Date Night With Jeff

sweetie pie dessert pizzas

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I know I already told you how fast summer is going by for me. I can hardly believe it’s already August. We have several little “staycations” blocked out so we can savor the last of this delicious season before autumn. How are you making memories this summer? One of our favorite things to cook in…

savory grilled blueberry pizza

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We’ve been grilling pizza again and I have a whole list of sweet and savory recipes that I’m eager to share with you. First up….savory blueberry pizza! I know, sounds kinda’ weird. But, TRUST me, it’s amazing. Blueberries are just as wonderful in savory dishes as they are in sweet desserts. They’re not actually a…

six senses saturday

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seeing :: art, boats, antiques, gardens, trains and mobs of people at the 39th annual Stockholm Art Fair feeling :: cool water and the balmy 90+ degree heat tasting :: organic fair food and one of my favorite salads for dinner ~ strawberries, spinach, chevre, candied pecans, grilled chicken and two different kinds of homemade…

six senses saturday

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seeing :: shadows like free flowing watercolors, sunflowers in full bloom, grape foliage overtaking our garage and back yard, baby toes, grand children who sparkle without even trying tasting :: biker bar bacon cheeseburgers with tomato, lettuce onion, mayo, mustard and ketchup…Sierra Nevada IPA, salty fries smelling :: fresh baked pies and bread at the…

six senses saturday

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alex clare feeling :: a cold cup of peach raspberry iced tea in my hand…sunshine and cool breezes while relaxing on the hammock with THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK…swept away by the imagery and the simple pleasures throughout. hearing :: THIS hauntingly beautiful song by the amazing Alex Clare.…oh, and THIS one too. tasting :: pinot grigio,…

six senses saturday

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seeing :: this pretty little teapot that my friend Ann (from Sumptuous Spoonfuls) sent me for my birthday! I love it. It pours a fine cuppa, and makes an adorable vase for my garden flowers. I love it! smelling :: homemade pie baking in the oven, rain falling, marigolds and pansies feeling :: fresh pie…

carrot cheddar curry tea sandwiches

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~ carrot cheddar curry tea sandwiches ~ Today I made some of our favorite tea sandwiches for teatime. Carrot cheddar curry. We made these little sammies at both of the tearooms where I was employed, and everyone loved them! The mincemeat is my addition, and I think it makes these sandwiches even more wonderful. If…

tuscan vineyard sausage & grape bruschetta

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~ tuscan vineyard sausage & grape bruschetta ~ A new twist on bruschetta! We love the classic bruschetta and artichoke bruschetta recipes too…and caprese…and easy breezy caprese…and almost all types of mushroom crostini….but this is something really different for you to try. Perfect for a romantic wine lunch or girlfriends lunch, or as a wine…

six senses saturday

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smelling :: the sweet scent of flowering trees and shrubs on McSorley Street as we walked downtown for dessert and cocktails for our date night last evening. seeing :: the warm glow of the Red Wing street lights, the historic St. James Hotel, and a quick peek at the new Red Wing River Bend Coop,…

six senses saturday

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feeling :: newly felted wool sweaters for mitten making tasting :: rotisserie chicken tacos smelling :: Jeff’s crafish bisque simmering on the stove hearing :: Ray Lamontagne sing THIS, THIS and THIS seeing :: big mooshy kitty snoozing on big mooshy comforter and the gorgeous, fabulous, can’t get enough of it… COCO before Chanel knowing…