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Halgrimson: Women who have shown me the way

While going through one of the many boxes of memorabilia in our house, I came across the following poem, written to my mother on her birthday.

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Halgrimson: Chocolate, oatmeal mix for great cake

In the past few years, there has been a lot of news about the health benefits of chocolate – dark chocolate, always appended with the caveat “in moderation.”

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Halgrimson: Beef Barley Soup a treat on cold day

Soup is about the only thing I want to eat when the weather is as cold as it’s been lately. I want something to warm both my body and spirit, and a steaming bowl of soup is always the answer.

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Halgrimson: Spices add to Tomato Juice Cake

The only thing I remember my mother using cloves for was to stick them in the scored fat of a ham before it was baked. So in the early years of my marriage, when I baked a spice cake that called for cloves, I added whole cloves. I was not familiar with the ground variety.

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Halgrimson: Herring salad a special treat

Many years ago, I was invited to the home of Chris and Virginia Jensen for a New Year’s supper. The Jensens were friends of my parents, but this gathering was for David, one of the three Jensen sons, who was home for the holidays with his wife, and it was just young friends of the Jensens.

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Halgrimson: Enjoy tasty rømmegrøt in pie form

This time of year, the food police are giving advice on how to eat correctly so you can live to be 190 and not gain weight while doing it. The holidays are one of their favorite times. They often seem to be skulking around in the fridge and kitchen cupboards and under restaurant tables.

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Halgrimson: Minneapolis’ Saffron restaurant magnificent

During a recent visit to the Twin Cities, our dinner plans took us to a restaurant called Saffron. The food was excellent beyond belief, and I sure don’t want to wait for next year’s trip to eat there again. It would be worth an overnight stay just to sample their magnificent meals.

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Halgrimson: Trip to Cities filled with culinary delights

It used to be that if you wanted to go to a restaurant and have something other than steaks or chops or fried chicken, you had to travel.

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Halgrimson: Sons of Norway brings memories of my youth

As I walked from the front door of Fargo’s Sons of Norway building to the auditorium at the back, the aroma grew stronger.

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Halgrimson: Many kitchen items are never used

A recent story in the New York Times was headlined, “Must-Have Gadgets for the Kitchen? Think Again.” It was accompanied by a photo of a smiling woman holding a fish poacher.

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Halgrimson: Make your own teriyaki

When I think of teriyaki, I remember the teriyaki steaks that were on the menu at the Cork ’n Cleaver restaurant in south Fargo. But, alas, they are no longer served at the Cork.

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Halgrimson: Chill out with cold salad

Last week I made my annual trek to Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, Minn., to serve lunch to their merry crew of workers. My efforts earned me several flats of plants for our Fargo garden.

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Halgrimson: Hatton native Agnes Geelan a hero to many

In 1988, Newsweek magazine chose Agnes Geelan as an American hero, citing her peace activism. She was then 92 years old.

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Halgrimson: Set aside your fennel fears

Bulb fennel is one of my favorite vegetables, and one bulb goes a long way.

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Halgrimson: Crunch time, s’il vous plait

When I was growing up, we had a rackety, old appliance for making toasted cheese sandwiches. It was rectangular and opened up so the sandwiches could be put inside on a heated surface and then the top was closed. In a few minutes the bread would be toasty and the cheese melted. I liked to eat mine with chili sauce.

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Halgrimson: Shopping center a former northside hub of activity

In May 1996, Northport Shopping Center turned 40. It had become a meeting place for the north side of Fargo, and as Gary Hart, then manager of Hornbacher’s Foods said, it was “a neighborhood center in a little community of its own.”

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Halgrimson: Prom memories: Stuffed animals, ‘smooching’

When The Forum asked readers to share memories and photos of their proms, I took a trip back in time and remembered my senior prom – in 1958 – at Fargo Central High School.

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Halgrimson: My 15 minutes of fame

In early April, I read with sadness that journalist and cookbook author Bernard Clayton had died. He was the man who gave me my 15 minutes of fame.

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Halgrimson: Sarma stirs fond memories

Not only do I have wonderful memories of the meals my mom and grandma cooked to cosset my spirit, but in the past I learned a lot about food from dishes prepared by family friends. One of those meals was the Sarma made by June Probstfield Dobervich.

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Halgrimson: Northport Shopping Center expanded over time

A 1976 story in The Forum noted that “Northport Shopping Center in Fargo will mark its 20th year of operation next week at a time in its history when sales are hitting new highs.”

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