Food & Drink

Dessert makes a welcome finish to a meal any time of year, but during the colder months, cravings for sugary carbs are unstoppable. And what would the holidays be without a little extra food indulgence?

There’s little more soul-warming than comfort food on a cold day—an indulgent repast fills the tummy and satisfies the spirit. In Plymouth, you don’t have to go far to find delicious comfort foods.

This year, one of the area’s most recognizable food purveyors celebrated 40 years in business.

It’s natural to think about crisp, fresh-off-the-tree apples and bountiful autumnal gourds such as pumpkins and squash this time of year—it’s fall in Minnesota, after all. But also at their ripest this season are juicy, delicious plums, grapes, cranberries and pomegranates.

After a sun-soaked summer of travel and play, the weather and the school calendar deem it’s time to stay a bit closer to home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a taste of greater Minnesota and beyond.

Elite Nutrition is a national chain of specialty health stores featuring vitamins, smoothies and supplements. eN consultants utilize the Herbalife line of weight-loss and weight-maintenance supplements.

Plymouth’s Brooke Van Asch can be found on LinkedIn and other social media sites.

Watching her grandson play with the family dog inspired Anna Garcia Hyland to write a simple, educational book to help children learn the responsibilities of owning a dog.

Food trends come and go, each wave depositing fresh knowledge and innovation. Right now our food-scape is booming with low-carb, gluten-free and Paleo revelations; we have new ingredients to play with and new ways to play with old ingredients.

Plymouth hens are humming: Lunds and Byerly’s in Plymouth has a new organic chicken vendor in the popular Hip Chick Farms line of frozen poultry products.

Decisions, decisions; where to dine on delectable dishes, chock-full of the best that a garden can produce?