• Cooking,  Eating,  Local Products

    Red Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

    So glad it’s the long weekend. My brother-in-law and his girlfriend are coming to stay with us for the holiday weekend. We’ll be wandering around the State Fair together and you can bet cheese curds will be involved! Last year during fair week I posted my State Fair Strawberry Shake├é┬áinspired by my Dairy Building favorite. This year the raspberry sundae has been at the top of my list. Although I couldn’t sneak to the fair every day this week to have an extra treat, I did make some raspberry frozen yogurt at home to carry me over until tomorrow’s visit. Let’s be honest…my frozen yogurt and State Fair raspberry sundaes…

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    ELC Day #30- State Fair Strawberry Shake

    For anyone who has taken on the Eat Local America Challenge, a big component of the diet is finding all the things you love to eat within a few hundred miles. The best locavores learn to not see it as a “sacrifice” or “giving up” all the good things. Instead, they celebrate the small victories that come with finding a new producer, a new shop, or a new local food. When I’m out-and-about and spot the Minnesota Grown sticker on an untried food, (and the kitchen partner can attest to this) I’ve been known jump up and down with excitement. The same thing happened last year when we visited the…

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    ELC Day #25- Sangria on a Stick

    It’s state fair time!  I hope everyone is planning a trip to the Great Minnesota Get-Together this year and will find at least 1 tasty thing on a stick.  Last year the kitchen partner and I were even able to find a few things with the Minnesota Grown sticker on them (strawberry shakes at the dairy bar!)  We’ll be on the look out again this year on our handful of trips. In honor of the start of the state fair, last night I made my own fair fare: sangria on a stick.  Brace yourself.  These late-summer treats are made with local watermelon, marinated for a few hours in a local…