Crockpot Coconut Vegetable Curry

I apologize for the blurry, unflattering photos below. Our new camera should arrive next week, so I will be using my iPhone less for food pics. Even if I did have the DSLR at my disposal, it’s difficult to take an appetizing photo of curry – the reddish pink sauce makes most veggies look brown, which is simply unappetizing! — I very recently became acquainted with the amazingness that is Indian food. It all started last summer when... Read More

Snapshots from Orange Beach

We spent last week on vacation in Orange Beach, Alabama with my mother and father-in-law, who are snowbirds and spend the three coldest, most wintery months on the much warmer beaches of Alabama. The week started out a little rough. Traveling with two small children is kind of crazy. Although, we refuse to let having small kids deter us from traveling. We have flown several times since Matthew was born and consider ourselves seasoned veterans when... Read More

A Spot of Sun

We have had the most glorious weather here in Minnesota! I know that many of you have also been blessed with a mild January. I feel like with Matthew’s afternoon nap and our busy schedule that we have not been able to fully enjoy the weather. However, knowing that the blessing could be over at any moment, this week Matthew and I were determined to make the most out of it while it lasts! Yesterday we ventured to the Wood Lake Nature Center for... Read More

Wordless Wednesday: Lunch Date

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Wise Acre

Last night Matthew, Allan and I dined at the Wise Acre Eatery, a newly opened farm to table restaurant near our house owned by Tangletown Gardens. The vibe was sheik, eclectic and sophisticated… right up our alley. They had a beautiful outdoor seating area; however, it was a bit humid for Matthew, so we sat inside. Wise Acre offers table service in the dinning room and outside, bar service inside or outdoor pick-up windows for box lunch... Read More

Open Streets and a Bran Breakfast Bake

Saturday afternoon I had a major craving for a bran muffin. Not just any bran muffin, but a Breadsmith bran muffin… my absolute favorite! So, I decided to conjure up a recipe for a healthy and lovely bran breakfast bake. Folks, you need to drop what you are doing and immediately throw one of these in the oven and top it with rhubarb-strawberry sauce… Yesterday, this is how our morning began. Phenomenal! This was so good that I made another... Read More

Dandelion Food Truck

Friday, on our anniversary, Allan invited Matthew and me on an impromptu lunch date to the Dandelion Kitchen food truck. So, Matthew and I took the light rail downtown. Matthew and I have heard a lot about the Dandelion Kitchen and were very excited to enjoy their lunch. From their website, Dandelion Kitchen is a Minneapolis-based gourmet food truck that focuses on bringing creative, hand-crafted dishes that highlight the bounty of the midwest.... Read More

In Season

As you know, Allan and I visited the restaurant, In Season for the first time on Friday night. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this restaurant (reservations strongly recommended). I forgot the DSLR at home and contemplated not showing you these less than stellar iPhone photos; however, we had such an amazing experience and I really wanted to share it with you. It has been well over 18 months since we have ordered a bottle of wine... Read More