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Delicious apples

By JEAN TELLERGRIT MagazineAutumn is a time for clear skies, crisp air, brisk temperatures and seasonal delicacies.School's underway, football games and sports activities abound, the family is busy all the time, and the holiday season is getting closer. Seasonal fruits, like pumpkins and ...

Cookie grandma

By LAURA CARLSONlaura@carlsonwrites.comRANDALL - For several years, Sue Braland has posted pictures and recipes on social media, much to the delight of her friends and followers.On one particular day, as she was preparing food for the Story City Historical Society Milk Can Dinner, Braland, of ...

It’s time for Oktoberfest

By KAREN K. WILLGRIT MagazineIt was 1810 when Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria honored his bride, Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, with a wedding day festival in Munich, inviting farmers, merchants and villagers to celebrate the fall harvest. Through the years, horse races, ...

A harvest of good eating in fall colors

By CLAYTON RYEcrye@wctatel.netHANLONTOWN - About a year ago, when my wife Suzzanne and I were having a meal at one of her favorite places to eat, we were served purple potatoes with dipping sauce as part of the meal.I didn't know there was such as a thing as purple potatoes. I suggested we ...

8 fresh ways to enjoy zucchini

By DIANE HAWKESGRIT MagazineIn late summer, gardeners of every skill level swear they'll never plant another hill of zucchini, but by the time spring rolls around, the oft-maligned fruit winds up in the garden once again.Gardeners love zucchini in the spring because it performs so cheerfully ...

An Italian farmhouse dinner

By KAREN K. WILLGRIT MagazineItalians have a passion for food. Good food. They're driven by a passion for quality ingredients -much more so than just about any other culture, including the French. The majority of Italians have backyard gardens where they grow their own tomatoes, herbs, peppers, ...

Future foodie:

By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBYyettergirl@yahoo.comROCKWELL CITY-For a farm girl like Sophia Wuebker, she could hardly believe what she was hearing. She was selling home-grown sweet corn to customers one day this past July at the campgrounds at Twin Lakes, when she encountered a boy from Las Vegas ...

Fresh fish

By KELSEY TRIMBLEGRIT MagazineFishing is a favorite hobby for rural folks during the summer months, and even the winter months for those up north who enjoy ice fishing.It's a pastime that offers the chance to slow down and enjoy the great outdoors, all while putting a healthy source of protein ...

Beef … it’s whats for dinner at the Utesch’s

By KRISTIN DANLEY-GREINERksdg13@msn.comFood has always been an important component in Elaine Utesch's life, whether she was teaching high schoolers to cook in her family and consumer science class or whipping up something delicious for the farm crew out of her own kitchen.Utesch and her ...

Better with bacon

By KELLSEY TRIMBLEGRIT MagazineBacon is one of those foods that just about everyone agrees - it's flipping delicious. My favorite way to enjoy it is with a side of eggs, over-easy, and a buttermilk biscuit with butter and blackberry jam. But you'll never see me turn down a BLT either, complete ...