November 2020

“It looked like the world was covered in a cobble crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” - Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost 

Read the digital edition below!

Mulled wine

Big batch cocktail recipes for Thanksgiving, December holidays and New Year's.

Nutcrackers at the Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt

As a tribute to part of Minnesota’s heritage, the Christkindlsmarkt celebrates German tradition in the heart of Excelsior.

Centerpieces from Lilia Flower Boutique.

Arrange beautiful centerpieces with the help of Lilia Flower Boutique.

A game bird cooked for Thanksgiving dinner.

Local food blogger Michele Phillips offers recipes and tips for cooking duck, pheasant and Cornish hens for Thanksgiving dinner.

Meat and cheese platters from The Grater Good

The Grater Good offers beautifully-created artisan cheese and meat boards, hearty bread baskets and cheese tasting sessions.

An ICA Food Shelf volunteer holds up two turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner.

ICA brings holiday cheer to the community.

A senior at The Pillars of Shorewood Landing uses a WellnessVR headset.

WellnessVR helps seniors at The Pillars of Shorewood Landing beat social isolation.

A slice of pumpkin pie with a crimped crust.

Don’t wing it when it comes to your Thanksgiving dinner.

A game farm on Lake Minnetonka's Big Island.

The Big Island Game Farm brought Minnesota its most iconic game bird, the ring-necked pheasant.

An illustration of three millennials at a coffee shop.

Writer and podcast host Natalie Webster reflects on the much-maligned generation.

Always the Last to Know by Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins's trademark blend of humor and heart is on excellent display in "Always the Last to Know".

A woman packs her suitcase before a trip.

Travel is not a luxury—it’s essential for a healthy life.

Charles Krug's sauvignon blanc

Look no further for your Thanksgiving dinner wine pairing.

An illustration of a rabbit and a bird in winter.

The few animals that stay in Minnesota and above ground in the winter all utilize tried-and-true elements to stay warm.