Date Night With Jeff

Date Day with Jeff~Breakfast & Coffee at Caribou

So, how many of you have tried the new breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal at Caribou? We got around to trying these breakfast offerings this past week on a date day outing, and thought they were pretty darn good. We both tried the Chicken Apple Sausage Daybreaker… Chicken Apple Sausage Daybreaker: Apple-seasoned chicken sausage and eggs…

Roast Goose with Prune & Foie Gras Stuffing

I’ve decided to concentrate more on cooking and sharing healthy recipes with you this year and every once in awhile featuring a decadent recipe. We still plan on making lots of “Julia” creations, but will be balancing the buttery recipes with sprouty ones πŸ˜‰ Jeff and I made this roast goose on New Year’s Eve…

Welcoming the New Year

Jeff and I are busy cooking from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking this evening. We’re sipping good wine and making roast goose with a prune and foie gras stuffing…and doing a lot of laughing and reminiscing. We’re looking forward to the new year. This will be the beginning of the 12th year…

Relaxing Ritual~ Reading to Each Other

We all know the many benefits of reading to our children before they can read to themselves. Once they do start reading, it’s still fun to read bedtime stories together and sometimes enjoy a longer book like Harry Potter, Little House in the Big Woods, Anne of Green Gables or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.…

Current Crush~ All Things Julia Child

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…

Date Night~ Sarah’s Restaurant Red Wing

Tonight we went to Sarah’s Restaurant (formerly The Norton’s) for a fabulous dinner. We enjoyed relaxing, live guitar music… the bar Before dinner drinks…Manhattans New French Bakery Baguette Winter Salad… chopped greens with caramelized onions, Nueske’s bacon, sliced pears and goat cheese dressing Saigon Sub… Black Forest ham, smoked pate, cilantro, jalapeno, purple onion, julienne…

15 Years

“There is no greater risk than matrimony. But, there is nothing happier than a happy marriage.” Benjamin Disraeli 1870 (in a letter to Queen Victoria’s daughter Louise, congratulating her on her engagement) This past Saturday Jeff and I hosted an intimate anniversary party at one of our favorite places. A gorgeous building called The Sanctuary.…

Grape Harvest

“Wine is bottled poetry.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson Today we spent most of the day harvesting grapes with our friends the Falconers. They own and operate a beautiful winery and vineyard here in Red Wing. It’s located in an ideal spot for producing grapes that yield some of the yummiest andΒ  most unique wines we’ve ever…