Balsamic & Fig rubbed Chicken & a Beatrice update…

Well it’s been an interesting week here; the previous frigid cold temps have been making me want to eat comfort food everyday and now it appears as though we are plunging back into the deep freeze after a lovely three day hiatus!  I’ve got some oh-my-gosh-they-are-so-cute-I’m-gonna-die pictures and updates of our adorable new family member, Beatrice.  There, I said it.  Now, can we make it … Continue reading Balsamic & Fig rubbed Chicken & a Beatrice update…

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken & my #straycat Beatrice….

The days of January, started slow enough, but as the month wains, the days are seeming to go by quicker & quicker.  I have been up to my elbows in paperwork, getting ready for tax time & trying to get organized.  I love the fresh new year…I love the feeling of a clean slate…I get all fired up to clean out closets, organize drawers & … Continue reading Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken & my #straycat Beatrice….

Bring on 2013…

Well, ready or not, it’s almost here…2013! I have to say, that the past four months or so have been a bumpy ride for me!  With leaving one job (that provided the stability & consistency of a regular paycheck), diving full time into another, the insane level of business brought on by the holidays and all of the events that happened (and didn’t) in our … Continue reading Bring on 2013…

Whew…well that was fun!

Today is 12-21-12 and I am thankful to be alive.  Not just because I woke up today…(Mayan Calendar and all) but because I have survived the past two weeks!  For those of you that don’t know, my “day job” finds me running, the White Bear Gift Basket Company.  As you can imagine, I’ve been busy with holiday basket orders.  And not just busy, but so … Continue reading Whew…well that was fun!

Notes from the North Shore…

One of my favorite places on Earth is northern Minnesota.  From the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, up the coast to the border of Canada.  This summer, we decided to take the kids up a little farther than we’ve traveled with them in the past, to Grand Marais, MN.  Our plan, was to kick around Grand Marais for the day, then head south a … Continue reading Notes from the North Shore…

An apology and “Celebrity” judging at the Uptown Art Fair…

Okay friends, I gotta say, I have completely gone off the rails…food-blogging wise.  My last post was at the end of August and the calendar page just flipped to the beginning of November.  I am so sorry!  I owe you three new Beer for a Year blog posts, a post about our first family camping trip & this post!  I have no excuse other than … Continue reading An apology and “Celebrity” judging at the Uptown Art Fair…

Beer for a Year, month seven…

Rhubarb Beer Jam & dinner…… Hey beer lovers!  This months beer is Summit Sága IPA described by Summit as a beer with “Epic hop character”.  I love anything that is referred to as “epic”!  Usually I am not a fan of big hoppy beers, but this one is so clean & bright & fresh, that the first sip I had, I knew I liked it!  Further description … Continue reading Beer for a Year, month seven…

Chronicles of a crazy 20 days!

Wow, it’s been a CRAZY month so far and it’s only the 20th of June!  I constantly complain about the months of May & June, as every year, they completely derail me with field trips, the end of school, parties etc.  This year, I threw in a couple extra new events, just to challenge my strength…or because I am crazy.  I know the days have … Continue reading Chronicles of a crazy 20 days!