restaurant review

Lake City’s Wisteria Twig Tearoom

“On Saturday afternoons they explored. They found their own tea shop with their own table–their own streets.” Katherine Mansfield Today my friends Bonnie, Nancy and I went to tea in Lake City. Rita Dassner, proprietor of The Nest Antique & Vintage gift shop in Lake City, has opened a little tea room in the back…

girls’ day out

Today Nancy and I hit the open road…bound for Cannon Falls! The Old Market Deli for lunch what a cute place! I had the Mediterranean Sammy on sourdough with coleslaw, kettle chips and a pink grapefruit IZZE pretty flowers on the table in November is impressive 😉 Peace Coffee…mmmmmm After lunch we went treasure hunting,…

Coffee By The Bay

Yesterday my friend Nancy and I took a short road trip to Bay City Wisconsin. We decided to have lunch at a sweet coffee shop my friend Jana and I discovered a few weeks ago. Coffee By The Bay The proprietor, Laurie Andrews, has opened a great little place! We enjoyed chicken salad and cranberry…

Cannon Falls

A friend of mine told me about a quaint little restaurant in Cannon Falls called “The Old Market Deli.” A couple weeks ago Jeff, Gracie and I decided to take a little road trip and have lunch there. It turned out to be a wonderful little place! I love the cute little store front. Flowers…

Stone Barn Pizza – Nelson Wisconsin

Today we visited a fantastic open air pizza restaurant in Nelson Wisconsin called the Stone Barn. The drive from Red wing was beautiful. We love Wisconsin’s Great River Road. The stone barn was built in 1896. Set in the Mississippi river valley and surrounded by sweeping farmland and bluffs. We had the “Supreme” pizza from…

ice cream for lunch

“Ice cream cravings are not to be taken lightly.”  ~Betsy Cañas Garmon Today… We went to Hallstrom’s Ice Cream Parlor for lunch Gracie had the Brownie Cascade and I had the Mint Chocolate Avalanche The best ice cream in town! We sat by the fountain downtown and admired the gorgeous flower baskets and listened to…

Staycation-Day 5

Today we… Went to Bev’s Cafe for breakfast (The oldest restaurant in Red Wing!) Played at the park Went to Caribou for lunch and coffee and listened to trains go by while we read and wrote and I downloaded this free Steampunk cookbook to my Kindle! so many new, funky recipes to try! Can’t wait…

Celebrating Father’s Day

“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”  ~Bill Cosby The day started out quiet. I caught up on a little reading and writing while husband and daughter slept in. Husband got up first and I wished him a happy Father’s Day.  We sipped China Rosepetal tea while we made breakfast together. Fried…

An Evening Out With Jeff and Grace

So far it’s been a great weekend. My older daughter, Andrea is out of town this weekend so Jeff and I took Gracie on ‘date night’ with us. We started out at the new and improved Red Wing Cinema 8 to catch a matinee of The Karate Kid starring Jayden Smith and Jackie Chan. I…