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Midwest Living July/August 2018

Midwest Living celebrates the unique and surprising Midwest region through its food, travel destinations, lifestyle, homes and gardens. Like visiting with a best friend, it unveils the authentic flavor of this region through inspiring photos, inside tips on best places to visit, and family-favorite recipes that simply taste great.

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mid-thought

Most people agree that a day in a canoe does a lot for the human spirit. But I think canoes get far too little credit for a greater service: predicting successful marriages. Thousands of relationships have proven that no crucible more effectively stress-tests a romance’s potential than a canoe trip. The metaphors flow like a river. You’re riding a current neither of you controls. You’ll reach the destination only by working together. But here’s the bottom line: If you can zigzag across a lake without loud accusations about the other person’s flawed technique, you have a shot at weathering child-rearing and a mortgage together. My wife and I, married 23 years now, confirmed things could work between us on a hot afternoon involving a dented canoe and a wet dog of uncertain…

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more online

A beginner’s guide to cutting gardens Imagine a garden that yields armfuls of color all summer long, enough for bud vases, centerpieces and just-because gifts for friends. See our easy ideas for growing a cutting garden and arranging the bounty at midwestliving.com/cutgarden. What’s the perfect summer side dish? Here’s what you told us on Facebook. Join the fun at facebook.com/midwestlivingmag. Follow us on Pinterest. Collect and share ideas for recipes, gardens, decorating and travel at pinterest.com/midwestliving. Join us on Instagram. To see photos celebrating life in the Midwest, follow us @midwestlivingmag or share your pics by tagging them #midwestmoment. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to share ideas, get tips from editors and enter contests.…

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liquid assets

Tugboats still bob in the waters of the Fishtown area of Leland, Michigan, even as many of its century-old shanties and smokehouses have newfound uses. Though it’s still a working waterfront (and one of the few unmodernized fishing villages on the Great Lakes), the historic district’s creaking walkways and weather-worn structures are also home to galleries, cafes and boutiques. At one, Leland Gal, owner Maggie Revel Mielczarek lures shoppers with color-soaked home decor and fashions, many adorned in her hand-painted patterns. Drawn by the area’s natural beauty—including lake-framed sunsets that’ll snatch your breath—Maggie moved back to her hometown north of Traverse City to grow her business. A former educator and third-generation artist (her mother is impressionist painter Nell Revel Smith), she set up shop in a rustic shanty, now sporting a cheery…

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leland, michigan

VAN’S BEACH The path to this public beach lies just beyond Van’s Garage at the end of Cedar Street downtown. Bring a bucket—rock hunters can find Leland Blue and Petoskey stones. LEELANAU PENINSULA WINE TRAIL Verdant vineyards and nearly two dozen wineries dot the area; Verterra Winery’s 1920s tasting room is just a block from Fishtown. BOGEY’S 19TH HOLE AT LELAND LODGE Maggie swears this place serves the best burgers in town. Cheddar and a fried egg top The Marie; The Gill’s Pier Rancher features local yak meat (yes, really). BLUE BOAT COFFEE Baristas serve a seasonal menu and also offer buckeye cookies and other baked goods made famous at Sisson’s, a now-shuttered local favorite. FISHING CHARTERS Several companies offer lake outings; you might haul in salmon or steelhead.…

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any way you slice it

THAT’S AN ICE! Cantaloupe-Mint Granita In a blender, combine 3 cups cantaloupe cubes, 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 cup ice cubes. Cover and blend until smooth. Stir in ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint. Pour mixture into a 13×9-inch baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze 2 to 3 hours or until mostly frozen. To serve, scrape with a fork and spoon into short glasses. Or freeze overnight and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. SALAD BAR Polka-Dot Arugula Salad In a serving bowl, arrange 2 cups arugula, 2 cups cantaloupe balls or cubes, and ½ cup halved red grapes. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon honey, ¼ teaspoon salt and several grinds of freshly ground black…

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what happens in branson…

In 2015, a sinkhole created a 70x40-foot divot at the highest point above Table Rock Lake in the Missouri Ozarks. Rather than shudder at the threat to his pristine Top of the Rock golf course, or fill it in, owner and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris envisioned a new attraction. Keep digging. Three years and 72,000 dump truck loads later, the excavation continues. He’s looking for a connection to a cave he found decades ago on the far side of the property. The sinkhole project has destroyed a Tom Watson-designed putting green at the golf course. But under the name Cathedral of Nature, it’s already turning heads. If the sinkhole plot line sounds familiar, it should. Branson’s staple theme park, Silver Dollar City, was itself built on a natural cavern.…