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

Prairie parks offer their own autumnal show

The state’s prairies offer their own spectacular fall color show and also a glimpse into who we once were, and still are today.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 04:42 PM

Canoes and contemplation: Book collects essays about beloved BWCA

Every trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has its own moments, no matter how many times you’ve dipped your paddle. Now those experiences have been collected in a new book, “The BWCA Reader.”

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 06:20 PM

Part 3: Seeds of doubt take root

In 1963, Bob Dylan’s moody mug was gaining fame. So was another visage, the Smiley face. It was that kind of year.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 01:09 PM

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 (www.pleygo.com), 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

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