If you didn’t find time for canning homegrown cucumbers and asparagus this summer, you can thank Robin Doroshow for doing it for you. Her super tasty TRRRific Products come spicy or mild—find them at the Linden Hills Co-op (3815 Sunnyside Ave., Mpls., 612-922-1159, lindenhills.coop).
Did you know that the Ace of Cakes’ star’s products are made at Gartner Studios in Stillwater? Duff Goldman’s cake and cupcake pans, cake mixes, frostings, and decorations are suitable for amateurs and budding pastry chefs alike (available at duff.com; select Michaels, Super Target, and Wal-Mart grocery locations, and Mara-Mi, 201 S. Main St., Stillwater, 651-689-1730, mara-mi.com).
Minnesota-grown corn got a late start this year, so pick up a copy of Marie Porter’s Sweet Corn Spectacular cookbook for 75 preparation ideas, including Corn Soufflé or White Chocolate Sweet Corn Fudge (available at the Minnesota Historical Society Press, mhspress.org).
Sue Zelickson is the founder and director of Women Who Really Cook and Perspectives Family Center’s Kids Cafe. She is the former host of WCCO Radio’s Food for Thought.