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​Get out and garden

by Marie Monson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 27th, 2015

F-M’s first ever Community Garden Day takes place Saturday

Fargo-Moorhead residents will have a chance to develop their green thumbs this Saturday at the first ever Community Garden Day.

Last year, four of the nine community gardens in the F-M area produced enough food to feed more than 200 families, according to event organizer Jack Wood, who hopes Community Garden Day becomes an annual event. Wood is one of the leaders of Growing Together, a community gardening ministry that unites…

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​Deep Dish Peach Cobbler

by Deb Jenkins | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 20th, 2015

photo by Amanda TiptonMother's Day has passed, I wanted to honor my mom, Donella Peterson (who left way too soon some 13 years ago), by mentioning the wonderful cooking skills she taught me. She would tell you in a heartbeat that shewas “not a cook.” But she was wrong. She was a cook -- and a very good one at that.

My mother was from the South and she was really good at making collard greens, mac and cheese and (oh my gosh) the best cornbread. I mean the best cornbread on the planet.

She was particularly…

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Proof Artisan Distillery breaking new ground in craft spirits

by Krissy Ness | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 20th, 2015

Photo by J Earl Miller

Finally, booze won’t just be consumed in downtown Fargo, it will be produced, too.

Proof Artisan Distillery will open this summer at 414 4th Avenue North. Fargo native Joel Kath, who leads the ownership team, wanted to open up shop in his hometown. The distillery, which will produce straight whiskey (created by distilling a fermented malted or unmalted cereal mash to create a spirit not exceeding 80% ABV), vodka and gin, will fit right with the “improofing” downtown business…

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​(WOOD + MAN X FIRE) = GOOD FOOD

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 13th, 2015

Photo by Tom Greenwood

It is no big secret that food cooked over a wood-burning fire is monumentally tastier than when it is cooked over propane gas and even charcoal. Granted, charcoal is better than gas but still not as good as that aroma and flavor of wood-grilled food.

I wonder what is was like way back in time when lighting struck a tree and started it on fire. Man, or man at the time, must have freaked out completely. But still had the sense to grab the flame and take fire burning for warmth and light.…

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​Indian Cuisine by Sherbanoo Aziz

by Deb Jenkins | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 10th, 2015

I found Sherbanoo Aziz’s book “Sherbanoo’s Indian Cuisine: Tantalizing Tastes of the Indian Subcontinent” while I was cleaning and rearranging my kitchen. Of course, to me, that was a sign I needed to write about her.

Here are a few brief questions I had for her, followed by a recipe from her book.

High Plains Reader: Do you currently live in the F-M area?

Sherbanoo Aziz: I live in Moorhead, and have lived here for 10 years.

HPR: With all the markets now in the F-M area, do you…

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​Tortoise or hare: eating for endurance

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 10th, 2015

In the movie “Field of Dreams,” where Kevin Costner builds a ball park in the middle of his corn field, a voice comes out of nowhere saying “Go the distance.” And go he did, sticking to his dream and making a home field for a bunch of dead ball players.

Going the distance takes stamina, training, dedication and a plan. And that plan includes what we put in our bodies to fuel it. I am not a runner, but over the years I have done my share of long-haul backpacking, usually with a…

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​Oh boy, oh Boyd!

by Deb Jenkins | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 29th, 2015

I finally got around to going through all my cookbooks in my upstairs kitchen, as they were on the verge of taking over my small counter space.

I thought it would be great to be “Little Miss Organizer” and put them in order of Mexican, Italian, Asian and so on, but then to my surprise I found a book that did not fall into any of those titles. This was a self-made cookbook by a local celebrity. It brought a smile to my face and brought me back to great memories of her cooking.…

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​20 Below Coffee Co. offers warm grounds for coffee drinkers

by Amy Borgman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 15th, 2015

Last Saturday was the grand opening of the coffee bar and roasterie Twenty Below Coffee Co. in downtown Fargo.

Ty Ford and Mike Moran met only seven months ago at Unseen Ministries and have been working together with their wives Elisha and Danae since December. They got to talking (over a cup of coffee) and realized that they could expand the business of Ty and Elisha’s coffee roasting endeavors and open up a space together to serve coffee and serve the community.

Twenty Below Coffee…

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​The Chaat Shop

by Deb Jenkins | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 15th, 2015

Photo by Abby Ladybug

Here's the next installment in my series of four articles about what I have found in my excursions to the new ethic markets that have opened in Fargo.

The last article I wrote was about the Himalayan Market and what they had to offer. I ended that article saying the next time I write, it would be about the "wow" factor. It's called Fargo Fresh, which opened in November 2014. It is owned by couple Sam and Vandana Saravana Ranga-Swamy.

They're doing it right. It is a beautiful new market…

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​Easter 2015 and a recipe for flourless chocolate cake

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 8th, 2015

Hopefully by now you are coming down from the ultimate sugar rush, Easter. I always knew we went a tad overboard with the sweets during the week devoted to the celebration of Christianity. We, as a nation, spent $16.4 billion on candy this past week. That blew my mind. I didn’t make that number up -- I heard it on CBS Money Watch.

I mentioned to a friend that this was true trickle-down economics. We all know who gets the acknowledgement and spiritual benefit; after all it’s his…

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