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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Store-Bought Pasta Sauce Overlooked, Best Sauces This Spring

Store-Bought Pasta Sauce Overlooked, Best Sauces This Spring

Charlotte Opp, Editor Emerita March 21, 2023

I’m sure like me, many of you love pasta and find yourself enjoying a bowl after a long day at school. When preparing your pasta, though, it can be tough knowing what kind of red sauce to pair with the...

Gluten-Free Alternatives Prove Not So Bad After All

Gluten-Free Alternatives Prove Not So Bad After All

Anna Tao, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

What I worried about most was being able to eat the same food as my friends and family, the same food I had in my childhood, and the wonderful nostalgia that came with it.  Food is so much more than...

Pastries You Donut Want to Miss

Pastries You Donut Want to Miss

Cleo Kilpatrick, Photo Editor March 7, 2023

Did you know that there are a-glazing donuts all around the twin cities? This classic American cuisine is loved by many, but I believe there is a difference between a donut you buy at a grocery store,...

New Year, New You, New Diet

Max Yousha, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

The start of a new year means the start of many new years’ resolutions. As 2023 commences, people create goals for themselves for the new year, including fitness, traveling, spending time with family...

Lunches Leave No Crumbs

Lunches Leave No Crumbs

Winnie Ulland , Staff Writer February 2, 2023

Returning to school after a semester abroad came with many surprises, but the most notable was the dining setup, tech, and style transformation. Contrary to last school year’s lunches, in which students...

Macanda is on 294 Grove Lane East in Wayzata. Macanda’s creators also run another popular restaurant in Wayzata, Josephina.

Dining at New Restaurant Macanda is Not Worth the Dollars

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

Macanda, a new restaurant on Lake Minnetonka that serves “an eclectic mix of global flavors in a traditional Mexican structure,” didn’t disappoint. However, after seeing the sizable check, I realized...

TikTok’s latest trend, the butter board, inspired Payton Smith ‘24 to make her own version.

Trendy Boards Create a Fun, Interactive Eating Experience

Payton Smith, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

Whether it’s through Pinterest, TikTok or Instagram, you’ve probably noticed the new trending boards. Despite the different concepts, they all center on one thing: food. The trend takes a wooden board...

Easy Apple Cider to Warm You Up

Easy Apple Cider to Warm You Up

Cleo Kilpatrick, Photo Editor October 28, 2022

It’s that time of year, the leaves are reddish orange and the weather is a little brisker. This is the perfect time of year for apple cider. This warm flavor filled drink reminds my taste buds of fall...

Abbott Spiller ‘24 builds
himself a power bowl featuring spiral pasta and
ground pork with red sauce.

Power Bowls Supplement Lunch

Sofia Perlman, Sci-Tech Editor October 28, 2022

This year, Taher Corporate Chef Chris Loew brought the Power Bowl Station to the lunchroom. Located in between the two main lunch lines, the station offers an entirely different meal than what is on the...

Sweetgreen’s emphasis on quality ingredients is apparent in their salads and bowls, like the kale used in their Caesar salad.

Battle of the Salads: Crisp & Green vs. Sweetgreen

Sam Tomczik and Zoey Ueland September 29, 2022

Crisp & Green, the popular and expanding Wayzata based salad chain which first opened in 2016, is facing its first big competition: Sweetgreen. Sweetgreen, which first opened in Washington, D.C. in...

The frothy top of the drink is its signature feature which happens from the high pouring angle technique.

Relaxing Malaysian Winter Drink

Daria Haner, Contributing Writer February 3, 2022

You have just arrived home after a long day at school and extracurriculars, dreading your upcoming evening of homework and that essay that you completely forgot about. Rather than directly sitting down...

Trader Joes Delicious Favorites

Trader Joe’s Delicious Favorites

Emily Rotenberg and Sage Marmet , Editor Emeriti February 3, 2022

I was introduced to the Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Mix by one of my good friends. One day I heard her talking about how much she loved the mix so I knew I had to try it. I have always loved pumpkin bread...

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