September 2016
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Living the foodie life

I receive an abnormal amount of joy from feeding people. Ask any of my friends, and they'll tell you that there's always food at my house. I offer them a snack before the...


Bessy's Best is a family farm affair

Bessy the cow saved the Goetz family dairy farm from going under in the 2008 recession. Or rather, her namesake dairy operation saved the family farm.

Kathy and Blaine Goe...


Bring on the fall goodies!

Following the relentless heat of summer, I say bring on the cooler weather! Autumn seems to be a timely change for many of us eager for signs of crisp weather. Friends around t...


Foodie on a budget:

My least favorite part of my household budget, even more than rent or utilities, has got to be the grocery bill.

Not only can it fluctuate depending on how many gr...


A journey to the land of spices:

Let's take a journey to an ancient land. A place where mangoes and guavas grow on trees. A place where parakeets and peacocks live in the wild, proudly displaying their colorful...


Home is where the heart is:

We live in an ever changing world. An expensive one. Mortgage or rent, car payments or lease agreements, children or pets... and for many, just enough money trickles in e...


Small town tales:

Imagination is an essential for those in a small, rural North Dakota town. This has been especially true for Julie Neidlinger of Hampden, N.D. Neidlinger grew up on her parents...


Getting out of the food rut

I'll admit it: I'm a food nut. I love trying new things, especially ethnic cuisine. I encourage my friends to get out and try new things, too, but they always seem to get fi...


Literary nourishment:

Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth

by Vicki Robin

Penguin Grou...


"The Hundred Foot Journey":

"Food is memories," explains one of the characters in Lasse Hallstrom's The Hundred-Foot Journey. For Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), Indian food brings him back to helping his mo...