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TOP: The Velva and Bill Strand home is on Glawe Lake, just off of South Shore Drive, and includes docks, a bog and a half sunken boat. RIGHT: The Strand garden and yard mainly consists of rock, pines and hostas.


atural settings, landscaped hillsides, manicured gardens — it’s all a part of the P.E.O. Garden Tour and Tea, set for July 22. Taking place every two years, the garden tour and tea is a combined effort of the two local Philanthropic Educational Organization, chapters DQ and FG. Funds from the event are split between the two chapters and are used for scholarships for women to further their education. “It’s not just a fund-raiser, it’s good camaraderie, too,” co-chair Mary Schutz said. The theme for the 8th Garden Tour and Tea is “Music in the Garden,” and the music will not only be in the gardens, but the gardens and the music will fill First Lutheran Church, the site of the tea, as well. “We always pick a theme and then try to decorate around it,” Schutz said. “We thought it would be fun. We always bring the garden into the church, too.” The event is Thursday, July 22, Summer living Magazine


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TOP: The Mary and Marty Solmon home, located on Lake Melissa, was on the home tour last year and this year their gardens will be featured. RIGHT: The Solmons did all the rock work themselves, and in many places, plants fill the cracks between rocks.


and the gardens are open 11 am. to 3 p.m. There will be three seatings for the tea — 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Cost for the tours and tea is $25, and those not interested in attending the tea can tour the gardens for $8, payable at any of the gardens. Maps for the four locations will be available at the tea. All seating for the tea is reserved, and can be reserved by calling Maxine Nelson at 218-847-7539 or Judy Enslin at 218-334-2648. Tea “The name ‘Garden Tour and Tea’ has been used since its inception in 1997, but it is no longer a tea,” Schutz said. “It has grown into a lovely four-course luncheon.” The tea will take place in the First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Enter through the back parking lot to access the dining room. In keeping with the musical theme, the first course is the “Prelude,” followed by the “First Movement,” the “Second Movement” and ending with the “Finale.” There will be mint infused lemonade with spiced nuts, cold soup with a finger sandwich, a tart and a salad, mousse graced with a note. Each item also has a musical name, such as “Symphony of Greens with Vivaldi’s Vinaigrette and Flowers.” The menu will be displayed on the tables. Summer living magazine

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LEFT: The Cindy and Mark Fritz home, located along East Shore Drive, has a variety of color surrounding it.

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Gardens The four area gardens on this year’s tour include those of Cindy and Mark Fritz at 1492 East Shore Drive; Gail and Mike Gunderson at 1812 East Shore Drive; Velva and Bill Strand at 2226 Wilderness Trail (on Glawe Lake off South Shore Drive), and Mary and Marty Solmon at 12044 County Highway 17 (Lake Melissa). “A lot of thought has gone into this,” Schutz said. Vicki Johnson is in charge of finding and securing the gardens for the tour. This is her third year finding them, and it’s a personal quest as well as for the P.E.O. tour. “I like to garden, so I’m always looking for ideas, and I appreciate the people who put time and energy into it,” she said. After having a couple homes back out of the tour, Johnson said she’s got them in mind for next time’s tour. As for this year’s though, Summer living Magazine

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TOP: Ranch Sorting is becoming more and more popular, and Double S Arena in Detroit Lakes hosts activities and competitions throughout the summer. ABOVE: Team Penning is also growing in popularity and is fun for all ages.

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Summer Recipes Most people know how to throw a burger or hot dog on the grill and doctor it up as they see fit. But, what about the appetizers, sides and even dessert? Here are a few recipes that can be taken to the grill as well, for a complete grilling summer season meal. All recipes were taken from the website California Grilled Veggie Sandwich Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Ready in: 50 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/8 cup olive oil 1 cup sliced red bell peppers 1 small zucchini, sliced 1 red onion, sliced 1 small yellow squash, sliced 2 (4-x6-inch) focaccia bread pieces, split horizontally 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese Directions: 1. In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, 12 

minced garlic, and lemon juice. Set aside in the refrigerator. 2. Preheat the grill for high heat. 3. Brush vegetables with olive oil on each side. Brush grate with oil. Place bell peppers and zucchini closest to the middle of the grill, and set onion and squash pieces around them. Cook for about 3 minutes, turn, and cook for another 3 minutes. The peppers may take a bit longer. Remove from grill, and set aside. 4. Spread some of the mayonnaise mixture on the cut sides of the bread, and sprinkle each one with feta cheese. Place on the grill cheese side up, and cover with lid for 2 to 3 minutes. This will warm the bread, and slightly melt the cheese. Watch carefully so the bottoms don’t burn. Remove from grill, and layer with the vegetables. Enjoy as open faced grilled sandwiches. Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Bruschetta Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Ready in: 45 minutes Servings: 8 Ingredients: 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast

halves 1 1/4 cups Italian salad dressing, divided 4 cups fresh spinach, torn 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 8 sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil, chopped 1 (1 pound) loaf focaccia bread, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices 1/4 cup olive oil Directions: 1. Place the chicken and 1 cup salad dressing in a bowl. Cover, and marinate at least 3 hours in the refrigerator. 2. Preheat the grill for high heat. 3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Discard dressing used for marinating, and grill chicken 7 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Cool and shred. 4. In a large bowl, mix the cooked chicken, spinach, feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, and remaining dressing. 5. Brush the focaccia bread with olive oil, and cook 1 minute per side on the prepared grill, or until lightly toasted. Place portions of the chicken mixture on the toasted focaccia to serve. Continued on page 16 Summer living Magazine

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“Beer, in the last 10-15 years, has become a lot like wine.”




he tradition of pairing certain types of wine and food to enhance their flavor has been a staple of the culinary arts for centuries. But with the advent of home microbrewing and the greater variety of beers, lagers and ales now available from craft breweries, beer and food pairing has grown exponentially in popularity over the past decade. “The big thing with beer in the last 10-15 years is it’s become a lot like wine,” said Wade Heapy, owner of The Fireside in Detroit Lakes. “So many microbreweries have popped up that it’s become a real growth segment of the alcohol industry.” With so many of these craft breweries creating fruit, chocolate and even coffee-tinged varieties of beer, lager and ale malt beverages have a much larger flavor profile than they once had, Heapy added. “There are so many great, unique beers out there… from light drinking, crisp beers to heavy, bold stouts and bocks,” he said. “It just gives you such a great range, like wines do.” The Fireside has done “quite a few” beer pairing events in the past couple of years, including one with Schell’s Brewery of New Ulm, Minn., and another with 14

TOP: Wade Heapy spoke at a beer and food pairing event held at the Fireside in 2009. LEFT: Samples of Summit Beer were handed out at the event.

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Summit Brewing of St. Paul. “We’re looking at doing another one this winter,” he added. “It’s fun keeping it local, with Minnesota breweries – it adds that hometown touch.” Heapy also enjoys the fact that beer pairing events are often more casual than their wine-based counterparts. “I actually prefer doing a beer pairing dinner,” he said. “The crowd seems to be more into it, they’re a little rowdier. It’s been cool.” Heapy said The Fireside has also worked with Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes to host a couple of beer pairing events, because Zorbaz has 48 different varieties of beer on tap and “probably the best selection (of varieties) that I’ve seen. The staff is really into that segment of the business.” Tate Jansen, an operating partner at Zorbaz, said beer pairing has become increasingly popular with customers because of the wide variety of styles available. Besides the pairing dinners where they partnered with Fireside, Zorbaz has also hosted a couple of small events of its own. “It (the beer pairing trend) really started in the Summer living magazine

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The menu of beers at Zorbaz tends to change from week to week, Jansen added, as new varieties are added and seasonal varieties are dropped. Though Zorbaz does have a few bottled beers available, “we really focus on taps. Keg beer is never pasteurized, so it’s fresher – the freshest beer you can get. Bottled beer definitely loses some flavor through pasteurization.” As for what varieties Zorbaz’ clientele tends to favor, Jansen said there is a definite generational element to the equation. “The older generation has a lot of brand loyalty, while the younger generation isn’t necessarily loyal to any one brand — they want to try everything on the market.” The Lodge on Lake Detroit and the Speak Easy in Detroit Lakes have held several beer pairing and tasting events as well (about three per year are held at The Lodge, according to co-owner Chris Holland Mehlhaff). For those who are involved in home brewing clubs, or would like to host a beer pairing dinner in their own home, there are several books on the market to assist them with their selections. “The Best of American Beer and Food” by Lucy Saunders; “The Brewmaster’s Table” by Garrett Oliver; and “Tasting Beer: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink” by Randy Mosher are just a few of the more popular resources available.

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Summer Living 2010  
Summer Living 2010  

Your complete guide to summer living in the lakes area.