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Quick start fades as Knights drop MIAC opener to Augsburg

Carleton Sports - 1 hour 46 min ago

The Carleton College football team scored on its first play from scrimmage but found it tough going the rest of the afternoon as the Knights dropped a 42-14 result to Augsburg College in the MIAC opener for both squads.

Categories: Colleges

Knights Strike Early and Often, Earn 4-2 Win Over Saint Mary's

Carleton Sports - 2 hours 10 min ago

Behind a dominant offensive attack, the Carleton College women's soccer team scored three times in the first half and added a fourth goal early in the second half to cruise to 4-2 victory over Saint Mary’s University Saturday afternoon at Bell Field.

Categories: Colleges

Jordy Cammarota, McGarrity Lift Knights Over Saint Mary’s, 3-0

Carleton Sports - 2 hours 48 min ago

Jordy Cammarota and Branden McGarrity featured heavily, with Cammarota scoring two goals and McGarrity notching a goal and two assists as the Carleton College men’s soccer team defeated Saint Mary’s University, 3-0.

Categories: Colleges

GALLERY: Riverwalk Market Fair continues to bloom on late summer morning

Northfield News - 6 hours 48 min ago
With only six Saturdays left in their 2014 schedule, the Riverwalk Market Fair saw beautiful weather on September 27. A variety of artisans, bakers, and farmers set up in Bridge Square, offering fresh
Categories: Local News

GALLERY: Another watershed cleanup in the books

Northfield News - 7 hours 14 min ago
You never know what you might find walking along the edge of a river. On Saturday, folks found some unique items including a car's gas tank, tires, sheet metal, bottles and Styrofoam.
Categories: Local News

Raider Wrap with Dusty Budd | Football, Girl’s Soccer, Ned the Horsefarmer, Recap of Week

KYMN Radio - 7 hours 29 min ago

Dusty Budd chats with local high school players and coaches as he wraps up the week in Raider sports. You can listen live to Raider Wrap every Saturday morning at 10am.
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Ratatouille Rumble

My Northern Garden - Mary Schier - 11 hours 32 min ago

For a simple ratatouille, you’ll need onions, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, garlic and herbs.

Ratatouille may be one of the most delicious late-summer garden recipes. Traditional ratatouille includes eggplant, zucchini, onions, peppers and tomatoes, but since the dish is essentially a vegetable stew, you could add green beans, yellow squash or anything else that is fresh and suits your fancy.

A while ago, I paid a visit to Sam Kedum’s Nursery in nearby Hastings to buy some tomatoes for preserving. While I have had a decent crop of tomatoes this year, it has not been huge and most of the tomatoes I grew were slicers that have been quickly consumed in salads and on BLT sandwiches. At the nursery, which includes a community-supported agriculture farm, I also bought cherry tomatoes for drying (recipe to come next week) and some peppers, eggplant and zucchini, which looked firm and delicious.

You can find lots of recipes for ratatouille on the web and mine is a modified version of Alice Waters’ take. Feel free to adjust vegetable and seasoning amounts to suit your own taste and veggie supply.

Ratatouille

1 medium eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 onion, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 large or 2 small zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

2-3 colored peppers, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

5 Roma tomatoes, cored, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 TBSP tomato paste

1/2 cup  white wine (optional, but tasty)

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Cut pieces about the same size.

Cut up the eggplant first, then salt the pieces and set them in a colander to drain for about 20 minutes. (Cut up the rest of the veggies while the eggplant is meditating.) After 20 minutes, rinse the eggplant and pat the cubes dry. Heat up a large pan — I love my big cast iron skillet — so that’s a good choice, if you have it. Add about half of the olive oil. Add the eggplant cubes in a single layer and cook for about 3 minutes. Then, move the pieces around for another 3 minutes and remove the eggplant from the pan. (It will be only semi cooked.)

Add a bit more of the oil to the pan and add the onions. Season with a bit of salt and pepper and cook the onions for about 4-5 minutes, stirring often until they are translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Push the onion, garlic aside (but still in the pan) and add the a bit more oil to the pan and add the zucchini. Let it sit in one layer for about 3 minutes to get a bit of brown on it, then stir with the onions for another 2 minutes. Add the peppers and stir everything around together for about 3 minutes. Add more salt and pepper if you like and the 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes. Push the veggies to the sides of the pan and in the space in the center, squirt about 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Move that around with your spoon or spatula for about a minute to cook the paste a bit, then add the wine and the tomatoes. Stir the eggplant back into the mixture, and let it all cook together for about 10 minutes.

Ratatouille could be eaten as a main course with cheese on top or as a side dish to grilled chicken or fish. The flavor improves upon sitting, so leave it in the fridge a day or so for optimum deliciousness. I planned to take a photo of the finished product, but we ate it all before I had a chance.

What’s your favorite way to eat your fall vegetables?

 

 

 

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Categories: Citizens

St. Olaf women lose 3-0 to Saint Ben's

St. Olaf Athletics News - 18 hours 3 min ago
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Alyssa Hoffman had a goal and two assists as the College of Saint Benedict defeated St. Olaf 3-0 in a MIAC women's soccer game on Saturday afternoon at Rolf Mellby Field.
Categories: Colleges

St. Olaf men hold off Saint John's 2-1

St. Olaf Athletics News - 18 hours 3 min ago
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Kevin Skrip and Amadou Gueye each scored to lead the St. Olaf men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Saint John's University with a goal on Saturday afternoon at Rolf Mellby Field.
Categories: Colleges

Football falls at No. 15 Bethel

St. Olaf Athletics News - 18 hours 3 min ago
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. - No. 15 Bethel University defeated visiting St. Olaf 40-0 in a MIAC football game on Saturday afternoon.
Categories: Colleges

St. Olaf women finish 3rd at St. Olaf Invite

St. Olaf Athletics News - 18 hours 3 min ago
NORTHFIELD, Minn - The St. Olaf women's cross country team was 3rd in a 16-team field at the St. Olaf Invitational on Saturday, led by eighth and ninth place runs from Jordan Johnson and Jamie Hoornaert.
Categories: Colleges

St. Olaf men place 3rd at St. Olaf Invite.

St. Olaf Athletics News - 18 hours 3 min ago
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - The St. Olaf men's cross country team placed third in its home invitational led by individual champion Grant Wintheiser.
Categories: Colleges

Senior Menu

Northfield News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:32pm
Meals by reservation only at the Northfield Senior Center. Call 664-3735 by noon one business day in advance. Suggested donation for those older than age 60 is $3.50. Cost for those under age 60 is $6
Categories: Local News

Lifelong Dennison farmer Jim Tracy leaves sustaining legacy of giving and teaching

Northfield News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:15pm
Ask anyone in Dennison and they will tell you all Jim Tracy wanted to do in life was plow, plant and harvest.
Categories: Local News

Reproduction fabric shop offers material for old-fashioned projects

Northfield News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:00pm
At first glance, Margo Krager’s fabric shop, Reproduction Fabrics, looks like a normal sewing store. The walls are lined with fabrics of every color, while quilts hang in the corners and books of patt
Categories: Local News

Laura Baker Drumming Groups

Laura Baker Services Association - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:39pm

 

Here are the dates for drumming groups at Laura Baker through Fall, Winter, and Spring of 2014-2015:

September 23, 7pm (hand drumming)
October 5, 3pm (Taiko)
November 16, 3pm (hand drumming)
January 20, 7pm (hand drumming)
February 14, 3pm (Taiko)
March 12, 7pm (hand drumming)
April 12, 1pm (Taiko)
May 14, 7pm (hand drumming)

Drumming groups occur once a month at Laura Baker
Services, with the help of college volunteers. Each
group is led by a music therapist.

Everyone is welcome, of any ability! There is a $5 fee for participants who are not LBSA clients.

No drop-offs allowed; children should not be unattended, and clients who need staff support should participate with staff.

Categories: Organizations

Community News: 6th street reconstruction update 9/19/14

KYMN Radio - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:30pm

From the City of Northfield 9/19/14:

Construction crews were able to make a lot of progress this week due to good weather.  Utility crews finished up the remaining watermain on Sixth Street from Nevada Street to Memorial Park, and on Nevada Street from Sixth Street to Seventh Street.  They then concentrated on individual service connections in that same area.  Grading crews were on-site this week to work on sub-cutting the existing roadbed material on Sixth Street from Winona Street to Nevada Street and on Nevada Street from Sixth Street to Seventh Street.  Grading crews also placed the Select Granular sand base and Class 5 gravel base in that same area.  Concrete crews were in late in the week to begin with sidewalk and driveway installations on that area also.

Next week, Utility crews expect to complete the individual service connection on Sixth Street from Nevada Street to Memorial Field, and on Nevada Street from Fifth Street to Seventh Street.  Utility crews also expect to complete the remaining Storm Sewer installations in that same area by the end of the week.  Grading crew also expect to complete the sub-cutting of the existing roadbed materials, and the placement of Select Granular sand base and Class 5 gravel base in that same area.  Concrete crews expect to finish up the remainder of the sidewalks, driveways, and curbs and gutters on Sixth Street from Winona Street to Nevada Street, and on Nevada Street from Sixth Street to Seventh Street.

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Northfield Public Library project explores designs

Northfield News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:30pm
Expanded children’s space, renovated bathrooms, a new entrance and a glass expansion for more seating space are just some of the possible changes to the Northfield Public Library, according to the lat
Categories: Local News

Northfield Memorial Pool has good season despite bad weather

Northfield News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:45pm
While the Memorial Pool saw a decrease in attendance this summer compared to previous years, the Park and Recreation Advisory Board is still pleased with the season’s results.
Categories: Local News

City Council Work Session

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:44pm
Event date: September 23, 2014
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

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