Getting out of the Kitchen and Preparing for Paris: Money

Hello! (or bonjour as I’m now accustomed to).

Paris has a place in my heart, and has since my lovely professor Mme. Gronhovd at Gustavus basically gave me a wake up call and said, “you really can’t be a French major and not go to France!!” To which I reluctantly signed up for a semester […]

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What’s Cooking 6/27

It’s been a week… left my computer power cord out at the winery (boo), getting ready for vacation (yay!) and as a result of both things my post will be short today.

 

I asked Neighbor Dave what he is craving, and he said “Mexican” so I decided to do a study of three Latin […]

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Date night at Travail

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Neighbor Dave and I enjoyed a great night at Travail a couple weeks ago. We got a ten course tasting menu to share for $65 on Tuesday night (which is one of two date nights per week Travail hosts). I’d highly recommend you check out their restaurant- the food was surprising, the chefs’ skill amazing, […]

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And for every Calorie in, one must be expended.

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Or in my case, a couple of calories must be expended~ and if you want to know more about Why Calories Count, check out Marion Nestle’s great work over at the Food Politics Blog.

But if you just want to know how to expend those calories, consider taking a walk and getting to know how […]

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Catalysts at Christmas

 

You know it’s Holiday Season when:

You trade shoes for slippers (and out for in) You trade Steak for Soup The browns and golds of fall turn into greens and reds of Christmas (or blues and whites of Hannukah)

I love this time of year too!

Neighbor Dave and I broke out the […]

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Today is going to be a Great Fall Day!

It’s a great day to do this…

We’ve had just a few of those because of these.

I love the colors of fall. So pretty: Oranges, yellows, Golds, Reds-

And Purples?

Enjoy your beautiful day!

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Marin Farmers Market Info

Good morning, from (a little foggy) Marin County!

I got a couple of questions about the Market.

There is ample parking and it’s very comfortable to walk through the market-

(unlike our beloved Minneapolis Farmer’s market under the 94/394 junction on Lyndale, unless you get there by 7am.)

It’s at the Marin Civic Center […]

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More fun in the Garden (not of Eden, but darn close: Mpls)

I’m kinda in love with my Pickle Plant. Otherwise known as cucumbers.

Stephanie gave me this as a hostess gift for a dinner party I had a month ago.

It immediately started to show the front porch who’s boss.

It kinda took over the whole joint!

Even if the pickle plant is brazen, […]

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Goodbye Iris, Hello Lily

I love enjoying the beauty of nature inside….

But they’re just not as pretty as they are outside

(even on a windy, rainy day like we had last weekend.)

More pictures that I took during our 24 hour – no power fun last Saturday:

I love the easy, abundant […]

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No Electricity and a Study of Lilies

Storms = No power for 24 hours = Laundry on the line.

Nothing like the fresh smell of curtains imparting summer smells in the house.

I was appreciating my friend Michael yesterday.

Thank you so much for the housewarming gift four years ago!

They’ve grown up beautifully.

I love and appreciate them.

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