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A little of this, A little of that. 2-2-15


By Kathy Little

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Columnists

I love Minnesota in the spring.

I love Minnesota in the summer.

I love Minnesota in the fall.

I do not love Minnesota in the winter

At all!

Blizzards, ice storms, wind chills, and slippery roads are not my definition of fun. Getting up at the “crack of dawn” is one thing; getting up in the frigid dark is another thing. I have lived in Minnesota all my life. Yet winter takes me by surprise every year! Probably it is just like child birth. You block out the pain when you hold your baby in your arms. Once spring arrives, I block all thoughts of winter until November. Then shockingly it reappears! My husband finds my reaction odd. He reminds me that we do have four seasons and ticks them off on his fingers. Could I have short term memory loss he wonders and then asks me the name of the President of the United States and my birth date. What would I do without his sense of humor?

Still I realize what a great state Minnesota is, and I am proud to live here. We Minnesotans are a smart, hardy bunch with a great work ethic and that thing called “Minnesota Nice”. To survive our winters we have to be tough and stick together. To thrive in this climate we have to be innovative. As my oh-so-hardy husband says, “There is no bad weather, just bad clothing.” He, who wears long underwear, two t-shirts, a sweatshirt, a sweater and coat to walk down to get the mail, should know.

Talking about smart, just look at the test scores in our schools on national exams. Minnesotans also read many books. Maybe because we don’t have to suit up in multiple layers to do so. 3-M invented scotch tape and the post-it-note. The University of Minnesota bred the Honeycrisp Apple. We are home to the Mayo Clinic, the Walker Art Center, the Guthrie Theater, and the Mall of America. The bundt cake pan was invented in Minnesota. Don’t forget Bob Dylan, Prince, Judy Garland. Think about “The Great Gatsby” and “Lake Woebegan”. I’m certainly glad that I live in a place where walleye pike and wild rice are readily available.

So if you live here and hate getting up on dark, frigid mornings, try to remember some of the above. This recipe will provide a hot breakfast on those mornings without using a frying pan in under three minutes.





Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble



2 eggs

2 tbsp. milk
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Becky's Food Tales - Have a bran-tastic day

By Becky Hoff

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
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Those who know me may be aware of the fact that I am not a morning person. Perhaps it is a holdover from years of working night shifts; I do not know. If you call my house before nine a.m., prepare to leave a message. I may be awake, but I am not ..... 
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Working Mom - 12.15.14

By Tammy Danielson

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Who remembers getting apples, nuts, and hard candy in a brown bag after their Sunday School Christmas program? I do and am not sure why, but my parents never seemed to be worried about me choking on the ..... 
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A little of this, A little of that.

By Kathy Little

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
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Once upon a time long, long ago in the small village of Preston; brothers Marshall and Herman Ebert owned a hardware store on the corner across the street from the Park Hotel. It stocked manly man stuff like shovels, hoes, rakes, lawn mowers and whe ..... 
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A View From the Woods

By Loni Kemp

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
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Climate Chaos We shivered through November days colder than ever before in Minnesota. Last spring was extremely wet. Summer was extraordinarily cool and pleasant. I recall the summer before was excruciatingly hot and humid. Rainfalls seem to com ..... 
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Becky's Food Tales

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
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By: Becky Hoff The Plight of the Pumpkin My friends, this is not a good time of year to be a pumpkin. In truth, it’s not a good time to be any sort of squash, but the round orange guys really get it this time of year. In October the frenzy bega ..... 
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The Working Mom

By Tammy Danielson

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
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Minnesota Women and Flip-Flops Do you ever wonder if anyone loves flip-flops as much as Minnesota women love them? My husband does not understand my obsession so will continually ask me if I “really need so many pairs.” (Like they are taking u ..... 
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Country Coffee Talk - Egg Coffee

By Jeanette Schmidt

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Columnists

It’s that time of the year when you wouldn’t have to cook for at least a month….church dinners, church dinners, and did I mention church dinners. There’s Ham and Meatball, Salad Luncheon, BBQ & Hot Dogs, Pork Dinner and, of course, the infam ..... 
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A VIEW from the Woods - If a Tree Falls in the Forest…

By Loni Kemp

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
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lunch in the garden. Our god-daughter and her husband were visiting Minnesota from their home in Colorado. She was excited to show him the beloved hardwood forest landscape of her childhood. They brought her parents along, and we all soon switched ou ..... 
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