Lakewinds Blog

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

By Jill Holter on July 6, 2015 1 Comment

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with summer’s bounty of produce. Trying to use it all before it goes bad or come up with creative ways to enjoy it all can prove to be a daunting task. An easy way to extend a food’s shelf life AND take its flavor profile to interesting and delicious places, […]Read More »

Hope Creamery Hi Fat Butter

By Amy Haggerty on February 15, 2014 0 Comment

Written by: Jen Hanson – Lakewinds Food Content Coordinator Have you seen the new Hope butter on the shelf? It’s made especially for baking with a higher fat content, in the style of European butters. This means mile high puff pastry, tender and flaky pie crusts, and perfectly crumbly shortbreads. I decided to try making […]Read More »

Behind the Sweet Treats: Meet Our Baker

By Amy Haggerty on February 3, 2014 0 Comment

Toward the end of last year, you may have noticed a few changes in our bakery offerings.  Suddenly, a pastry case was filled with delectable delights such as Coconut Rochers, various tarts and assorted cakes, cupcakes and cookies. The change came about because our first Pastry Lead joined the Lakewinds family.  His name is Andy […]Read More »

Grains of What?

By Amy Haggerty on January 20, 2014 0 Comment

Written by: Jen Hanson – Lakewinds Food Content Coordinator Maybe you’ve seen Frontier Grains of Paradise in our spice aisle and wondered like I did, what the heck is that? I was intrigued when I saw them; I had only heard of Grains of Paradise once –  strangely it was in a Sam Adams commercial […]Read More »

Healthy “Swap-outs” for 2014

By Amy Haggerty on January 1, 2014 1 Comment

EVERYONE’S talking about New Year’s resolutions.  Many of us do every year.  Too many times we set the bar way too high, which results in the usual giving up about 3 weeks into January. Exercise is a good goal.  Losing weight might be on your list.  Organizing and cleaning up your spaces at work and […]Read More »

Don’t Stress Over Holiday Meals – Prep Ahead of Time!

By Amy Haggerty on December 20, 2013 1 Comment

It’s noon on Christmas day and your kitchen has transformed into an insane asylum; your mother-in-law Judy is trying to take over preparation of every dish, your sister Anne who finds it difficult to prepare canned soup needs all available counter-space to put together her tasty nutritious gelatin “salad”, dad is rummaging around the fridge […]Read More »

Cheese for Hearth and Hospitality

By Amy Haggerty on December 17, 2013 2 Comments

The visitors and the holidays are almost here. The doorbell will soon ring as guests and relatives arrive for food and cheer. A cheese selection can serve as a welcoming centerpiece as your family, friends and neighbors proceed to the table, be it buffet, dinner or dessert.   Merry Christmas A cheerful table of informal […]Read More »

Home Made Bath Salts

By Amy Haggerty on December 10, 2013 0 Comment

Between the months of October and April, you’ll get a cold.  Your kids will get more than one.  It is a fact of life in northern climates! It’s hard to watch your children sniffle and sneeze and cough and generally get through their days with red eyes and noses.  It’s even harder to send them […]Read More »

Spicy-Soothing Tea

By Amy Haggerty on December 3, 2013 1 Comment

Need a quick inexpensive, homemade tea, made easily from ingredients in your own kitchen? Full of spicy aromatic ingredients, it revs up the internal furnace of the body to fight off sickness, soothe sore throats, ease coughs, and of course hydrates. The three main ingredients are pictured above.  Make sure you have a jar of […]Read More »

Having a Local Thanksgiving

By Amy Haggerty on November 25, 2013 0 Comment

. . . Bringing fresh, seasonal, regional food to your holiday table Everyone is talking about local right now.  Shopping local and eating local are on many magazine covers and sales flyers. Lakewinds believes good food comes from good people.  To that end, we strive to source many of our produce, meat, dairy and grocery […]Read More »