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Halgrimson: Boxes in basement hold insight to family’s past PressPass

According to historian Will Durant, civilization is the unnoticed history on the banks of the stream. In the past year, I have been overwhelmed by history. Not the history of civilization but rather my family’s history on the banks of the stream.

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Halgrimson: Lentil recipes for a tasty vegetarian meal

We are eating more vegetarian meals at our house. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to give up fish, fowl or steak tartare.

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As I recall: The 'Flower Woman of North Dakota' PressPass

We planted our first raspberry canes this year, so we’ve been checking out all kinds of reference books and websites to find out how to tend them.

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Andrea Hunter Halgrimson: Chokecherry liqueur a tasty tipple

As a child, I remember picking chokecherries with Gram near our cottage on Pelican Lake. We’d fill several pails. Back in the kitchen, she’d wash the berries and pick them over and put them in a big pot to cook covered with water.

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As I Recall: Nothing lasts forever, not even stone PressPass

The Renaissance-style structure was designed by Hancock Bros., a Fargo architectural firm. The local contractor was J.H. Bowers.

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Halgrimson: Memories of merry-go-rounds are gleeful PressPass

In the meeting minutes index for the Fargo City Council at the institute for Regional Studies at NDSU, there is the following entry:

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Ingredients can give foods an ethnic twist

Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good. – Alice May Brock of Alice’s Restaurant fame)

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Halgrimson: Earth-friendly clotheslines becoming thing of the past PressPass

Are clotheslines part of history? Judging from the response to my completely unscientific survey, the answer is yes because they are more a part of the past than of the present.

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Make Greek ravioli using won ton wrappers

The kitchen of my youth was often filled with the heady aromas of Italian cooking, which my father preferred and my mother obliged him by preparing.

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Halgrimson: Grilled veggies make a ‘divine’ soup

It’s called Zuppa All’ Ortolana at Toscana Italian restaurant in downtown Fargo. It is described on the menu as “Fresh Grilled Vegetable Soup.” And it is divine.

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Halgrimson: 1926 photos lead to search of Fargo’s livery stable history PressPass

FARGO - When I went to work at The Forum in 1972 as their librarian, I came across two photos of a site being cleared for a building.

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Halgrimson: Fargo’s Forsberg House was a fascinating place PressPass

‘Thousands See Forsberg House: While it is not one of the oldest in Fargo, The house at 815 3rd Ave. S., is probably one of the best known because it has, in the past 20 years, been visited by thousands. Officially, it is listed in the American Association of Museums as The Forsberg House,” according to a Forum article on June 15, 1975.

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As I Recall: Jazz great Dave Brubeck visited area several times PressPass

The first story about the Dave Brubeck quartet in The Forum files is dated Oct., 23, 1956. The review by Francis Schoff begins: “The Standing Room Only sign was out at NDAC’s Festival Hall Monday night as a packed house of students and townspeople applauded and sometimes whistled in enthusiastic approval of The Dave Brubeck Quartet.”

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Halgrimson: Shopping at Broadway’s dime stores missed PressPass

As I drive from our north Fargo home out to West Acres to pick up something that I can no longer buy downtown, I am, as always, reminded of the past.

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Hunter Halgrimson: 100 years of ND chiropractors PressPass

Fargo - This month marks the 100th anniversary of the North Dakota Chiropractic Association. The group will celebrate the occasion by meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn April 27-29.

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Halgrimson: Sampling new restaurants in the Twin Cities

Usually when I visit the Twin Cities, I tend to want to visit the same restaurants I’ve been to before and liked. But on a recent, brief sojourn we sampled four new places in two days.

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Halgrimson: ‘Illegal’ cookies worth doing time

“When I opened the door … my home was redolent of cinnamon and cloves. I was baking molasses cookies. The anxiety kindling in my overburdened mind demanded the kind of psychopharmaceutical relief that could be obtained only in the kitchen, and I’d stopped at the supermarket on the way home to stock up on illegal substances: butter, sugar, molasses, eggs. The orderly steps of cookie baking had freed my mind to meander.”

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Halgrimson: Put locally grown carrots to use in savory soups

I love carrots. And while the orange vegetables are available year-round, the best ones are locally grown and available now.

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Halgrimson: Tasty Broadway dining for 5 bucks or less

Downtown Fargo is my kind of place, and it’s been around a long time, even longer than I have. I like stopping downtown for lunch, and last summer after Broadway Dogs opened, I was a frequent visitor to the service cart parked in the 200 block near the U.S. Bank plaza.

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Halgrimson: Blueberries quite versatile

Recipes for using blueberries abound, and while the fruit is available all year, the berries are in season from May through October – so there is plenty of time to use them in some of those many recipes.

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