0022Christine Hanna, culinary enthusiast and president of Hanna Winery in Sonoma, epitomizes the region’s laid-back approach to wine and food. Her wine expertise and entertaining savvy shows in each of the 100 recipes in this collection.

    The book is arranged by season, with five major meal plans included in each. The Autumn Dinner, for example, includes recipes for spicy eggplant caviar with pita crisps, fall lettuces with pear and pecorino, pan-seared steak with porcini-merlot reduction, roasted potatoes and shallots with herbed aioli and pear tarte tartin with ginger ice cream.

 

Sep/Oct
2011

Savoring Seafood

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Written by Scott Brue

0003Fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthful diet. They contain high quality protein and other essential nutrients, can be low in saturated fat and may contain omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Sep/Oct
2011

Family Focus at Pescara

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Written by Kate Crowley

I love living smack dab in the middle of the continent. It helps me feel centered spiritually, mentally and physically. But there is one thing we’re lacking: in a word—seafood.

   Fresh, sustainably-caught seafood is what I crave, but too often I have been disappointed by lackluster lobster, less-than-tender-tuna or scallops with the texture of rubbery cheese curds. My disappointment disappeared when I discovered Pescara, the fine dining establishment named for a small Italian fishing village. Opened just two years ago, Pescara is located next to the lobby of the Doubletree Hotel.

 

0016Most home gardeners have dreamt of a picture-perfect landscape with flowers bursting with color from spring until fall. This year, turn that dream into a reality by planning and planting perennial flowering plants.

    Perennials are those lovelies that bloom year after year and usually propagate themselves, allowing you to expand your garden at no extra cost. They are available in an incredible array of colors, textures and heights—not only flowers but foliage and bushes.

 

Sep/Oct
2011

Remodeler's Corner - Sep/Oct '11

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Written by Nicole L. Czarnomski

0019Not one, not two, but three renovations have modernized Ron and Sheryl Peterson’s 1960’s ranch style home in Southwest Rochester.

    When they purchased the home eight years ago, an inspector advised the couple to replace the old flat roof on the porch with a new sloped roof. They agreed, and some time later they updated not only the porch, but the bathroom and front entry.

 

Sep/Oct
2011

Affordable Custom Homes

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Written by RAB

0013If you thought you couldn’t afford a custom home, Fieldstone Family Homes wants the opportunity to change your mind.

    Brothers Trent and Troy Johnson along with Bryan Wolfe started the business in 2008 after working in the construction industry with their father who was a builder. Based in Lakeville, Minn., their goal is combining the best service with value.

 

Sep/Oct
2011

Road to Recovery

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Written by Amy Brase

0012As an unprecedented heat wave strikes Minnesota, Tiffany Hunsley checks on the children playfully bobbing up and down in their backyard pool. The air conditioner is broken but the house is bustling with life.

    Tiffany’s partner, Bill, daughter Amberly (24), sons Harley (9) and Ryder (8), granddaughter Angela (4) and two friends recovering from substance addiction all share a home in southeast Rochester.

    More friends join the scene on Saturday nights for a backyard bonfire and “clean” party. Life is good now.  

 

Sep/Oct
2011

On the Mat - Life lessons in 30 days of yoga

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Written by Marlene Petersen

0023This spring, my friend Michelle and I decided to do yoga for 30 consecutive days. Our motivation: she, a veteran yoga instructor, was opening her own studio and wanted to teach in her new space; I wished to be in better shape before my 40th birthday. So, we set the day and time to begin, Saturday, June 25, 2011, 6:30 a.m.

 

0015All right ladies! It’s time to take ‘em off and hang ‘em high!

   The third annual Bras for a Cause event is set for Saturday,
October 8, 3–5 p.m. Sponsored by Rochester Toyota/Rochester Ford and Clear Channel Radio, the event raises money to increase breast cancer awareness.

    For each bra collected, sponsors donate $1 to Join the Journey, a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness and provide support for newly diagnosed cancer patients through educational material, financial support and more. The donated bras then go to the charitable organizations in the community, such as the Women’s Shelter and the Salvation Army.

 

0001Judy Williams has enjoyed a life-long love of the water, whether canoeing in the Boundary Waters or taking a float trip down the Zumbro River. The water has soothed her soul, calmed her mind and helped heal her body.

    So when Williams was diagnosed this past December with breast cancer for the second time and her ailing daughter’s own health worsened, she found it more difficult to make her way to the water—just when she needed it most.

    But now, thanks to the Healing Waters Project, the water has come to her. In late July, Mike Otte, owner of Whitewater Gardens in St. Charles, and a volunteer crew constructed a pondless waterfall in the backyard of Williams’s Rochester home.

 

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