Believe it or not, we came up with this blog while driving through the state of Wisconsin. We were talking about when you think of cheese curds you think of the MN State Fair and the state of Wisconsin.  I wondered out loud what foods would be represented for Minnesota and the list was born, do you agree?

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    As a young girl I still remember going with my father to find rocks in Carlton to look for blueberries.  (apparently that's where they grow more abundantly) More went in my mouth than the bucket, but hey, I was young.  In fact, the Minnesota State Muffin is the Blueberry Muffin! [more]

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    Oli Scarff/Getty Images


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    Joe Raedle/Getty Images

    Maple Syrup

    Drive around wooded areas of the Northland and you may see indication that a maple tree is being tapped.  It's to make homemade maple syrup.  I have a couple groups of friends that do that, we caught them in action on video a year ago. [more]

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    Wild Rice

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    Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images


    It's a staple for some in the Northland during the holidays.  I had it as a child and really liked the cream sauce on potatoes, I guess as an adult I should try it again and actually eat the fish.  Several churches in the area will hold Lutefisk feasts, I'll hit one of them up next year and do a review!  Why am I apprehensive?  The definition of lutefisk is:  A Scandinavian dish prepared by soaking dried cod in lye to tenderize it, then skinning, boning, and boiling it to a gelatinous consistency.

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