sesame seared ahi tuna


We’re still having fun celebrating our 19th Wedding anniversary! I woke up to a huge bouquet of fresh pink and purple Alstroemaria flowers, French press coffee, and our favorite bagels and lox breakfast. We want to cook something slightly fancy, delicious and healthy for dinner tonight and we’re thinking this sesame-seared ahi tuna with sushi…

red quinoa tabbouleh salad


I’ve always been a fan of tabbouleh, and now that I have this little recipe in my bag of tricks, I make it all the time. It’s much healthier and lighter than the bulgur wheat version, and I honestly think it tastes better too! Quinoa is a wonderful substitute for bulgur, rice and cous cous.…

scenes from the past week


  An early morning photo shoot in my beloved Red Wing Minnesota, brisk autumn walks, a good book and a cuppa next to a warm fire, a road trip with my friend Nancy: breakfast at the adorable Homemade Cafe in Pepin Wisconsin (We had the yummy blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup, cheesy hashbrowns, bacon,…

caramel apple oatmeal cookies


We’ve been out and about today, having so much fun celebrating our anniversary. I just got a few free minutes, so I decided to check in and quickly share this recipe that has you all so excited! I’ve been getting requests for it ever since I shared the photos a couple days ago on my…

apple jack crostini


Yay! Friday’s here again. My favorite day of the week because I love the anticipation of the weekend, and we always do something a little special for Friday night appetizers on the deck. In the autumn it’s especially fun when we head out back, bundled in sweaters, vino in hand, and sit next to a…