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

Part 2: When women started to roar

In 1963, when a suburban housewife named Betty Friedan asked, “Is this all?” the answer, first whispered over 5 p.m. martinis, eventually grew to the sound of a million women roaring.

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 12:42 PM

Part 1: A march, a dream, a spark

Light a firecracker, and the fuse ignites with a burst of sparks. 1963 was like that. 1963 changed our lives in consequential ways.

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 12:35 PM

Locally sourced: Bircher Muesli from Minnesota

Who would have imagined that the local artisan granola market — more to the point, the muesli market — would start to look like Kelloggs vs. General Mills?

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 10:16 AM

Have a taste for cornbread? Here's a corn-fed recipe

Some cornbread recipes are as sweet as cake. Others are as earnest as a preacher. We just wanted one that tasted deeply, clearly, sunburstingly of corn.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 04:31 PM

A Netflix for Legos: Rent, play, return

Using a model similar to Netflix, a California mom has come up with Pleygo (, a service that, for a monthly fee starting at $15, lets you “rent” Lego sets.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 04:43 PM

Canoe craze marked by romance, ribaldry

For many, the history of canoes is about voyageurs and Indians. But these sleek craft also once provided escape from chaperones' scrutiny on urban lakes.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 10:08 AM

Some Minn. gay marriage foes more sad than mad

For some, the law taking effect Thursday signals a deteriorating society.

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 01:17 PM

Making your own ice cream sandwiches is worth the effort

Why? Because you can choose your own filling, they taste better – and you can say, “I made these myself.”

Updated: July 24, 2013, - 04:34 PM

The T-shirt turns 100: A retrospective

The old reliable T-shirt turns 100 this year. Hey! We should get T-shirts made!

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 04:10 PM

'What? You watched "Mad Men" without me?'

It’s tricky, sneaking around on someone you love, especially when you watch a recorded or streaming episode alone despite your promise to wait.

Updated: July 10, 2013, - 03:46 PM

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