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BEANS – Good for the Earth, Good for You, Good for Your Wallet

BEANS – Good for the Earth, Good for You, Good for Your Wallet

By MARY ELLEN KALUZA The Scarlet Runner Bean, native to the highlands of Mexico and Central America, is not only delicious and nutritious, it is lovely like a precious stone. The bright red flowers of the Scarlet Runner attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The pictured beans were grown right here in Phillips. World population is growing by [...]

Let’s Get This Garden Started!

Let’s Get This Garden Started!

By MARY ELLEN KALUZA Dreaming of spring and summer... (illustrations by Jessie Merriam, photos by Mary Ellen Kaluza of her garden) March in Minnesota. The days are noticeably longer. We are longing to have dirt under our nails. But isn't it too early? There's still snow on the ground. It's the perfect time to get the garden [...]

East Phillips Urban Farm Gets Much Needed Support from Council Vice-President Jenkins

East Phillips Urban Farm Gets Much Needed Support from Council Vice-President Jenkins

By Grace Pastoor, East Phillips Neighborhood Institute Staff Minneapolis City Council Vice-President Andrea Jenkins has come out in support of the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute’s urban farm project. Jenkins initially voted for work on the City’s Hiawatha Campus Expansion Project to continue but, she said, changed her mind due [...]

Cultural Wellness Center

Cultural Wellness Center

Alley Cooks

Alley Cooks

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING TRADITION OF BLUEBERRY SOUP: COURTESY THE AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE  Prep and cooking time 20 min. Serves 4  750g / 1lb 10oz / 5 cups blueberries fresh or frozen 80g / 3oz / 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon of sugar plus extra to taste 2 tablespoon potato starch -Place berries in a large pot with the sugar and pour in [...]

Lawns For Legumes

Lawns For Legumes

Earlier this year, Minnesota approved the Lawns to Legumes program which provides funding to help residents convert their lawns to natural habitat for pollinators. Learn how you can bee involved! • Demonstration Neighborhood Project for Phillips and Corcoran neighborhoods’ grant provides funding for residents to install pollinator-friendly, [...]

Franklin Aldi closed until mid-April

Franklin Aldi closed until mid-April

Remodel will remake store with wider aisles, more fresh foods, and more refrigerated products by Tesha M. Christensen TESHA M. CHRISTENSENFinding it hard to get to the grocery store since the Franklin Aldi’s closed? Get free delivery via Instacart, Aldi's grocery delivery service. Look for an updated Aldi at 1311 E. Franklin Ave. in [...]

CCC: “Snack Attack” a Cuisine Commentary by Courtney “Bridging” Sparse Budget and Appetite by “drizzle” and “slather” of inexpensive foods

By Courteny Algeo Normally I write a monthly column for The Alley about great places to eat in the Phillips Neighborhood. While many of the restaurants are affordable, there are times that going out to eat just isn’t in the budget, as is the case for me this month. So, instead of going out to get a delicious prepared snack, I thought I might [...]

Fish Tacos by La Sirena Gorda, “The Fat Mermaid.”

Fish Tacos by  La Sirena Gorda, “The Fat Mermaid.”

By Courtney Algeo The truth is this: I went to the Midtown Global Market on a rainy Tuesday evening to review Pacific Islander Cuisine. We went around 6:00 p.m.–prime dinnertime–but only one person was working at the restaurant, cooking and dishing up all of the made to order food herself. She looked like she was working extremely hard, and [...]

Food Obsession: YOU’RE HAVING WHAT FOR LUNCH?

by Jane Thomson Beside startling names, what these two recipes have in common is that they can help use up odds and ends of uninteresting foods, and do it simply. EGGS IN PURGATORY - Adapted from “Dash”, the food advertising glossy supplement found monthly in the Pioneer Press and S’Trib. For four eggs: 1 to 2 cups of marinara [...]

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