Date Night With Jeff

a scenes post ~ summerfood & books

So, as you can see, I like to eat. And before I eat I take pictures of the food. It’s just what I do. I guess that’s probably what you’d expect from a food blogger. πŸ˜‰ This is a food-heavy post. If you’re not here for the food, you can scroll to the end to…

a scenes post ~ summer celebrations

Β  Β  There’s so much to celebrate in June and July! My birthday, my grand girl’s birthday, Father’s Day, and the 4th of July. We pretty much just go from one party to the next all summer long, and I’m not complaining. The festivities began with a leisurely brunch at Hola Arepa. OMG. The food…

an autumn anniversary picnic

I’m finally getting around to posting photos from our 21st wedding anniversary picnic. We’ve always said that fall is “our” time of year. This year we celebrated all month. First with the picnic, and then a play (Much Ado About Nothing) at the Sheldon Theatre here in Red Wing. We took a little road trip…

tipsy amaretto caramel cake

Tipsy Amaretto Caramel Cake is one of my absolute favorite desserts, which is why I only make it for special occasions. It’s one of those desserts that’s a bit dangerous to have around. It calls your name every time you pour yourself a glass of milk or iced tea… or brew a pot of coffee…

minnesota renaissance festival ~ 2016

We found out that this will be the last year that the Minnesota Renaissance Festival will be held in Shakopee, Minnesota. What the what? Next year they’re relocating, and they have yet to announce where. I’ve read a few newspaper articles that allude to it still being in the same general area. We already drive…

scenes from lake superior 2016 ~ part 4

Fianlly, I’m getting around to sharing part 4 of our little “up north” travel journal. I can’t believe it was a month ago already! We spent a whole week in one of our favorite places… Starting every morning with tea on our balcony overlooking Lake Sueprior, and ending every day with a dip in our…

scenes from lake superior 2016 ~ part 3

More scenes from our up north adventure last month! It’s taken me sooooo long to post all the photos because I took so darn many. Can you believe there are still more? Just enough for one more post after this one, so please bear with me. I appreciate everyone who writes to me and tells…

scenes from summer

Can you believe we’re already in the throes of August and talking about the kids going back to school? The summers always seem to scurry by in a flash, and I just go with the flow. Adding stuff on top of stuff to our calendar until it looks like a complicated math problem. We say…

little log house pioneer village

“The Little Log House Pioneer Village is home to over forty-five restored buildings, a replica of the Hastings Spiral Bridge and flower gardens designed by Sylvia that span over 40,000 square feet. Once a year, the Bauer’s open the village to the general public to tour over three days. The Little Log House Antique Power…