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5 Healthy Snack Options To Satisfy Your Cravings at Home

Avocado toast is one of the many healthier snack ideas that is perfect for quarantine.

Jackie Weyerhaeuser, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

While stuck in quarantine, many of us have found ourselves with lots of free time and with free time comes snacking! It’s easy to turn to unhealthy and processed foods so here are a few simple and quick ideas for snacks to make. Avocado toast is a delicious and healthy option. I like mine on whole wheat to...

5 Healthy Snack Options To Satisfy Your Cravings at Home

Avocado toast is one of the many healthier snack ideas that is perfect for quarantine.

Jackie Weyerhaeuser, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

While stuck in quarantine, many of us have found ourselves with lots of free time and with free time comes snacking! It’s easy to turn to unhealthy and processed foods so here are a few simple and quick ideas for snacks to make. Avocado toast is a delicious and healthy option. I like mine on whole wheat to...

Making Matcha at Home

Matcha has numerous health benefits, including having a much smaller caffeine concentration than coffee.

Nora Fox, Arts and Culture Editor

April 23, 2020

Matcha is definitely my go-to drink. It’s creamy, a tiny bit sweet (depending on your taste), and refreshing. It’s also high in antioxidants and has numerous other health benefits, which, I think, makes it even more appealing. In the last year, I’ve noticed that matcha’s popularity (especial...

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

April 22, 2020

We are so lucky to enjoy an array of nice entrees, sides, and salads for lunch when we are at school. Since our school experience has been altered significantly these past few weeks, it can be easy to be at a loss for what to prepare for ourselves for lunch. I, however, have found myself preparing one recipe regularly for lunch: avocado toast. 

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine

Avocado Toast Proves to be a Nutritious Lunch Perfect For Quarantine

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

April 18, 2020

We are so lucky to enjoy an array of nice entrees, sides, and salads for lunch when we are at school. Since our school experience has been altered significantly these past few weeks, it can be easy to be at a loss for what to prepare for ourselves for lunch. I, however, have found myself preparing one...

Easy, Delicious Banana Bread

Easy, Delicious Banana Bread

Nora Fox, Arts & Culture Editor

April 2, 2020

In my free time, I love to bake! One of my favorite foods to bake is banana bread. Not only is it tasty and satisfying, but it’s also a great way to use old or mushy bananas that would otherwise be thrown away. My favorite banana bread recipe comes from the Madeline Island Historical Cookbook and ...

Favorite Ethnic Dishes from Students’ Diverse Backgrounds

Melanie Sun '21 makes Ha Cao, which is similar to shrimp dumplings.

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

Maggie Seidel '22 creates these festive white chocolate drizzled and chocolate covered strawberries from the original recipe by Driscoll's berries.

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

M&Ms on pizza--try it before you knock it!

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...

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