winter blog posts
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Food Safety in a Power Outage
Well, Worthington, this has been quite the spring/winter storm! With the abundant power outages, food safety can be of real concern. Fortunately, with the rolling blackouts we are having, the power sh...
4/11/13 at 11:06 AM
What a difference a year makes
The temperature hovered near 0 degrees Tuesday morning, and I couldnt help but think back on what Id been doing a year to the day earlier. On March 26, 2012, two friends and I launched my boat at the...
3/28/13 at 3:15 PM Going to the snow 1/28/13 at 11:54 AM
Saying goodbye to winter 3/12/12 at 11:21 AM
by Amanda Herzog When the weather outside is frightful, and yourbrain thinks of nothing delightful, turn to thispage and let your brain be amazed! Theres lotsto do on a cold winter day. Learn to ...
2/18/13 at 5:22 PM Indoor Fun For Little Ones 2/13/13 at 4:08 PM
Recipe: Ham and Cabbage Soup 1/31/13 at 3:05 PM
Pacific Rim Grilled Steak
I love to grill in the Winter. It makes me feel like I am defying mother nature. Every Fall we move the gargantuan gas grill up four steps so it can be closer to the patio door. At least once a week, ...
1/21/13 at 7:36 PM
You absolutely must see the Winter Hexagon tonight
There's a reason the winter sky is so full of sparkling stars. A great many are concentrated around the constellation Orion the form of a gigantic hexagon. How big is it? I made a fist and reached m...
1/17/13 at 12:11 PM Make a toast to the New Year's Eve midnight sky 12/31/12 at 11:40 AM
Happy New Baktun and a joyous solstice to all 12/21/12 at 10:00 AM
Cold Enough For You?
Doesn't it seem like whenever this time of year rolls around there's always that one person who just HAS to ask you that question? Despite my not being a North Dakota native, I've grown to love liv...
12/10/12 at 12:26 AM How to Keep Your Pets Safe During Winter 12/5/12 at 11:40 PM
Name That Storm! 11/28/12 at 11:17 AM
Why did God invent Snow?
I know I live in northern Minnesota. I know northern Minnesota gets tons of snow every year. I know there are lots of fun winter activities to participate in. But I still don't like snow and if I didn...
10/17/12 at 9:07 AM
A New Plateaus Christmas: )
Let's go back to my year in China for a moment. In fact, let's turn it back exactly one year. I was walking into my adult English class with my $.45 Santa hat on that I bought at nearby stationary sto...
12/22/11 at 6:15 PM
Pumpkin Pie? No, thank you.
A custard-like mixture of pureed pumpkin, eggs, seasonal spices, sugar and cream makes its way to the dinner table in many homes in America on Thanksgiving Day. I'll pass on that, thank you. It's not...
11/23/11 at 8:15 AM Zesty Black Bean Pie with Spaghetti Squash Crust 11/1/10 at 6:00 AM
Warm Up with Enlightened Winter Soup 1/9/10 at 7:01 PM
Areavoices Digest #18 - Feb 9, 2011 - Have you seen these blogs?
Thanks for your feedback about the areavoices directory. I'm still wading through it blog by blog, revising and updating information. You can now see the directory on the blog sections of your home pa...
2/9/11 at 11:15 AM
'Tis the season to be icy
Blog readers don't need me to tell them the obvious: It's icy and slippery outdoors, and if you aren't careful, you could fall and break a bone or get a concussion. Heartland Orthopedic Specialists o...
12/13/10 at 1:00 PM
Modern Snow Shoes: The Yaktrax Walker Traction Cleats
Walking outside today? Looking for an easy-to-use, lightweight traction device for your shoes? Turn to the spikeless Yaktrax Walker traction cleats, which offer 10 times the gripping points as any ...
11/24/10 at 2:32 PM
Sometimes we have to strew a few seeds in the winter in order to have some summer flowers. Some seeds benefit from the extreme cold found in a snowbank, in the spring they will be watered by the snow...
2/9/10 at 4:25 AM Inside a Dark House 1/22/10 at 4:49 AM
Frosty Visitors 1/19/10 at 7:38 AM