Television Show Review

a scenes post

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David Bowie happy hour at The Staghead here in Red Wing Minnesota, made complete with giant whiskey spiked mochas, iced tea and freaking fantastic appetizers. If you go, get the deviled eggs. Serious awesomeness happening there on that little plate. More snow in the Mississippi River Valley, quickly followed by a dramatic rise in temperature.…

a scenes post

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Two weeks ago we spent a lazy weekend at home. It consisted of lots of naps in front of the fireplace, reading THIS (which was one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever had the privilege of reading), watching reruns of Parks and Recreation and The Office. It was so darn cold all weekend!…

scenes from the last week

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I enjoyed a wonderful lunch with my darling daughter Andrea at Sakura Sushi Bar here in Red Wing… nigiri, Cali rolls, sashimi, crab rangoon and orange chicken… YUM! Really great Japanese fare and super fresh sushi…if you’re in the area, give it a try ~ I am still savoring each and every page of the…

a spell of perfect weather

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Hello Friends! I had all these plans to write a long blog post about my favorite autumn rituals today, but it was too nice to stay inside. When my friend Nancy called me and invited me out to her home for the day, I just had to say “YES!” We went for a lovely walk,…

cancan tea cake

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Jeff had a meeting in the cities today so Gracie and I were on our own. We did a bit of baking, I made some homemade salad dressing and crocheted while we started watching THIS series on Netflix. Cancan tea cake can be made by baking any cake batter in a 28 oz. can. Just…

thrift store score

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What I bought… silver plate server a dimpled glass shaker dessert plate orphaned tea cup retro pyrex covered glass bowls what I left behind… this pretty turquoise-blue popcorn glass pitcher and glasses If the set is still there when I return, I may have to buy them. So pretty! Today my friend Nancy and I…

Current Crush~ All Things Julia Child

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As I mentioned in my previous post, Boeuf Bourguignon, Jeff and I are starting our own little cooking course at home using the 2 volume set of Mastering the Art of French Cooking as our focal point. I can’t wait to share our adventures and some of the recipes here on the blog. We’re also…

Current Crush-LOST

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I just finished season 5 of the television show LOST on DVD last night and immediately decided to start watching season 6 online because I couldn’t stand the suspense! The show is absolutely fantastic. If you’re looking for a little ‘island getaway’ while the snow is still melting outside, this will be the perfect distraction.…