Visiting Red Wing

a six senses post

seeing ~ beautiful, fresh flowers growing all over Red Wing, spilling from the many gardens and hanging baskets that adorn our pretty town…lovely stalls of baked goods, flowers, jams, jellies, pickles, and other delights at the Red Wing Farmer’s Market…best friends…THIS BOOK…antiques and thrift store finds…ferns, herbs, lilies and hostas flourishing after all of the…

orzo picnic salad

My birthday week. I can’t remember a birthday week that was ever so rainy, but I’ve been making the best of it. My friends have been bringing me food gifts (which I love), morels and rhubarb and fresh-caught-right-out-of-the-Cannon-river trout! We piled those yummy, buttery morels on toast, baked the rhubarb into crisps and cakes, and…

scenes from the last week

Jeff made awesome crispy chicken salads for dinner a day to myself : candles THIS MOVIE, needlework, iced tea, and garlic bread pizza lilacs blooming all over Red Wing…. we’re planting 8 lilac bushes this year! Gracie sporting her new “Moustache Shades.” while sipping tea… the “incredibly disappearing” strawberry rhubarb crisp… thanks for the rhubarb,…

easter 2013

coloring easter eggs the easter table ~ easter dinner + breakfast babka grandgirls after-dinner stroll Happy Easter, Lovelies! Hope yours was beautiful. XO, M

red wing brewery

This past weekend we visited a new Red Wing establishment, the Red Wing Brewery. I love the feel of the place, very cozy, yet open and airy with lots of natural light. They offer a great lunch menu that’s always evolving. When we visited, Jeff and I shared a turkey sandwich with provolone served on…

scenes from thanksgiving 2012

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Chloe Blanket Jimmy’s Pub at the top of the St. James Hotel ice sculpture Caesar Salad pickled vegetables and marinated olives Cranberry Apple Salad Grilled Asparagus with Fresh Parmesan Candied Yams Mashed Potatoes Green Bean Casserole Acorn Squash Butternut Squash Ravioli with Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Assorted Cheeses fruit the dessert…

a six senses post ~ scenes from the past week

feeling ~ happy to have the time to make a special tea lunch for the people I love hearing ~ The new album by Mumford & Sons (Babel)…completely wonderful, mesmerizing music. …and the sound of steamboat calliopes serenading us  from their port in Levee Park downtown Red Wing. seeing ~ leaves turning shades of lemony…

a six senses post ~ scenes from the past couple weeks

tasting: more tomato jam on a blufftop picnic with my friend Clare… watermelon rind pickles minnesota montrachet with the aforementioned tomato jam… wine… and at the Cheesecake Factory with Jeff and Gracie… ahi carpaccio baja fish tacos pepperoni pizza fish ‘n chips mai tai… Reese’s Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake! more wine and Dove raspberry & dark…

organic whole lemonade

I took a day to relax and it was awesome. Exactly what I needed to recharge. I got up early, and read my favorite blogs while I sipped a yummy mug of  Grand Keemun tea  with honey and milk, took a stroll downtown Red Wing and did some antique/thrift store shopping where I found some…