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A New Take on Risotto

One of the perks of living in a city—particularly a massive one like New York—is the easy access to farmers’ markets. New York City has so many markets that you can find at least one open every day of the …

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Nice Ride, Minnesota

Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, lime green Nice Ride bikes have returned to Twin Cities streets. The fleet of rental bikes pops up as an annual rite of spring, marking the time when roads are slush free and open …

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Instructions for Earth Day 2015

Earth Day celebrates its 45th birthday today with a message largely unchanged since the start: we all have a role to play in making the world a better place. The unfortunate reality is our environment, while tidier on the surface, …

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Spring is in the Air

For months, my MetroCard has been the gateway to the city. New Yorkers use these cards to swipe their way onto the city’s subways and buses, and during the winter months, I use mine multiple times a day. Even when …

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Bicycle Built for You

April is a time when a young man’s fancy turns to…riding bikes. I know this because long before the final snow mounds have melted, I’m busily tracking down equipment ignored since October and pumping air into long neglected tires.

Spring …

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A New Take on your Favorite Comfort Food

Variety may be the spice of life, but where my breakfast is concerned I tend to have a one-track-mind: oatmeal. For more years than I care to admit, I would eat oatmeal with a spoonful of peanut butter and a …

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Solving your summer lust in March

When March arrives, my tolerance of winter hits an ultimate low. No longer can I stand a harsh January wind or another February blizzard. Even a gentle flurry aggravates me. I start to long for sunshine, beaches, and sundresses.

Moreover, …

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Oatmeal Recipes my Kids Love

As a kid, and even as a teenager, my mom was sweet enough to make me breakfast each morning, and not just any old boxed toaster creation, but a true homemade breakfast.

She’d rotate my meals with eggs and toast, …

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Oats in Cocoa… Really!

Twice a month I sit down to write this blog, armed with a theme and a plan to subtly remind the reader to buy more oatmeal. After all, the purpose of any commercial blog is to sell more product, be …

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A Dream to Ice Skate

I was 8 years old when I watched Tara Lipinski steal the gold medal in figure skating at the ’98 Olympics. I had never watched skating before, but seeing someone so young make such a big splash on a global …

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