Sue Z.'s Finds

Spring makes me think of flowers…and Velvet Bees Gourmet Honey Butter, which will make your morning toast, hot cereals, yogurt, or popcorn taste like ambrosia (and with only 19 calories per teaspoon). The Minnesota-made spread is available at Kowalski’s or velvetbees­

Before you get comfy at a table to enjoy the outstanding food, pastries, and coffee at Parka (4021 E. Lake St., Mpls.,, mosey into the adjoining Forage Modern Workshop. There you’ll find locally designed wooden spoons and bowls from Araya Jensen’s Wind and Willow Home collection ( as well as beautiful cutting boards by local woodworker Peter Sowinski (

Just in time for Easter, Locally Laid, a new, family-run, free-range egg producer from Wrenshall, is selling its eggs at area co-ops (

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.

Sue Zelickson (Sue Z.) is a James Beard Award-winning food media personality, philanthropist, and longtime contributor to Minnesota Monthly and WCCO radio. She has founded the Charlie Awards, the Women Who Really Cook networking organization for women in the local food industry, and the Kids Cafe at Perspectives, Inc., which improves access to nutritious meals for families in need. You can find her buzzing around from event to event throughout the Twin Cities, helping to raise funds for charitable organizations, including some she has had a hand in building.