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Recipe / Rhubarb Lemonade

From the Idun Library 

Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking by Jessica Koslow 

Rhubarb Lemonade — Homemade lemonade is always a treat. Plus a simple recipe for a taste of fresh rhubarb and a beautiful color just in time for Valentine's Day. Add a shot of rum or gin if you'd like! Serves 6.

1 1/3 cups (200 g) chopped rhubarb
2/3 cup (135 g) sugar
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon (135 ml) fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)

Put the rhubarb, sugar, and 1 2/3 cups (400 ml) water in a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat so that the syrup simmers. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring every once in a while, until the rhubarb has fallen apart and imbued the liquid with its color. 

While the syrup is still hot, pour it through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup or bowl. Use a rubber spatula to really press on the rhubarb mush and squeeze out every last drop. Let cool.

There should be about 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) rhubarb syrup. (If there is more, save it for adding later on. My palate loves a good amount of acid, so you may want to use the extra syrup to increase the sweetness to your liking.) Pour the rhubarb syrup into a 1-quart (1-L) jar. Add the lemon juice and 2 cups pluse 1 tablespoon (495 ml) water. Screw on jar's lid and shake well.

Serve chilled over ice.

Note On Rhubarb
At Sqirl we use up the knobby ends of rhubarb stalks that get skipped over when we make strawberry rhubarb and blue-barb jam. 


City Guide / St. Paul + North Loop

These are a few of our favorite places from the neighborhoods we call home - Cathedral Hill in St. Paul and the North Loop in Minneapolis. We've loved being part of the Selby Neighborhood for the past four years and we will be at the the Pop Up through February 11th. Enjoy!

North Loop


Penny's Coffee, 100 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55401

Bachelor Farmer Cafe, 200 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401


Askov Finlayson, 204 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

The Foundry Home Goods, 121 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401


Kado No Mise, 33 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Monte Carlo, 219 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401


Marvel Bar, 50 N 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Cathedral Hill


Nina's Coffee, 165 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102


Black Blue, 614 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102


Tori Ramen,161 N Victoria St, St Paul, MN 55104

Revival, 525 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102


Commodore, 79 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102

Reading List / Winter 2018

Lauren Auder
Lauren Auder is a young French musician based in England. "The Baptist" is his latest evocative single.

Franconia Sculpture Park
Started in 1996 by a group of professional artists in Shafer, MN, Franconia Sculpture Garden is a non-profit organization with frequently changing exhibitions and events.

Benjamin  Clementine
I Tell a Fly is Benjamin Clementine's second album, which he wrote, recorded, and produced. The theatrical, multi-talented artist visits Minneapolis February 7th at the Fine Line Music Cafe.

Ravenous, Untethered And In Captivity: In Conversation With Heather Benjamin
An interview with Rhode Island based artist Heather Benjamin in Ravelin Magazine.

Two Stories by Kim Chinquee

Favorites From AW17


Ever wonder what we're listening to at the shop? Introducing Idun: Playlist. 

From Megan: this playlist is an eclectic mix of some favorites - new and old. You can tell by the mix I've been listening to a lot of Bossa Nova as well as the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack. Enjoy! 

Aos Pés da Cruz, Gilberto GilStranger's Kiss, Alex Cameron + Angel OlsonMystery of Love, Sufjan StevensUala Ualalá, Jorge Ben JorI'd Like To Walk Around in Your Mind, Vashti BunyanDon't Kill My Vibe, SigridSaturday Night, Devendra BanhartI'm On Fire, ChromaticsKentucky Rain, Elvis PresleyInstantané, ParadisTender Buttons, BroadcastCarnation, Yumi ZoumaWhen You Were Mine, Prince / April's Daydream, Devonte HynesPale Blue Eyes, The Velvet UndergroundWords, F.R. DavidToujours Un Coin Me Rapelle, Sandie Shaw

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