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Favorite Ethnic Dishes from Students’ Diverse Backgrounds

Favorite Ethnic Dishes from Students’ Diverse Backgrounds

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

With countless ethnicities and backgrounds represented in the Blake School, it’s nice to know more about them. Specifically, from Asia, some Blake Students represent nations such as the Philippines, China, Japan, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Laos, and many others. Favorite Asian foo...

Chocolate Covered Strawberries with White Chocolate Drizzle Recipe

Chocolate Covered Strawberries with White Chocolate Drizzle Recipe

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

Ingredients: 1 package Driscollís Strawberries 1 bag Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Flavored Melting Wafers (Any chocolate will do) 1 cup of White Chocolate Baking Morsels 1 tbsp 'Rose Mix' Sprinkles Directions: 1. Melt the dark or milk chocolate in a microwave. (I used Ghirardelli Melting Wafers...

Discover Weird Food Combos

Discover Weird Food Combos

Emily Rotenberg, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

  Oreos and orange juice: This is a refreshing combo that doesn’t leave your cookie soggy like milk. If you’ve ever tried milk and cookies, the cookie soaks up all the milk making it crumble into your drink. Orange juice doesn’t do that. It leaves a refreshing citrus taste at the...

Restaurant Staff Shares Behind the Scenes Perks

Allie Miller, Chloe Countryman, Julia Abraham, Staff Writers

November 5, 2018

The Lowry is an American restaurant located on 21st and Hennepin (about 5 minutes south of the Upper School). Open from 6:30 am to 2 am, the Lowry has countless meal options, with a whole menu just for oysters, and certain breakfast dishes served all day. This past summer, Lucy Kiernat ‘19, worked a...

The Best croissants Minneapolis has to offer

Josh Power, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of common pastries. Cookies, cakes, and rolls are all delicious, but my favorite has always been, and always will be the croissant. In my opinion croissants are largely underrated, overshadowed by these more popular and mainstream goods. Looking to publicize cro...

Quick, Healthy Snack Recipes

Jackie Weyerhaeuser, Maddie Pekarek, and Payton Crosby, Contributing Writers

November 2, 2018

Going to Starbucks or other food places can be expensive when you go on a daily basis. These are a few cheaper (and quick) alternatives to snacks you could buy that you can make at home! Avocado with egg: Time: 5-10 minutes Ingredients: 1 slice of bread Avocado Egg Directions: Lightly...

Confronting food delivery habits

Confronting food delivery habits

William Lyman, Features Editor

October 1, 2018

There is a certain pride in being able to order outside food and brag about it to others, whether intentionally or not.

A guide to Hennepin Avenue

A guide to Hennepin Avenue

Ian Acheson, Julia Abraham, Allie Miller, and Asya Shogren

May 1, 2018

Lowry Hill Meats - 1934 Hennepin Avenue Featuring glass cases displaying meats and cheeses and a blackboard menu of unique sandwiches, Lowry Hill Meats fuses a traditional butcher shop with a modern restaurant. Standouts include the Buttered Radish Sandwich with spicy vegetables and no meat, the bur...

Putting pancake reputations to the test

Putting pancake reputations to the test

Allie Miller and Julia Abraham

March 15, 2018

We visited three iconic breakfast hotspots and put their reputations to the test. Our mission was simple: discern the quality of these popular franchises based on their pancakes’ appearance, taste, and price. We started at the Plymouth Original Pancake House; a classic for pancake lovers. We visi...

Esker Grove photo gallery

Esker Grove photo gallery

Ian Acheson, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018

Recipe of the month: dairy free cake donut recipe

Recipe of the month: dairy free cake donut recipe

Lucy Kiernat and Sara Gregor

March 13, 2018

  Ingredients Frosting 1/2 cup soy margarine (or any butter substitute) 1 pound confectioners sugar (about 3 1/2 cups) 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Donuts 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/...

Pho Hao review

Pho Hao review

Ian Acheson, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018

Pho Hao is a Vietnamese restaurant that centers around noodle soups and rice dishes. The only branch of this international chain in Minnesota is located on eat street at 2450 Nicollet Ave, a 7-minute drive from school. The environment of the restaurant is small yet efficient. The staff is helpfu...

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