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Feeding your Family on a Budget – the Lakewinds Food Co-op Way!

By Amy Haggerty on February 21, 2014 2 Comments
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Written by: Jill Krantz – Lakewinds Event & Community Relations Coordinator Is it possible to feed your family, on a budget, with mostly organic and/or natural foods? Even a large one like mine?  Six kids, three of whom are teenage boys. . . YES. It requires some basic knowledge, simple planning, and a little extra […]Read More »

Hope Creamery Hi Fat Butter

By Amy Haggerty on February 15, 2014 0 Comment
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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 »

Perfect Pairs for a Perfect Easy Meal

By Amy Haggerty on February 10, 2014 0 Comment
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Written by: Jen Hanson – Lakewinds Food Content Coordinator Lakewinds can help you with great “pairings” to make your meal planning, entertaining, and healthy living easy. Our product standards  ensure that no matter what you choose, you’re getting fresh, nutritious, healthy and safe options for your family. This month we focus on pairings for an easy […]Read More »

As Seen on Fox 9: Juicing 101: Pros, cons, recipes

By Amy Haggerty on February 5, 2014 0 Comment
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Lakewinds was proud to supply fresh organic produce for today’s Fox9 segment with Nutrition and Fitness expert Ali Holman; Juicing 101 – the pros and cons. If you missed the telecast, watch it here: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/24640046/juicing-101-pros-cons-recipes   Recipes featured: Morning Zinger Antioxidant Berry Blast   Ali Holman: www.corecamper.comRead More »

Behind the Sweet Treats: Meet Our Baker

By Amy Haggerty on February 3, 2014 0 Comment
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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 »

Country Braces for Velveeta Shortage, Co-op Responds

By Amy Haggerty on January 29, 2014 0 Comment
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By Judy Thompson – Cheese Product Manager A rumored shortage of a venerated, if dubious, food item is taking hold this midwinter. A sly murmur threatens that store shelves might soon be empty of Velveeta cheese. The threat of Velveeta gone missing at this crucial food juncture is cause for anxiety. The unfathomable substance that […]Read More »

Grains of What?

By Amy Haggerty on January 20, 2014 0 Comment
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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 »

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

By Amy Haggerty on December 20, 2013 0 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 »