Amanda Esler, pet specialist at Byerly's Ridgedale
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Summer is upon us, and with our abnormally hot weather, our pets need constant attention. As the temperature climbs, remember our pets are wearing a fur coat every day. They can’t tell us they’re hot or thirsty; we need to be advocates for them.
by Steele Smiley, CEO, STEELE Fitness
Monday, July 2, 2012
Aren’t Minnesota summers the best? We wait so long for this great weather to arrive, so why not get your fill of it and stay active at the same time! Check out below for some of my favorites:
Paddle boarding on the lakes
SUP, or stand up paddle boarding, is one of today’s fastest growing watersports. It’s no surprise given that Minnesota has many lakes perfect for this type of activity. Plus, it’s a terrific workout for your core and certainly trains your balance. However, with boards ranging from $600+ to purchase, we suggest you try your hand at SUP by renting first. Check out Wheel Fun Rentals, where SUP rentals are only $16! Wheel Fun has a number of different rental locations ranging from Lake Calhoun right here in the cities to East Gull Lake up north!
by Bill Belkin, wine and spirits category manager
Friday, May 11, 2012
Wine is all about a sensory experience. We look first. We observe the color and clarity of a given wine. Then we use the old proboscis and smell the wines, taking all the different aromas into our olfactory memories. Next, we taste. We sip and swirl the elixir in and around our palates and then make the determination about what we are gulping. Do we like it or not? Well sound aside, the last sense we can use and should use is touch. No, don’t stick your fingers into the glass. Think more about a textural sense. What does the wine “feel like” on your tongue – your palate?
Merritt Steidl, deli category analyst
Thursday, June 23, 2011
With the weather finally warming up, summer seems to be on the horizon. To Minnesotans, this means outdoor party season! It’s time to start filling your calendar with grill outs, picnics, and patio happy hours. What’s better than kicking back with friends to share an outdoor meal?
If you are like me, you aim to contribute something to the meal that will really stand out. My dilemma - I’m not a gourmet chef and usually don’t have much prep time.
Solution: Summer foods that are delicious and completely low maintenance. Here are a few of my favorite easy appetizers for summer. They are all simple to prepare and require little prep.