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Repeating The Past: A Spring Cocktail: Bee’s Knees

Big Gay Food: French Onion Tart

Here’s a simple but impressive recipe for a French Onion Tart from Big Gay Food. Flaky crust, rich onions…enjoy!  

Big Gay Food: Peach Melba

Looking for something fresh and peachy even when peaches aren’t in season? Here’s an easy recipe for Peach Melba from Big Gay Food.  

Pop a Bottle: How to Unleash Your Inner Sommelier

Wine. We drink it, we bond over it, we bring it to parties, we sip it alone after a long day. We don’t need science to tell us a well-chilled glass of good Champagne is a […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Andy Lien

KRUPS Savoy 12-Cup Thermal ET351 The newest coffee maker on the market features a thermal carafe, which purportedly keeps coffee warm for up to four hours, but my road testing has had me sipping still-warm […]

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Home & Yard

Trends: A Sofa For Any Style

Schneiderman’s Furniture shares its furniture secrets and upcoming home trends. If there’s anyone who really knows you, it’s your home. And if there’s anyone who really knows homes, it’s Schneiderman’s Furniture. With locations in Lakeville, […]

It’s Gotta Be TJB

Jason Budzynski of TJB Homes Remodeling shares his process of remodeling homes. A family-owned business, TJB Homes Remodeling was founded in 1980 by Jason Budzynski’s father with the goal of transforming people’s homes and lives. […]

Home Sweet Garden

The annual Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is back–bigger and bolder than ever before. Minneapolis in March, April, sometimes even May is quite a sight. While people around the country are enjoying the fresh spring […]

In Full Bloom

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum melts the winter blues with the Spring Flower Show through Feb. 28. In the middle of a Minnesota winter, it can be nearly impossible to remember what spring flowers even look […]

Holiday Gift Guide: ‘Wood’ You Look At That

Unique Gift Ideas Made of Wood Instead of giving an “okay” gift this holiday season, give them something “oak-y.” Alright, the puns are done. These Minnesota- and Wisconsin-based businesses are creating or sourcing special gifts […]

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Crafting & Home Arts

Trends: A Sofa For Any Style

Schneiderman’s Furniture shares its furniture secrets and upcoming home trends. If there’s anyone who really knows you, it’s your home. And if there’s anyone who really knows homes, it’s Schneiderman’s Furniture. With locations in Lakeville, […]

Let’s Get Crafty

The annual American Craft Council show will make its return to St. Paul from April 20-22. The American Craft Council (ACC) will be bringing the work of local and national crafters to St. Paul at […]

In Full Bloom

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum melts the winter blues with the Spring Flower Show through Feb. 28. In the middle of a Minnesota winter, it can be nearly impossible to remember what spring flowers even look […]

Holiday Gift Guide: ‘Wood’ You Look At That

Unique Gift Ideas Made of Wood Instead of giving an “okay” gift this holiday season, give them something “oak-y.” Alright, the puns are done. These Minnesota- and Wisconsin-based businesses are creating or sourcing special gifts […]

Just the tips, please…

Small spaces? No problem. Here are a couple products to help with that, design tips courtesy of Michelle Havens, Environment Director at Habitation Furnishing + Design. 1. Double Up: Limited rooms? Carve out an office, using a […]

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Vehicles & Rides

Ride Review: 2018 Honda Accord

The Honda Accord has always been a success here in the U.S.A. When it arrived in 1976, the sporty hatchback gave Honda a much-needed boost thanks to its solid engineering, a larger version of its […]

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Ride Review: Trending Soon

For the past seven years, Lavender Magazine provided regular coverage of the automotive marketplace here in our readership area and beyond. We often feature the latest vehicles on sale, as well as a few tips […]

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Ride Review: 2018 Volvo XC60

It was early in the morning inside Cobo Center in Detroit on a typically cold January. The Media Days for the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) just kicked off. All in attendance scrambled […]

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Ride Review: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

One of our favorite vehicles is still going strong. It first appeared here as a 2011 model. Since then, we had plenty of them to go around. It has evolved since with new front ends, […]

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Ride Review: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

In 1968, one of our favorite automotive brands arrived in our country. A gentleman named Malcolm Bricklin, along with his business partner Harvey Lamm, started distributing small vehicles, such as the Fuji Rabbit scooter and […]

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