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Hanging Out on the Edge of the Boundary Waters in Ely, Minnesota

Sometimes it feels like Ely’s purpose in life is to make people less afraid of the woods. Nestled on the edge of Superior National Forest, Ely is home to two internationally recognized wildlife centers, the Root Beer Lady Museum, and has more places to hike, bike, and paddle than you can cover in a lifetime.


A Florentine Christmas with Risotto

On Christmas Eve, long ago, I navigated the tunnel-like streets of Florence to my apartment on a curvy hill across the river. The risotto we cooked is normally too simple for a holiday feast, but that night no one seemed to care.


  • Green Path
  • Cooking for You and Me
  • The Sleepover

Chicken, Potato and Chickpea Curry

This chicken curry recipe has my favorite elements of Indian takeout along with the benefits of home cooking and comfort food. This curry combines chicken, potatoes, and chickpeas in a sauce that balances the spiciness from the curry seasonings with the creaminess from the yogurt.

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More from People & Places

A Greek Salad Inspired by the Sun

Like most good food memories, I have a craving to relive them when I am far away. Those memories influence the Greek Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette that I typically serve to large groups as a lighter dinner.


  • Comfort Food
  • Southwestern
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Greek

Spicy Lentil Soup

This spicy lentil soup is perfect to make when you’re looking for something healthy and delicious to eat or have a whole bunch of veggies to use up in your fridge. This recipe makes a big batch and freezes well.

Ancho Chili Sweet Potato Puree

Ancho chilies, sweet potatoes, and honey come together to create a sweet potato puree with rich, complex Southwestern flavors. This sweet potato puree recipe is an excellent choice when you’re looking for a side dish with interesting flavors and textures.

Italian Lentil Soup

This Italian Lentil soup recipe makes a hearty winter soup full of delicious vegetables and a scrumptious Italian sausage made with turkey that brings everything together.

Baked Olives

Elevate a simple dish of olives by baking them for a few minutes before serving them to your guests. Baking the olives gives them a buttery texture and mellow flavor that make them a unique appetizer for parties and dinners.

Roasted Greek Chicken

This Greek chicken recipe uses the traditional Greek flavor combination of oregano, lemon juice, and garlic along with a little thyme and olive oil to create a delicious dish that will make you feel like you're eating dinner under the Acropolis.