restaurant review

Restaurant Review-Hell’s Kitchen

One of our favorite things to do is go out to eat. When I try to decide what favorite restaurant to review it’s always a bit difficult for me to narrow it down, but I think I’ve done it. Check out the links provided for pictures, hours, and a full listing of menu items. Viewing…

Mother’s Day Weekend

I may need a weekend to recover from my weekend. It was so busy, but it sure was fun! On Friday, Nancy and I had plans to make mud pies in her back yard (commonly known as gardening to most adults…) but since it was about 40 degrees and raining we decided to stay in…

Visiting Red Wing-Falconer Vineyards

We visit Falconer Vineyards several times a year… Especially during the warm months, for romantic ‘wine picnics.’ Sometimes we pack an elaborate picnic basket with brie, lavender honey, baguette, honey crisp apples, tart red grapes, anjou pears, oven roasted garlic artisan bread, marinated olives, and dark chocolate. Other times we stop at the local Sub…

Date Night With Jeff-“Vino in the Valley”

“In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.” ~Ernest Hemingway ‘A Movable…

Restaurant Review-Smoky Row Cafe

“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” Robert Browning It was just too beautiful to stay inside yesterday. I had planned on getting so much done! All of these lofty ideas of finishing the chapter I’m working on and going through my kitchen cupboards…maybe even cleaning…

Our Long Weekend

“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”  ~Bill Watterson John Mayer is singing in the background and I’m sipping a glass of iced sun tea. Aahhh, I love a lazy Sunday Morning. I wasn’t quite sure what to write about this morning, and then decided to tell you about our fun…

Out and About-Stockholm & Maiden Rock Wisconsin

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” ~Jawaharial Nehru It’s almost that time of year again! The little villages of Maiden Rock, Stockholm and Pepin Wisconsin will be opening…

A Wonderful Weekend

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”  ~Doug Larson It would seem that the weather has taken a turn for the better! It’s been in the upper 40s all weekend. I know that’s ‘cold’ for my readers and friends who live in Texas, California, and Arizona, but it’s…

Musings Newsletter: Stockholm Pie Company

There is a beautiful string of little villages just across the bridge from Red Wing that are some of the most quaint destinations on Wisconsin’s Great River Road. We usually make room on our calendars for a few happy excursions across the bridge every summer. On Saturday, July 19th we decided to go over to…