Eco-Friendly Garden Planning

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the sun’s staying out a little bit longer. It’s time to start thinking about garden plans! Whether you’re a floral fanatic, a backyard farmer, or a little bit of both, early spring is an exciting time of year. Deciding what to do with your plot of … Continued

Celeriac 101

You’ve probably seen these knobby bulbs at your grocery store, nestled next to the beets or radishes. Perhaps you’ve inhaled their strong celery aroma when passing by. But have you ever cooked with celeriac? If not, then today’s the day! Celeriac basics Celeriac, also known as celery root, is the bulb of a celery plant … Continued

What is Romanesco

You may have seen this interesting-looking vegetable, read its name, and wondered, “What in the world is romanesco?” A relative of broccoli and cauliflower, romanesco’s bright green hue (or sometimes bright purple) might even lure in vegetable-resistant eaters. And they won’t be disappointed! This member of the brassica family has a sweeter, mild flavor, and … Continued

Budget Shopping Tips for Healthy, Responsible Eating

Co-op shopping is better for you, the environment, and local farmers, but we appreciate that keeping to your grocery budget is also important. We’re here to help with a list of tips to get the most out of budget shopping the co-op way. Be an owner First and foremost, to get the most of your … Continued

Family Valentine’s Day

Skip the fancy dinner reservation, and instead enjoy a family-friendly Valentine’s Day dinner, one where everyone can help make, serve, and eat a delicious feast – steak and lobster for the grown-up tastes, creamy macaroni and cheese for the younger-at-heart, a gluten-free skillet cookie, and even a co-op kiddie cocktail! Lobster Tail and Tenderloin Visit … Continued

Kale All Day

Kale isn’t going anywhere as a healthy food trend – and why should it? High in fiber, vitamin C, iron, and an excellent source of antioxidants, kale can play a lead or supporting role in every meal of the day. Switch up your smoothie-or-salad routine with these easy recipes. Breakfast Kale and Goat Cheese Omelet … Continued

GAME DAY

Make your game day feast local AND delicious! Lakewinds meat department uses the same organic and high-quality ingredients that go into everything in our co-op. Locally and sustainably raised pork, chicken, beef, and fish provide the best flavor for wings, brats, meatballs, jalapeño poppers, and more. We’ve got lots of different varieties of sports-watching favorites. Pre-order for … Continued

Three Iconic Heritage Foods

Photo Credit: Mette Nielsen Remember the year the New York Times dubbed Minnesota land of Grape Salad in its Thanksgiving issue? In response to “Grapegate” we showcased our honest, long-standing, delicious heritage foods that reflect our region’s bounty. Here are just three old favorites for today’s table. Lefse with Smoked Trout Lefse, the delicate, potato … Continued

DIY TLC: Homemade Wellness Gifts

How do you show you really care? Homemade personal care gifts made from pure, natural ingredients you can find in our aisles. Bottle up your own with these simply wonderful wellness recipes.   After-Ski Body Scrub Helps ease sore muscles, exfoliates and softens dry skin. Ingredients 4 oz jar 1 cup Epsom salt 1 cup … Continued