Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Let our Patch Pro answer your cooking questions.
The holidays are almost upon us! With Thanksgiving next week and then a month of parties and celebrations to follow, many of us are about to spend some serious time in the kitchen. Whether you've made a turkey for the past 50 years or it's your first attempt at stuffing, there's always something that can turn a normal dish into an award-wining crowd pleaser. So, go ahead and ask away. What would make your cooking better? Here to help with our Thanksgiving preparations is a "Patch Pro"— a local chef who has agreed to answer your questions about cooking in the comments section below. Meet our expert: • Executive Chef Kevin Petroske has been with Redstone American Grill for eight years, specializing in upscale American fare. He takes …
Friday, November 26, 2010
More than 50 meals were delivered to those who could not attend.
Dyani Peterson was thankful for the opportunity to host her parents for the day. On Thursday, the smell of turkey—23 turkeys to be exact—was in the air at Laura Baker Services Association's Millard Hall as families from across the Twin Cities region came together for the 11th annual community Thanksgiving dinner. Peterson was one of many Laura Baker residents and a regular attendee of the annual dinner to host family members. Her parents made the trip to Northfield through snowy weather from their Minneapolis home. The family said they were thankful for their faith and a chance to spend the holiday together. Family, friends and food topped the lists of thanks for many at the event. Lance Stratton, another Laura Baker resident and regular …
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Northfield Patch asks the easy question on Thanksgiving.
Northfield Patch asks Northfielders why Thanksgiving is meaningful this year. Feel free to add responses below in our comment section!
Northfield Patch presents answers to commonly asked turkey questions.
I've found myself wondering more about what exactly I'll be eating on Thursday, like what exactly is a turkey? If you've been wondering too, have no fear. Northfield Patch did some digging and found the answers to your burning turkey questions. Why is a turkey called a turkey? The name turkey was originally applied to an African bird now known as the guinea fowl, which was believed to have originated in Turkey, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture. When the Europeans saw the American turkey, they thought it was the same bird. Thus, why the bird is called a turkey. How are turkeys raised? Turkeys are mainly fed corn and soybean meal, along with vitamin and mineral supplements to help them grow healthy. If I buy a fresh turkey for …
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Laura Baker Services Association opens its doors to public for a free meal.
For the past 11 years, Laura Baker Services Association has hosted an annual Thanksgiving Dinner as a way of thanking community members for their ongoing support. This year is no different. Once again, the association, which serves clients who are developmentally disabled and helps them achieve their life goals, opens its doors 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday for community members to participate in a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Nearly 300 people on average attend the meal, which is free and open to the public, said Jane Fenton, Laura Baker's director of community relations. Fifty volunteers help with the gathering. "Because we serve a meal for 30 clients and all their staff members on Thanksgiving, we decided to open this event up to …