Food & Drink

At the height of summer’s blazing heat, we spend our leisure hours in a state of sun-soaked repose. We subsist on drinks packed with ice through much of the day until the sun begins its lazy descent and our appetites, tame and sleepy, begin to awaken.

Summer in Minnesota is fleeting: a few short months of optimal weather, bright sunshine, warm days and endlessly peaceful nights. It’s time to break out the grill, gather a few friends and pop the cap off a cold craft beer.

Summer is a much needed break from the harsh Minnesota winter, but a mid-season heatwave can drive even the biggest summer fanatic to seek air conditioned relief.

When school is out, picking up a book is often the last thing a kid wants to do, but Plymouth Library is here to help. With summer reading programs and events, get kids excited to crack open a new book.

Summertime means grilling out; make your BBQ one to remember with advice and meats from Von Hanson’s.

A sweet tropical escape is easy to come by in Plymouth. All you have to do is sample these delicious desserts that are powered by tropical fruits. Pineapples, kiwis, coconuts, bananas, mangoes, lemons and limes shine as dessert stars.

Author and corporate guru Dan Rust has released his first novel, Workplace Poker, which helps professionals harness the extra skills necessary to propel themselves through their careers by navigating the ins and outs of the corporate environment.

Minnesotans sure like their seafood. Fish dishes are popular choices throughout the day and that even includes breakfast. Tuna, salmon, walleye, white fish, scallops, shrimp or crab —take your pick. All this great seafood can be yours and no fishing license is required.

This spring, join hundreds of girls as they celebrate their running progress with Girls on the Run’s 5K on June 4 (check website for location).

Herbs brighten flavors with springy freshness: Parsley, dill, chives, cilantro, mint, basil, oregano and even the lesser known fenugreek, to name a few. They permeate dishes with a characteristically fresh bite and hold close ties to ethnic foods, including Thai, Italian, Indian and Mexican.

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