At Home with Kowalski's Magazine

The May-July issue is now in stores, compliments of Kowalski's!

At Home with Kowalski's Magazine - May-July 2020

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NOTE: We're all hoping a great summer at the lakes is in store for us all, so we are publishing this issue of At Home with Kowalski's with few changes to our originally planned content. We hope you enjoy it!

As we write this, none of us know for sure what the state of our state will be when this issue of At Home is printed. What we do know is how incredibly grateful we are for our devoted customers and our "superhero" stakeholders for coming together during the past six weeks. It's been a trying time for everyone. The civic leadership and steadfast dedication our employees have shown to the common good has been nothing less than extraordinary. Our hope is that we will all grow a bit deeper from this pause, hug our loved ones and friends sometime soon, and, of course, rediscover "the joy of good food." May this issue of At Home entertain, educate and inspire with its look forward to sunnier days and truly joyful times.

Like many of you, we are looking forward to a day at the lake – hopefully soon! Friends, family, food…lake life is all about the joy of being together. It's what Minnesota is all about! This season we're celebrating with a look at one of our stores that truly epitomizes lake living and summer fun. White Bear Lake is the home of our second store, and this year it celebrates its 34th birthday! It's a community that has embraced us from the beginning, and we love being part of the White Bear lifestyle. You can read a little more about "the Bear" on page 8.

Culinary Director Rachael Perron knows how to have fun with food, and in this issue of At Home, she's in a summer state of mind. She's dreaming of a casual Sunday brunch, block party or backyard barbeque, and her recipes and ideas feature tips for the best pork ribs, tastiest burgers and picnic-perfect salads, just to name a few.

Beyond the backyard grill, we're also sharing some interesting seasonal cheese pairings on pages 12-13. You don't need a cocktail party (or even a cocktail) to enjoy some of the best bites of the summer. Our suggested cheese and cracker combos, as well as mocktail pairings, are great options for enjoying on your deck or patio, or to bring along to any and every warm-weather gathering you'll host or attend.

When it comes to fun-loving, our Deli Director defines "life of the party." Jenny Mahoney is the subject of our newest stakeholder profile on the facing page. A shining star amongst our team of amazing employees, we're sure you'll enjoy getting to know more about Jenny as much as we've enjoyed knowing her for the last 20-plus years. Finally, Sue Moores, the sweetest nutritionist you'll ever meet, is helping us better understand sugar. Where does it come from? How is it labeled? And just how much is too much? Look for her regular column starting on page 22.

Thank you again for all of your support during these last few months. We truly look forward to seeing you in the stores – and soon!