Wild Rice Salad

This dish showcases wild rice, or Mahnomin in Ojibwe, a food that is sacred to Native Americans and indigenous to the lakes of northern Minnesota. When buying wild rice in your area, purchase wild harvested, not farmed rice [We love Native Harvest wild rice]. And honor each grain of wild rice by making sure you […]

Eat for Equity Featured in Oprah Magazine

Eat for Equity Featured in Oprah Magazine Eat for Equity is “deliciously reinventing the charity dinner.” Eat for Equity and its co-founder, Emily Torgrimson, are featured in the November issue of Oprah Magazine. “Food with Thought” tells the story of Eat for Equity’s beginnings with a pot of jambalaya to its recent cross-country tour and […]

Procrastinator’s Chocolate Cake

There are many things to love about this cake. Number 1: you can make it on short notice, whenever a chocolate craving hits, or you have unexpected guests, or you forgot you were supposed to bring something to that potluck. Number 2: you can make it with pantry staples, even when you’re out of milk […]

Lentil Walnut Salad

Mixed with crisp vegetables and a silky walnut vinaigrette, this french lentil salad is flavorful, inexpensive, and quick to prepare. It makes a great lunch salad – or add goat cheese or salad greens, serve it slightly warm, and turn it into dinner. ingredients (serves 10) 2 1/2 cups French [round, dark green] lentils 1 […]

Lemon Cheesecake with Berries

Graham Cracker Crust  1/2 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 6 tablespoons butter, melted Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Crush graham crackers and blend in food processor with sugar and sea salt until fine and sandy. Brown butter and strain to remove milk solids. Mix browned butter into dry ingredients using hands. Pour […]

Festival Schedule

We’re so excited to welcome you to the Wild Things Festival this weekend at Lily Springs Farm. Have you gotten your ticket yet? How do I get there? Here’s a link to directions. Need a ride or have one to offer? Post carpool opportunities on the event page. What’s happening when? You’re welcome to come to the […]

Taking Candy from Strangers

We’re taught as kids to distrust the stranger, to be skeptical of help that comes from the unknown, and of help that comes without expectation of return.  We begin to assume that if someone helps us, then they must want something back. And yet on this trip, I’ve learned to trust in the stranger and […]

Golden Dressing

This dressing is so good you might just find youself drinking it. And why not, when it’s packed with B vitamins, amino acids, and healthy oils?  This recipe is adapted from the  Hollyhock cookbooks. It’s an easy recipe to whip up and double (or quadruple, so you have enough to pour yourself a glass!). Just […]

Carrot Harissa Spread

This vibrantly colored dip featured prominently in the rainbow of spreads we made for an art gallery opening featuring art inspired by the work of social justice organizations. Orange carrot harissa spread was joined by red romesco sauce, yellow saffron butter, green chermoula, and magenta beet-yogurt dip. Guests played with their food by painting bread with […]

Until Next Week, Annabelle

Originally written 5/07/03 Main Street, Harmony, Minnesota – Traffic jams only occur when some farmer’s tractor blocks the lane. Road hazards are more organic here, consisting of deer, raccoon, and Amish buggies. Drivers greet each other not with obscenities or implicating gestures, but with nods, waves, and tips of their hats. On Main Street of this […]

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