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Spring DIY: Natural Egg Dyes
Culture / Food

Spring DIY: Natural Egg Dyes

Eggs are the quintessential springtime symbol – fertility, rebirth, farm-fresh food. Eggs are a major part of the spring celebrations in our home. From Easter to the equinox and even Earth Day – we cook with, bake with, dye, and hunt for eggs.

A Story and a Cocktail
Culture / Family / Food

A Story and a Cocktail

Some of my most vivid memories from my childhood are from my parents’ annual Christmas eve party. My mother would spend the weeks before the party decorating the inside of the house while my dad focused on the outside. On Christmas eve day, they would work side by side in […]

Six Word Stories
Community

Six Word Stories

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season which can be a difficult time of year for many. Sometimes, we need a little levity to make it through the stress of travel and family dinners and tired kids. Towards that end, a few of the VillageQ contributors offered up six […]

6 Things I’d Rather Do than Celebrate the Holidays
Family / Life

6 Things I’d Rather Do than Celebrate the Holidays

1. Eat a disappointing meal Rural Minnesota. Autumn. Pregnant. You order Perkins’ new Chicken Pot Pie. You eat about half of it and then begin hunting and pecking and then the realization hits –  you’ve been served a white-gravy-filled pie crust. There are no carrots, no peas, and none of […]

Defining Family
Extended family / Family / Travel

Defining Family

I was 15 when I asked my parents how Uncle Dave was related to us.  They looked at each other a bit perplexed. It wasn’t that this was some tawdry secret; I think they had just never considered how having your child call someone “Uncle Dave” for her entire life […]

Apple Granola Crisp
Culture / Food

Apple Granola Crisp

This brings to a close our first ever Thanksgiving recipe extravaganza here at VillageQ. We hope that you all have a fabulous dinner and, if you try any of the recipes we’ve shared, let us know. Bon appetit! ~ The Editors [hr] Thanksgiving dinner is a labor of love. It takes so much time […]

Thanksgiving Sides: Brussels Sprouts and Cranberry Sauce
Culture / Food

Thanksgiving Sides: Brussels Sprouts and Cranberry Sauce

I admit that I am addicted to new and exciting Thanksgiving recipes. I love trying new things. However, I cannot tell a lie. I always hated brussels sprouts. I also never knew that it was “brussels sprouts” and not ” brussel sprouts” until I was working on this post. I […]

Thanksgiving Starters
Food

Thanksgiving Starters

Thanksgiving is next week which seems impossible since most are still digging out from the Halloween candy avalanche. But, ready or not – here it comes. This week, we we will be sharing some of our contributors’ favorite recipes to get us all ready for Thanksgiving dinner. So, sit back, […]