Food & Drink

A tea to cure colds made from lemon, honey, ginger and other ingredients

During cold season, it’s nice to have something hot to hold onto and to sip until your toes feel a little warmer and you feel better.

A few sticks of cinnamon for a spiced apple cider recipe.

If company’s coming, or you just need a hot cuppa something delicious, try out this classic winter drink starring cinnamon, allspice, and cloves.

A variety of winter spices

We rounded up our favorite wintery spices, and a few local dishes that feature them prominently.

Christine and John Schlitz, owners of the Lake Elmo Inn

The Lake Elmo Inn has been serving up holiday traditions for more than 30 years.

Baked mac and cheese

If you need a little comfort-food inspiration this season, check out these time-tested recipes from members of Woodbury Magazine’s editorial staff and advisory board.

A couple brings wine and presents to a family Christmas gathering.

My mother and stepfather were wonderful cooks. They are the reason I love spending most of my time in the kitchen, even when there’s nothing to cook. Leaning against the kitchen counter is my default position. When I showed up at their house, I’d join in the chopping, stirring and tasting.

A tomahawk steak from Ren + Bos sits on a TAZ cutting board.

Get a jump on your shopping list with a few favorite grilling items, from a guy who knows a thing or two—local foodie Instagram influencer Justin Konopaski (@cooking_with_justin).

A reverse sear tomahawk steak cooked by Justin Konopaski, aka @cooking_with_justing.

A tomahawk steak is a ribeye with at least five inches of rib bone left intact—giving it a bit more drama, and a handy spot to grab it with your tongs.

Justin Konopaski, who runs the foodie Instagram @cooking_with_justin.

Woodbury’s Justin Konopaski is a 3M facilities engineer by day and foodie influencer by night.

A chef prepares food for two guests at the Woodbury Community Foundation's Chef Fest.

Leave this year’s Chef Fest with a full tummy and a fuller heart—the Woodbury Community Foundation’s annual fundraiser returns for its fifth year.