Kim Ode

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-7185
Kim Ode has been with the Star Tribune since 1985 in a variety of jobs. She currently writes Variety features and leads the monthly Baking Central feature in Taste.

Recent content from Kim Ode

Books for bakers range from sweets to projects

Baking’s top flour slingers have written cookbooks this year, but newbies abound, too.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 02:50 PM

December can seem so personal, but it's also a month to be counted

As the year winds down, it's easy to get lost in life's flurries. December reminds us if we want to be counted, we need to be sure we're seen.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 02:42 PM

April deserves a second look

She doesn’t always make a good first impression, emerging disheveled from the muck. But once you get to know her,...

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 01:26 PM

March is our springboard

It’s enough to drive one mad: The snowiest month also brings with it the many modes of spring. After a tough winter, we say: Let the rebirth begin.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 01:26 PM

February: A month of roses, and thorns

This is a curious month, shorter than the others, and a bit undependable. Yet over a candlelit dinner, it could change your life.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 01:25 PM

Road through January is paved with good intentions

The beginning of a new year brings an inevitable, yet oddly welcome, letdown — and ultimately a sense of possibility.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 01:23 PM

Highway webcams are a great way to eyeball traffic conditions

Weather forecasts provide data, but precious little proof of what lies ahead. Thankfully, a growing network of webcams peer down on stretches of highways across the country, providing at least a glimpse into real conditions.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 08:05 PM

No bones about it, breaking the wishbone is a family tradition

Breaking the wishbone for good luck has centuries of history, but it presents a new challenge each Thanksgiving.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 09:28 AM

St. Paul's St. Anthony Park is like a small town -- but better

The St. Paul neighborhood has the feel of a small town, right down to the cornfields visible at the end of a few streets, thanks to the “living laboratory” of the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 06:02 PM

Does Minnesota's region have an identity crisis?

What if Minnesota gave the cold shoulder to the Midwest? A panel explores ways to forge and reflect regional identity, with a nod to the North.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 02:58 PM

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