Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Buy in Summer

Posted on August 1, 2011

We are somewhat spoiled by the wide range of fresh produce that is available to us all year round. However, buying seasonal fruits and vegetables gives us the best quality and flavor and really makes...
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Homegrown Talent in Our Catering Department

Posted on August 1, 2011

There is a saying, "Like mother, like daughter." Many of us may not want to admit that that is true in our lives, but for Amy Elliott, Kowalski's newest Catering Chef, that statement is definitely...
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Local and Organic Go Hand In Hand

Posted on August 1, 2011

With our long winters and short growing season, you may not think of the Midwest as a great source of fresh produce. However, the demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has increased over the...
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Big Steer Meats: An East Side Tradition

Posted on August 1, 2011

Sometimes our relationships with local vendor partners are formed in a roundabout way. Case in point is Big Steer Meats of St. Paul. Several years ago, owner Charlie Cory came to Kowalski's with his...
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Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading

Posted on August 1, 2011

Janice Cole didn't grow up on a farm, but her love of farm-fresh eggs led her to become a city farmer of sorts. Her story begins at her local farmers market. "I purchased eggs from a farmer, eggs...
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Our Customers Keep the Tips Coming

Posted on August 1, 2011

Eagan customer, Laurie B. of Farmington, sent us the following tips that have been circulating on the Internet. There are some good ones!To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with...
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Vary Your Greens for Summer Salad Creativity

Posted on August 1, 2011

When the weather turns warm, a cold, crisp salad is definitely on the menu. Salads are good any time of the year but especially in the summer when our fresh local produce is so readily available. We...
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Onions are a Versatile Ingredient that Can Add Lots of Flavor to Any Dish

Posted on August 1, 2011

As you stand in the Produce Department, you may be overwhelmed by the number of choices you have when it comes to onions. They come not only in white and yellow but a variety of shapes and sizes....
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Kitchen Tips - August 2011

Posted on August 1, 2011

When making fresh salsa with all of the locally grown tomatoes available this time of year, removing the seeds becomes a time-consuming job. An easy shortcut we found puts your salad spinner to work...
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