The new kiosk at the Woodbury grocer secures a "Kudos to Kowalski's" in the outlet's "Small Bites" feature.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
It’s time again for Kowalski’s annual Boo Bash, a community Halloween event designed especially for children.
The Kowalski’s annual Boo Bash is on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. “It’s a community Halloween event that is specifically geared toward children 12 and under,” said Pam Kasprzyk of Kowalski’s Markets. The store's former culinary partner, Linda Anderson, started what's now called the Boo Bash the first year Kowalski’s opened in Woodbury, Kasprzyk said. “It’s a safe and warm Halloween environment that parents can take their costumed kids out to for an evening of fun,” she said. According to Kaspryzk, last year over 1,000 kids attended the Kowalski’s Woodbury Boo Bash and if you combine the attendance from the other Boo Bash Kowalski’s locations, over 4,000 children attended. “When the kids arrive at Boo Bash, they receive their Kowalski…
Monday, October 10, 2011
Pumpkin lovers rejoice! It’s your time of year to savor pumpkin flavored lattes, baked goods and frozen treats!
If you love the taste of pumpkin, then this is your time of year! Delicious pumpkin flavored coffee drinks, baked goods and other sweet treats can be found at most coffee shops and markets. Since each pumpkin treat is unique, Woodbury Patch has taste-tested a few to get your palate started. Dreamcoat Coffee-Oakdale This creamy and rich pumpkin spice latte ($3.50) is made with fresh roasted espresso beans, milk and pumpkin spice. It’s crowned with real, homemade whipping cream and drizzled with a thick and gooey caramel syrup, making for a delicious mid-afternoon treat on any day of the week. Give yourself a treat and order Dreamcoat’s No. 1 seller, the homemade pumpkin cream cheese bar ($3.25/bar). In-house pastry chef, Barb Knutson, has…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Members of a local grocery-workers union say Kowalski’s has offered a “substandard” contract to the group.
Dozens of members of a local grocery-workers union held a rally outside Kowalski’s in Woodbury on Wednesday. The United Food and Commercial Workers 1189 is embroiled in a contract dispute with several grocers, including Kowalski’s, which union officials say has backed out of negotiations and offered only a “substandard” and “illegal” proposal. Officials at the Woodbury Kowalski’s would not comment on camera, but did provide Patch with a statement. “On August 1st Kowalski’s Company implemented a new contract that provides a secure and stable retirement savings choice for our union employees. Kowalski’s has met with the UFCW 1189 Union Leadership and employees that are on the bargaining committee since January 13th to negotiate a new …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Whether you like it fiery hot or tropically fruity, salsa choices are good and plenty right here in the Woodbury area.
According to market research, salsas have taken over as the No. 1 condiment in America. Salsa, which means "sauce" in Spanish, can be eaten at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Of course, how you use your salsa is strictly a personal choice. You can add it to omelets, wraps, salads, grilled breads or use it to zip up grilled meats or fish. Below are a few of our favorite salsas easily found in the Woodbury area. Rainbow Foods Rainbow Foods has a fresh salsa bar with choices that range mild to spicy hot. Their mango salsa has a citrus tang to it with refreshing flavor profiles of chopped mango, zings of tomato, peppers, onion and fresh cilantro. Pair it with a chilled salmon salad and a glass of peach-flavored iced tea. Rainbow locations are …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Thanks to a cold and wet spring, this gardening season is definitely a late bloomer
If you are a gardener who is itching to get your hands into the dirt, you've probably felt like substituting a pair of mittens for the traditional gardening gloves. Despite the nice weather earlier this week, it is "same old, same cold" for those who are eager to start planting. "We have had a slow start," said Sue Ngo of Lilli's Nursery, located at 6895 Bailey Road. "The weather has been kind of cold." Compared to last year's early spring, when the lilacs had already bloomed and were almost gone by this time, this late spring has been a disappointment. "Is this the latest spring we've had? I don't think so," said Al Kiel, manager at Frattallone's Ace Hardware in Valley Creek Mall. "But it's definitely been unusual." The Frattallone's in …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
A step-by-step guide to making Mom happy this Sunday.
I think mothers are amazing. My friends and relatives who are mothers are amazing. My mother is amazing. In fact, I never knew how amazing I could be until I became a mother. If you have a mother or know a mother, you should tell her on Mother’s Day that she’s amazing. Until I became a mother I had no idea the amount of selflessness it takes to always let someone else have the last piece of cake, to stay up all night with your sick child and go to work the next day, to virtually give up any hope of ever watching prime-time television again—and to settle in to a life that will be more giving than taking. I always put “ability to multitask” on my résumé but until I joined The Motherhood, I had no idea the skill set required, not to mention …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Every Friday, Woodbury Patch will ask five questions about the news of the week. The winner gets a $50 gift card to a local business.
Welcome to the Woodbury Patch news quiz! This week, you’re playing for a $50 gift certificate to local masseuse Jeanne Cade. Email your answers to email@example.com and write QUIZ in the subject line. Good luck! 1. The Washington County Board this week took a look at what it would take to pull out of a regional transit coalition. Which transit project did Commissioner Lisa Weik reference as one of the local initiatives that are still being studied? A) Park and Ride expansion B) Valley Creek Road improvements C) The Red Rock Corridor D) The Gateway Corridor 2. The Lavers family of Woodbury was at the Capitol on Tuesday to testify for Tyler’s Law. Who is the chief author of the bill in the Senate? A) Sen. Ted Lillie B) Sen. Ray …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Create your own “green"-themed family meal at home or head out for a taste of Ireland.
Whether you’re creating your own St. Patrick's Day party at home with the family or heading out to get a taste of Ireland in Woodbury, Kowalski’s Market, O’Malley’s Irish Pub and Great Harvest Bread Co. are a few places to grab a taste of the Irish. Kowalski’s Get the kids involved and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home. Deb Kowalski, of Kowalski’s Markets, says they have many green and tasty items to help get your party started. To begin, take home some real vibrant green to your house—a lucky shamrock plant. These green, shamrock-leaf plants have tiny, blooming white-starred flowers that will add color to any room in the house. For those who have no time to cook and want a “to-go” taste of Ireland, the deli will be serving up corned …
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I haven't purchased new clothes since July—not getting preachy, just creative.
I once read about a woman who didn't buy new clothes for an entire year. I marveled at this, wondered how it was possible. Then I stopped to think about how often I purchased new clothing for myself. I couldn't answer my own question. If ever I felt a need to replenish or update my wardrobe, I did. If I saw a bargain at a "buy anything and everything" retailer, I'd slip it in the cart alongside my laundry soap and cold medicine. Later, a conversation with a friend focused on the latest trend in jeans—narrower legs, darker wash, etc. She was deciding which of the newest styles to try. I did a mental count of the jeans in my closet. Five. That may sound like a little or a lot, depending on your perspective. But it's one for every weekday. …