September 2017 Lifestyle Letter

September is a month of celebration for the staff of Eden Prairie Lifestyle. It is our one-year Anniversary! Our first year bringing you Eden Prairie Lifestyle has been a fabulous and enriching experience for all of us. Our goal from the outset was to bring our readers a publication that would be interesting, entertaining, and informative and to do so…

So The World May Hear Awards Gala

More than 1,500 guests filled the ballroom of the RiverCenter to reflect on the contributions of donors and supporters who helped Starkey Hearing Foundation continue to transcend borders around the world to spread the gift of hearing. The Gala raised more than $7 million. 
Photography by Genét Jean-Pierre.

September 2017 Around Town

Join the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) in taking strides to change the course of ovarian cancer at the 2017 HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer. Participate in either a 5K run or a 2K walk around Rosland Park in Edina and engage in a variety of family-friendly activities. Register and form a team to fundraise and make a difference!…

Books & Booze.

This novel feels like a memoir. Danler worked at New York City’s renowned Union Square Café, which is thinly veiled as her story’s setting. Her young narrator flees the midwest to tell its gritty back story. The restaurants’s food is sensual; the service is frenetically choreographed. The diverse staff work hard, stay up late, call drugs “treats” and become her…

Brew Pubs & Tap Rooms: A Bakers Dozen

A great craft beer is something to be savored, like a fine wine that has been aged to perfection. It wasn’t that long ago that if you wanted something other than a bland domestic pilsner, you might be lucky to find a decent beer that was imported from Europe. While more flavorful and full-bodied than a domestic pilsner, those imports…

International Twist on Local Spirits

Origin: Vodka is claimed to originate by both the Russians and the Polish. But much of the origin of vodka can be traced to several other cultures. Spirit Profile: Flying Dutchman's Nas-Drov-Via Vodka uses local potatoes from Peru as well as corn from right here in Minnesota to create a smooth and inspired international spirit.

Your Morning Cup Two Ways

You’ve heard it before: if it weren’t for your morning latte from the coffee shop, you’d save approximately a million dollars a week. We could buy that submarine. We could take those hot air balloon piloting classes. We could put our dog through college. Which is all well and good, but for the coffee fiends among us, this advice sounds…

Sweater Weather Jewelry

What better way to head into fall than to freshen up your look with a few choice pieces of jewelry. The ideas trending today are about making timeless additions to your collection. Rings, layering necklaces and bracelets are everywhere. If you are in the market to add to your current jewelry treasures or just starting out – here are a…

Preserving the Flavors of Summer

Do you enjoy eating juicy tomatoes grown from your garden in the summer and in the middle of winter? If the answer is “yes” then you are among the growing number of people that grow and harvest their food from earth to plate. There is such a satisfaction in growing your own food, eating it fresh and canning it to…

Mediterráneo Gin Penne Pasta Sauce

Add olive oil to a medium pot with diced onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat until the onions and garlic start to soften and smell fragrant. Then add in tomatoes and sugar. Continue to cook the mixture for a few minutes before blending it up with a stick blender. Add the Mediterráneo Gin to the mixture,…