Skip to main content
Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Chamber celebration attracts record crowd, Paul Bunyan
Early Thanksgiving travel forecast: Millions to face delays, slowdowns as fast-paced storms strike northern US
Crow Wing County Board: Data mining eyed as intel tool
Pillager school wins honors for innovation
Pine River shed burns, deemed a total loss
Deer hunting: First weekend harvest up 22 percent in lakes area
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
Patriots to battle St. Croix Lutheran in semifinals
Figure Skating: Wick places Granite City Classic
Volleyball: Tigers lose two straight in state tournament
Gerald R. Seaton
Janelle M. Mulroy
John Edward Borg
Florence Whitman Pikula McCarthy
Eagles Nest Church to host mortgage burning celebration
Pequot Lakes: Faith, food, fellowship offered Fridays to students
Chef's Hat: Pack a punch with Parmesan
Healthy living: Eat the Mediterranean way
Think about quitting: Great American Smokeout is Nov. 16
Letter to the Editor: Can we talk about mass shootings yet?
PR-B Family Center: 'Top shelf' people needed to meet holiday needs
Director's notes: CCS measuring community kindness
From the Lefthand Corner: There is good government all around us
Grim's Tales: Welcome to the month of thankfulness
letters to the editor
Births - Sept. 24, 2017
July 18, 2017
Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods
Summer brings out the grills and healthy menu options as we grill lean meats, chicken, fish and vegetables. Marinating can add robust flavors....
July 18, 2017 - 5:30am
July 11, 2017
Chef's Hat: Flavored butters are a cook's secret weapon
An extremely simple way to add magic to almost any dish is by topping it off with flavored butter. Flavored butters are also known as compound...
July 11, 2017 - 7:30am
July 3, 2017
Grim's Grub: Healthy home cooking can be easy
I visited a friend one day and was asked, "What would you do with baby bok choy?" I gave her a few simple ideas, such as steaming bok choy and...
July 3, 2017 - 8:00am
June 28, 2017
Chef's Hat: For fast cleanup, try foil packet recipes
It doesn't matter if you are using a grill, campfire or the plain old oven in your kitchen, foil packet recipes are a great way to go when you...
June 28, 2017 - 7:00am
June 20, 2017
Grim's Grub: Time to try vegetable pie
I haven't had much of a gardening urge the last two years, but that doesn't mean my garden isn't producing. My garden is ripe with walking onions,...
June 20, 2017 - 4:00am
June 13, 2017
Chef's Hat: Lemonade - it's sunshine in a glass
There is nothing more refreshing and nothing that says summer more than a glass of fresh lemonade. This delightful summertime drink is available in frozen concentrates and powders you mix with water and, of course, premade lemonade comes in bottles and cans. But once you make lemonade...
June 13, 2017 - 4:00am
June 6, 2017
Vegetarians can fall prey to junk food too
Better health is one of the main reasons that people choose to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet. But they still need to make healthy choices because it can be easy to fall into a different kind of junk food diet. A nationwide poll in 2016 found about 3 percent of American adults are...
June 6, 2017 - 6:30am
May 31, 2017
Chef's Hat: Asparagus - four years in the making
Asparagus is not an ordinary vegetable. You don't plant it in the spring and harvest it in the fall as you do with most vegetables. This is a...
May 31, 2017 - 6:00am
May 23, 2017
Grim's Grub: Roux the day!
I just realized that in several of my recipe columns I have referenced thickening agents, such as slurries and roux (pronounced "roo"), but some...
May 23, 2017 - 9:00am
May 16, 2017
Chef's Hat: Don't hesitate to use that forgotten broiler in oven
A few weeks ago I was discussing recipes with a friend and I was surprised to hear that she had never used the broiler in her oven. I don't know if it's because I'm short on time or because I find broiling an easy cooking method, but I use my broiler once or twice a week. Broiling...
May 16, 2017 - 8:30am
May 10, 2017
Grim's Grub: Spring delights - morels, ramps and fiddleheads
Spring is here, and with it we will soon see a plethora of wild goods springing from the ground and onto our plates. Several wild foods are easy...
May 10, 2017 - 7:30am
April 30, 2017
Chef's Hat: Enjoy the start of warm weather with a juicy steak
With warmer weather slowly coming into the lakes area, there's been quite a few nights lately when the smell of a charcoal grill has filled the evening air. About anything grilled is good - hamburgers, chicken, pork chops - but what quite a few people, including myself, really enjoy...
April 30, 2017 - 5:30am
April 21, 2017
Grim's Grub: It's time to fire up the grill
It's spring, so naturally the grills are coming out of sheds and a little bit of smoke will start rising over the horizon. I don't know about...
April 21, 2017 - 5:00am
April 18, 2017
Chef's Hat: Coffee cakes will satisfy holiday sweet tooth
If you missed it, Coffee Cake Day was Friday, April 7. But just because you missed the official Coffee Cake Day, that doesn't mean you can't...
April 18, 2017 - 6:30am
April 12, 2017
Choose foods that support your heart's health
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease. Take time to care for your heart. The foods you choose to fuel your body can support your heart's health or slowly destroy it.
April 12, 2017 - 4:30am