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Recipe – Apple Rhubarb Crisp

This recipe is an adaptation of my Mom's Apple Crisp recipe.  I love to always include rhubarb to add a little tartness to go along with the sweetness.  And of course you can never have too much vanilla ice cream to go with!  Enjoy!  My recipe makes two 9x13 pans (I have a lot of people to feed at the office).

Filling:

12 Apples cored and sliced (I use half granny smith and half honey crisp - skin left on)
2-3 Cups diced rhubarb (more if you like it tart)

Toss with a sprinkle of flour (maybe 2 Tablespoons) and generous shakes of cinnamon (more if you love cinnamon).
Split into two 9x13 pans (sprayed with pam or similar)

Topping:

6 cups of rolled oats
3 Sticks of butter melted
1 1/2 - 2 cups of packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of Flour
Generous pinch of salt
Cinnamon - generous shakes of cinnamon to your taste (apparently I like cinnamon)

Mix the topping ingredients together and split between the two pans to cover the tops.

Cyber Resilience

A new way of looking at cybersecurity.  It's about being prepared … not bulletproof!

The standard cyber-security model for SMBs is changing.

The current model sees organizations worldwide (including SMBs here in the Twin Cities) to invest billions of dollars in cyber-security protections.

The Ocean Cleanup

As a technology company, Imagine IT is always interested in the latest technologies that impact our business and our lives.  But occasionally, we run into a technology that is so cool and impactful that we feel compelled to share it with you.  In this case, let’s talk about the Ocean and how one group is trying to help.

Employee Spotlight – Tim

This month’s Employee Spotlight shines on our most senior tenured employee (excluding Ownership!).  Tim Jenni, our Solutions Engineer, began his career with Imagine IT (Duralogic) back in 1/1/2006.  Since then, both Imagine IT and Tim’s lives have changed quite a bit!!!  Duralogic merged with Next Level Café to become Imagine IT in June 2012 and they moved offices from St. Paul’s Grand Ave to Metro Drive and then to Killebrew Drive in Bloomington.

How Being Productive Starts with Doing Nothing

Productive people make time for doing absolutely nothing!

There is a common misconception that productivity is equivalent to being busy … when they are not one and the same.  In fact, recent research shows that you should carve out time in your life to do nothing!

Being productive can feel exhilarating.

Recipe – Donavan’s Turkish Chickpea & Cauliflower Bowl

Turkish Chickpea and Cauliflower Bowl

Donavan's wife, Kelsey, has always been a fan of Israeli Couscous in salads and one day Donavan switched it up and roasted vegetables with the couscous and she went "bananas" for it!

Looking forward to trying this!  Let us know how you like it!

Ingredients:

16 oz Chickpeas
½ C Feta (I like Feta so I use 1 C)
¼ - ½ C Sour Cream
¾ C Israeli Couscous
¾ C Vegetable Stock
1 Large head of Cauliflower
1 TBSP Turkish Spice Blend (If I make my own, I use paprika, cinnamon, turmeric, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne, black pepper, and sugar)
1TBSP Butter
Salt
Olive Oil
Cilantro for garnish

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 and set rack to top position.

Employee Spotlight – Connor Norgren

Our May Featured Employee is Connor Norgren!  Many of you may know him by name or have communicated with him but may not have met him!  That is because Connor is based primarily at IIT HQ – he is our Depot Engineer.  He also likes to joke that he was the plant Manager (he was in charge of occasionally watering Adam Kimmer’s plant) until Adam took his plant home.