see a copy of the guide to the 20th Annual Friends School Plant Sale laying around at a cafe or restaurant, seize it at once. This prosaic-looking publication is more than merely a vast catalog of intriguing fruits and herbs — it’s a treasury of quirky, eloquent, and sometimes highly entertaining botanical writing. […]