Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Sauteed Green Beans

Sauteed Green Beans 2 tablespoons butter 3 to 4 cups sliced raw green beans 1/4 to 1/2 cup finely chopped onion Salt and pepper Melt butter in a 10-inch skillet. When butter is hot, add onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add sliced green beans and stir to coat with butter. Cover pan....
Posted On 29 Jul 2015

In Focus: Good Sports of the North

The Beltrami County Historical Society is playing host to the Good Sports of the North exhibit. Inside, there are fifteen different boards that tell stories of athletes that achieved greatness in Bemidji and surrounding areas. The exhibit also features vintage sports equipment...
Posted On 24 Jul 2015

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Beet and Carrot Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Beet and Carrot Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing 2 medium carrots, peeled 1 large red beet, peeled 1 chubby garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Red pepper flakes, to taste 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons...
Posted On 22 Jul 2015
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In Focus-Student’s Senior Thesis Film Goes Viral

Bilal Sohail graduated with a communications degree at Bemidji State University in May. Born in Pakistan, he wanted to do something meaningful for his senior thesis film. The product of that ambition is his documentary, “Cornered Tiger: The other Side of Pakistan,”...
Posted On 18 Jul 2015

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Summer Tuna Avocado Salad

Summer Tuna Avocado Salad Fresh greens of choice 1 (5-ounce) can white albacore tuna 1/2 of an avocado, chopped 1/4 cup finely diced radish 1/4 cup minced chives fresh lime juice olive oil salt and pepper Arrange greens on two salad plates. Top each portion with half of tuna....
Posted On 15 Jul 2015

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Sensational Sweet Strawberry Soup

Sensational Sweet Strawberry Soup 1 cup milk 1/2 cup 1/2 & 1/2 1/4 cup sour cream or Greek-style yogurt 2 cups frozen strawberries Honey, if needed to sweeten the soup a few leaves of fresh basil plus more for garnishing the soup Dark chocolate, grated, for serving Place...
Posted On 08 Jul 2015

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Fourth of July Fruitcake

Fourth of July Fruitcake Watermelon Cantaloupe Honeydew Cherries (pitted) Blueberries Skewers Cut watermelon and melon in large slices. Place skewers around in a circle. Put cherries on top of skewers.  Place blueberries around cake
Posted On 01 Jul 2015

In Focus: Franklin Art Center Gallery is Out Of This World

Space, the last frontier. This month it has been closer to Brainerd than normal. June at the Franklin Art Center has a gallery honoring the 50th anniversary of the first space walk. The exhibit includes aliens, dragons, droids and other animals in a space themed fantasy that...

Good Food, Good Life, 365 – Cherry Fizz

Cherry Fizz 6 to 8 fresh sweet cherries, pitted, chopped 2 sprigs of fresh mint 1 stem fresh thyme, leaves only 1 squeeze of fresh lime juice Sparkling water Place cherries, mint and thyme into a 16-ounce glass. Muddle the ingredients until the cherries produce some juice. Add a...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015

In Focus – Jon Hassler Festival

Jon Hassler was a teacher at Brainerd Community College, now Central Lakes College, for 12 years as an English professor. So to honor him, CLC held a festival in his name. The Jon Hassler Festival included multiple speakers and presentations during the two-day event. Hassler...

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