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Strawberries

Boris Benko

It’s mid-summer, and the harvest has already been coming in, whether from the wealth of orchards and farms in the Big Lake region, from your backyard garden or straight from a forest or field. Here’s six top picks, with recipes for each. more »

Jul 18, 2016 11:12 AM Food/Recipes

Photographers John Heino and John Alexander Kay tell us about their Lake Superior Circle Tour in the early fall last year and a digital technique they both use in their work. more »

May 16, 2016 2:59 PM Art/Photography

Cheryl Fosdick

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

For 21 years, Duluth designer Cheryl Fosdick has volunteered at Grandma’s Marathon, 13 of those years coordinating security volunteers in Canal Park (a crew that grew from 25 then to 130 this year). more »

May 12, 2016 2:35 PM Recreation

Food Trucks

Amanda Rozenuk / Courtesy City of Thunder Bay

Move over, old-fashioned ice cream truck and hot dog stand. Three Big Lake communities have embraced the next generation of takeout in a big way: the gourmet food truck. more »

May 11, 2016 11:44 AM Food/Recipes

One River, Two Islands

Richard Hamilton Smith / Courtesy The Nature Conservancy

Two islands – one a sprawling half-mile square and the other barely covering a couple city blocks – reflect evolving attitudes about the St. Louis River and its value to the community. more »

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Recreation

Barkie Birkie

James Netz / Courtesy American Birkebeiner

The American Birkebeiner team didn’t start out to organize skijoring races, but the popularity of a demonstration a few years ago spurred them to add the Barkie Birkie. more »

Feb 17, 2016 11:38 AM Recreation

A Cabin Story

Jack Rendulich

Kay Harris’ family “moved to the cabin” each summer. Three generations shared that rectangular pre-fab perched high on the hill above the lake. After a renovation and additions, the cabin continues to be a cherished family getaway. more »

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Homes

Recipe Box: Lovable Leftovers, Painless Potlucks

National Pork Board / www.PorkBeInspired.com

The Savory Ham and Mushroom Lasagna makes either a great dish for potluck or just a satisfying after-holiday meal. Plus recipes for Cherry Berry Big Pie and Easy Wild Rice Hot Dish. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Joint Efforts: Getting Your Knees Back in Action

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Unwilling to concede mobility to arthritic joints or injuries as they age, baby boomers are receiving total knee replacements in unprecedented numbers and at younger ages. A local orthopedic surgeon offers some words of advice. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Echoes of Norway Charm an Author’s Storybook Home

Jack Rendulich

Enter Lise Lunge-Larsen’s Duluth home, especially at Christmas, and it won’t take long to know her birthplace. Just as “the Troll Lady” fills her storytelling with echoes of her home country, so has she filled her home with reverberations of Norway. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Volunteers

Courtesy NMU Volunteer Center

Meet some volunteers who are generous with their times and talents to organize iconic events and aid worthy causes, and find out how to join those who know you receive much when you give. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Lifestyle

Six children's books reviewed: "Twig's Guide," "North Woods Girl," "Hungry Coyote," "Underwater Adventures with Louis and Louise," "A Bird on My Hand" and "The Littlest Loon." more »

Nov 11, 2015 12:00 AM Books, Video & More

The Bee’s Knees: Local Couple Adopts a Healthful Honey of a Hobby

Claire Duquette

Three years ago, Paula Cunningham looked out at the little apple orchard behind her and husband Tom’s Ashland, Wisconsin, home and had an aha thought: “It would be a great idea to get some bees.” more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Recipe Box: Finding Culinary Creativity in Kraut & Kimchi

Jennifer Sauter Sargent / Spirit Creek Farm

The owners of Spirit Creek Farm built a commercial kitchen where they create a whole line of lacto-fermented sauerkrauts, kimchi and ginger carrots, along with pickled green beans and beets. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

My 5 Favorite Fireplaces

Marty Faassen

I’ve become something of a fireplace aficionado, scoping out hearths in the homes of my friends and neighbors. For those who might also appreciate a cheery fire as we enter autumn, please indulge me as I share five of my fireplace faves with you. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

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