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

Surprise-inside cakes reveal success for local blogger

Bethel resident Amanda Rettke has written her “i am baker” blog for 10 years. Now, with her first cookbook out this month, she is “i am author” with her unexpected cakes.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 09:19 AM

Baking Central: You can't beat babka

A babka's distinctive swirls make this chocolate bread a spectacular treat. Honestly, you can’t beat cinnamon and chocolate.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 11:39 AM

Daylight saving time: the first sign of spring

The cue for daylight saving time is “spring ahead, fall back” — for those who, twice a year, draw a blank about which way to reset their clocks. Daylight saving time is full of contradictions that confound and fascinate.

Updated: March 09, 2014, - 08:05 AM

Locally Sourced: WholeMe snack foods offer grain-free nutrition

The creators behind WholeMe snacks believe that an absence of preservatives in the foods we eat actually helps preserve our lives.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 02:21 PM

MNx12: 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: February 28, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Fat helps us acclimate to the cold

Neanderthal DNA has enabled us to endure our frozen climate.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 12:02 AM

When only a curlicue will do

We eat with our eyes, so a slice of cinnamon swirl bread is a delight, looking as luscious as it tastes.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Let's get crackin'

Homemade crackers are an easy way to personalize your hors d'oeuvres, and making them might just take you back to your childhood.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Sky-high meringue as easy as pie

Lemon meringue pie practically shouts “Spring!” It just takes a little planning and patience to pull off.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:00 AM

Mmm -- biscuits, hot from the oven

Making your own buttermilk biscuits is a lost skill worth recovering. Truth is, the effort is quick and easy.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 10:59 AM

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