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April 2016

Grilling Good Eats: Yes, you can cook rice on a grill

By Mike Thayer

Rice can be truly exceptional on the grill, all you need is a cast iron skillet.

Put your cast iron skillet (one with a lid) over direct flame to heat it up.  No need for the lid yet.  Melt two tabs of butter in the skillet, add one cup rice, one tablespoon minced onion, one tablespoon garlic powder, stir just enough to mix and let it saute for a minute.  Add two cups chicken stock, a pinch of salt (IF your chicken stock is low sodium, otherwise, not salt needed). Bring to a boil,  then move to indirect heat, cover and smell those great aromas for 20 minutes.  Take off the grill and serve immediately.  If you did your coals right, you'll get a really nice, crispy, golden brown rice edge on the sides of the skillet.


Lehm Books & Gifts

Lehm BooksLehm Books & Gifts opened for the first time in April 1994 behind the Amana General Store. Jim and Wendy Keiper took over the business in September 1996. In September 2001, the business moved to the main street location in Amana. The business name comes from the German word “lehm” which means good soil because the previous owners were farmers as well as the current owners.

The brick portion of the building which the store is in was built in 1856. The wood section attached to the back of the building was added later. The house attached to the west was built in 1860. It was once called the “brick house kitchen”. Then it was the residence of the George Rettig family. Tiny Tim’s Colony Christmas was located in the building until September 2001.

When you enter Lehm Books & Gifts, you will be greeted by a warm and friendly staff to help you with your shopping experience. Are you looking for an out-of-the ordinary place to go and spend a quiet afternoon, searching for unique gifts for all of the special people in your life? Take your time and explore our two floors of merchandise. The relaxed atmosphere within the store and throughout the Amana Colonies will make you want to come back again to enjoy a fun day with family and friends.

We have a wide selection of items from books to gifts, collectibles to scrapbooking and more. We have something for everyone for all different ages.

Lehm Books & Gifts
4536 220th Trail
Amana, IA 52203
or 319-622-6447




PIP Printing - Iowa City

PIPWe’re the perfect partner for all your business and marketing communication needs.

PIP Printing and Marketing Services opened in 1980 in a 1000 sq. ft. location and has grown to a modern 12,000 sq. ft. facility on Mormon Trek Blvd. Our knowledge, experience and consultative approach, grouped with our broad product offering have helped us grow to be a top 25 center in the VAST PIP Printing Franchise Network. Over the years, we have won many sales achievement and quality print awards from respected industry associations as well. PIP Printing is locally owned by Dan and Pam Tiedt. Their son, Dan started with the company in 2001 and is now the General Manager. The talents and dedication of all of our PIP professionals work hard every day to make your project the best it can be, while delivering the highest level of customer service. With years of experience, our staff has the knowledge to bring your project from concept to completion in the most cost effective manner. PIP Printing understands that owning or operating a business can be both challenging and rewarding. That is why we are so successful at assisting other businesses with printing and marketing solutions to grow their business. PIP understands the need for progressive thinking and technology to keep moving forward and be successful. Marketing your business is more important than ever in today's economy. PIP Printing specializes in integrated marketing campaigns with measurable results. At PIP Printing, our wide array of products, allows us to help you reach your customers effectively. From graphic design and printing to mailing services, promotional products, signage and direct marketing, we provide quality in everything we do so our customers get noticed.

Our Location

  • 2650 Mormon Trek Blvd.
  • Iowa City, IA 52240-4514
  • Store Hours:
  • Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5pm



Copyworks - Cedar Rapids, Coralville

CopyworksWe've been in the copying and printing business a long time. You might even say we're experts at what we do. If you need the very best, you have come to the right place. No matter what you're looking for, if it needs to be copied, laminated, bound, or printed, we do it better and faster than anyone else.

Our Customer Service Center provides you with 24-hour access to our services. From here you can request an estimate, place an order, transfer a file, or review a proof, all from the convenience of your office or home.

Coralville Copyworks
309 2nd Street
Coralville, IA 52241

Phone: 319.338.5050
Fax: 319.338.1717
E-mail:[email protected]

Mon to Fri: 7am–8pm
Sat: 9am–7pm
Sun: 11am–7pm

Cedar Rapids Copyworks
4837 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Phone: 319.373.5335
Fax: 319.373.5436
Email:  [email protected]

Mon to Fri: 7am–8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am–6pm



Community Medical Supply, Inc. - Iowa City

Community Medical SupplyCommunity Medical Supply, Inc. has been providing patient care in southeast Iowa since 1997 and has built a lasting relationship with our clients. With locations in Washington and Iowa City, we have a location close to you. We pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide for our patients. We offer a wide variety of home medical, respiratory, rehabilitation equipment and durable medical supplies for those that need assistance in their homes, assisted living facilities as well as nursing homes. Our services work in close relationship with the physician to meet the patients short term needs as well as those patients in need of long-term care. Our goal is to assist our clients to maintain their independence while meeting their healthcare needs. Community Medical Supply, Inc. is staffed by licensed professional staff twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to give you the care you need.

Community Medical Supply is your one-stop-shop for:

Can't come to us? We deliver to Cedar, Henry, Iowa, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Louisa, Muscatine, and Washington counties.

If you have questions, please contact us or visit one of our locations in your area.

505 Highway 1 South, Washington, IA 52353
Toll Free: (888) 665-4000

Iowa City
2901 Northgate Dr. Ste. B, Iowa City, IA 52245
Toll Free: (866) 956-0202



Bread Garden Market - Iowa City

Bread Garden MarketIt’s not called the Bread Garden Market by accident, and there is no flavor combination too adventurous for our fresh baked artisan breads. Pan loaves, brioche buns, Italian baguettes, it’s all here! What’s ours is yours, and your pastries and cookies are made daily by culinary trained pastry chefs and prepared with the highest quality ingredients.

Bread Menu

Meet us at the Market


Downtown Iowa City
225 South Linn Street


We have our own parking located off of the S. Linn St. entrance.  We are also located next to the Dubuque St. Parking ramp, your first hour is free.


phone: 319-354-4246



John's Grocery - Iowa City

Johns groceryJohn’s Grocery has been integral to the history of Iowa City since John Alberhasky bought the grocery business in 1948.  But the history of the building goes back a century further.  In fact, the State of Iowa itself is only two years older than 401 E.Market Street, which was built in 1848.  Since then the building has been a grocery store, an apartment building, a saloon, a barbershop, a fire station, office space, and even a factory for the Ernste Manufacturing Company.

No matter the variation, the building has always functioned as a service to the community.  We honor that history by continuing to provide Iowa City and surrounding communities with great products and service. 

Deli & Bakery

Cocktails & Spirits


Store Hours
Sunday: 9am to 12am
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 12am
Friday - Saturday: 7:30am to 2am

Contact Us
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (319) 337-2183
401 E. Market St. Iowa City, IA




Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - North Liberty

Holy TrinityHoly Trinity is a vibrant new congregation in North Liberty. If you’re looking for a Church to call home, and you’re interested in experiencing a community of of disciples seeking to live deeply in God’s ever-amazing forgiveness, come join us for worship or come to one of our other ministry events to find out more. Even if you simply want to explore your questions of faith in a more than simplistic manner, we’d love to meet you!

During the Sunday School year (after Labor Day in September to just before Memorial Day in May), we worship together each Sunday at 8:15am and 10:45am.  Between services we host our Faith Formation Hour (ages 3 and up!) from 9:30am - 10:30am.  Come and join us for a prayerful, deep, and rich celebration of what God has done, is doing, and promises yet to do for every one of us! We meet at 650 240th St. in North Liberty (at the intersection with Highway 965, a half mile north of Penn St.).

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, join us for worship at 8:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. with fellowship opportunities following each worship service. Good friends and a welcoming God are waiting for you here!

650 240th St. NE, North Liberty

PH: 319-665-2200


Heartland Community Church - North Liberty

Heartland Community ChurchHeartland Community Church is a non-denominational church on the cutting edge of the new growth and development in North Liberty, IA and the greater Iowa City/Coralville area. We exist to experience God, connect people, and grow in Christ. The best way to discover what HCC is all about is to join us!

We meet on Sundays at 10:00 am at 70 S Kansas Ave in North Liberty.

PH: 319-665-5607


New Pioneer Food Co-op - Coralville > Iowa City > Cedar Rapids

New PioneerWelcome to a world of organic foods you can trust, and people who share your values.

We believe you can do good for your body, the environment, and Iowa’s economy when you shop your community-owned co-op. Not only do you get fresh, nutritious produce and meat, but you can rest easier knowing your purchases of organic, sustainable, local, and Fair Trade products are working to build a brighter future.

New Pioneer’s founders were committed to environmental stewardship and sought food that was naturally delicious and healthful. Today we maintain those same commitments, and over 31,000 community members own a share in this grocery store that reflects their values.

Owner or not, everyone’s welcome to shop with us.

Local & Organic Pioneers

For over forty years, we’ve promoted and supported organic food production, free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and local and organic farmers. Our vision of sustainable agriculture is foods free of chemical residue and air, earth, and groundwater free of agricultural contaminants.

More Than a Grocery Store

“Co-ops are independent, locally controlled organizations created for the benefit of their owners. As a consumer-owned and democratically governed organization, New Pioneer can focus on things other than just profit generation.

The Co-op supports numerous community and school gardens, funds full-time staff for education and outreach, pays fair prices to local farmers, and supports benefits for employees well above the grocery industry norm. Co-operatives don’t simply appear different, thanks to some image makeover – they fundamentally are different.” – Matt Hartz, New Pi General Manager

Iowa City
22 S. Van Buren
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 338-9441
Open 7AM-10PM Daily

1101 2nd St.
Coralville, IA 52241
(319) 358-5513
Open 7AM-10PM Daily

Cedar Rapids - Now Open!
3338 Center Point Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 365-2632
Open 8AM-9PM Daily