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

Strawberry Shortcake creates instant summer

Somewhere between a biscuit and a scone is a delectable creation called the shortcake. With summer’s fruits on the horizon, add this to your recipe repertoire.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 08:23 AM

Only 1 in 5 Americans always carries cash

Open your wallet. Amid the receipts, ticket stubs, credit cards, driver’s license and family photos, is there any cash? No? Join the crowd.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 02:55 PM

Time to say 'Ta-ta' to the bra?

Style, not support, has determined the shape and structure of brassieres. But a French researcher questions their worth.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 04:57 PM

Textile artist Gini Corrick lives life in stitches

Japanese techniques, old-fashioned quilting and the love of a few nutty women propelled Gini Corrick from making clothes to making internationally lauded art — that she wears.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 03:28 PM

Polar bear spotter needed in Norway

Given what a tough winter we’ve just had, here’s a summer job for which a Minnesotan should already be acclimated: polar bear spotter.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 03:23 PM

Floating theater celebrates state's Water Trails system

On May 18, voyageur canoes provided by Wilderness Inquiry will float audience members along the Minnesota River through an original theater production. Yes, you’ll be paddling.

Updated: May 06, 2013, - 12:51 PM

Helium shortage? Yes and no, as demand grows

Helium production is dwindling, leading to higher prices and a balancing of priorities. Balloons or blimps? TSA or MRIs?

Updated: April 26, 2013, - 02:47 PM

Kitschy birch plaques earn an exhibit at the American Swedish Institute

A display of kitschy birchwood plaque souvenirs at the American Swedish Institute asks “What is art?” and probes what makes a memory.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 03:21 PM

Pretzel bread makes great sandwiches gorgeous

With its dramatic contrast of slits and crust, pretzel bread elevates any sandwich. The secret? A brief bath in baking soda.

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 10:23 AM

New sprouts can handle a little snow

Young sprouts should be able to withstand the snow and cold that are in the weather forecast.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 08:19 AM

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