Get a taste of summer with our Brainerd Lakes getaway, lavender projects, water garden ideas, girlfriend trip to Kansas and recipes for hand-size pies, grilled fish tacos and fresh tomato foods.

Among the featured stories in our July/August 2013 issue:

Recipes From This Issue

3 Easy Water Gardens

Growing, Cooking and Decorating with Lavender

The Lure of Minnesota's Brainerd Lakes

House Tour: Ship Shape

Click here for more stories from the July/August 2013 issue. Please note that not all print stories are published online.