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In our October/November 2016 issue, Beth Dooley introduced us to locally connected hard ciders and shared a recipe for Pork Roast with Apples and Rosemary in Cider Sauce. Here are two additional ways to use locally made hard ciders. more

Sep 13, 2016 2:33 PM Food/Recipes

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

This is the best time of year for a great mystery, when the wind howls and it’s better to stay inside to learn more about an old friend you’ve known for a decade. It’s also perfect timing for the rerelease of this timeless picture book. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Books, Video & More

Woodland Weddings

On3Design / Courtesy Jon & Kelly LaCore

Woodland weddings are more than a trend around the Big Lake; nature, our backyard, has always been our wedding planning ally. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lifestyle

Game, Set, Match

John Shibley / Lake Superior State University

The quick swab of a cheek was soon forgotten by the busy Lake Superior State University students who volunteered to give life-saving cells during a donor drive. But something worth long remembering would come of it. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Curried Broccoli Soup

Christian Giannelli

Winter is comfort food season, but comfort need not be heavy or boring. For innkeeper and author Mark Philips, this family recipe warms the body and wakes up the taste buds. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Private Colleges

Courtesy College of St. Scholastica

On the campuses of private universities, students aren’t alone in finding their niches to thrive. The private colleges themselves must develop their own ways to attract students when competing against state-funded public universities. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Education

Esko's Corner

Esko's Corner, an Illustrated History of Esko and Thomson Township

In early 2008, a dozen of us got together with the blessings of the Esko Historical Society and set out to compile a local history. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Books, Video & More

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

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