Sub Rosa Angels

Be an angel day is August 22nd. Kimberley Thompson’s insight into taking the next step toward her angel wings, brings us back to the fundamentals of kindness. A SIMPLE REMARK. A compliment. An acknowledgement. “Such an easy thing...but yet I was clueless as to the importance of a simple comment.”

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Spice Life

With the launch of Spicewalla, Chef, Restaurateur, and Entrepreneur Meherwan Irani hopes to freshen up and maximize chefs’ spice racks. “There’s no other ingredient on the planet that has the ability to change the flavor of food like spices,” says Irani. “Spices transform the simplest of ingredients into something spectacular.”

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The European Island Paradise That American Tourists Have Yet to Discover

We Americans have a knack for sticking out abroad. Sometimes it’s because we wear bright purple T-shirts that say stuff like “Cleveland: It’s not that bad.” Other times it’s because we stop to take a selfie while getting charged by an angry bull. And it was this exact brand of dumb American I found myself playing in the Azores islands.

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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

It is late summer in Minnesota and a big bouquet of yellow sunflowers brightens my kitchen! The giant fields of sunflowers that exist today in Provence were not there when Van Gogh arrived. Rather, he first found his subject bordering vegetable gardens in Paris. Lisa opens a new window into the stories behind this tall and sunny bloom.

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Mill City Farmers Market-8/10

Mill City Farmers Market Saturday | August 10 | 8 - 1; is a great breakfast or lunch spot! Don’t miss the produce drive-Cooking class at 10:30-Mini Farm-Live music from 11-1-Sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini-Over 60 local food vendors and artists!

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On the US-Mexico Border, Craft Beer Diplomacy Is Bringing Brewers Together

I grew up 150 miles from the Texas-Mexico border + I love craft beer! So the fact US citizens are leading the charge for collaboration on more varietal Craft Beers with Mexico, makes me extremely happy!

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