Fulton Farmers Market

This is more beets than I ever need to see again.  You might love them!

I love the proliferation of local farmers markets in Minneapolis/St. Paul!  I used to think there were essentially two farmers markets in our area: Minneapolis and St. Paul.  They are both great, and offer a wide variety of fresh produce, honey, cheese, local farm raised meats, and a host of other products.  Neighborhood markets have … Continue reading

Shrimp Skewers & Justin Sauvignon Blanc

Pineapple on the grill - fantastic!

Apparently, someone declared June 21 as Sauvignon Blanc (SB) day.  National SB day?  International SB day?  Facebook SB day?  Who knows?  Anyway, Julie loves Sauvignon Blanc, so we knew we needed to open a bottle and build dinner around it. On a warm summer evening, shrimp skewers seemed like a good idea.  In the summer, … Continue reading

Matello Wine Dinner at Pairings in Minnetonka

The menu and our lineup of Matello Wines

Pairings is a wine shop and bistro in Minnetonka, and they brought Marcus Goodfellow, owner and winemaker at Matello Wines in Oregon, in for a wine dinner this week.  We have enjoyed many dinners at Pairings, and a little research on the web showed us that Matello would be winery we might really enjoy, so … Continue reading

Oysters on the Half Shell!

Incredible combination - Wind Gap James Berry Chardonnay and oysters

I love my job, I really do; but sometimes it interferes with fun.  A few weeks ago, the Minnesota Food Bloggers had an evening event at Sea Change which involved networking with other food bloggers, oysters on the half shell, and learning how to shuck.  I had to host clients for dinner that night, so … Continue reading

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