Category Archives: food

SNEAK PREVIEW

  I have been scanning the yard for true signs of Spring after my Robin Redbreast discovery. The grass is greening more each day and a true “leafing out” of trees and shrubs, it seems, would seal the promise for … Continue reading

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SOMEPLACE SAFE

  Yesterday I attended a Ladies Tea. Above all it was a visual delight, each table a riot of someone’s fantasy. Thirty five themes. Cacophonous, gorgeous, silly, whimsical, enchanting.  You name it. Not to mention fun. And yummy. Best of … Continue reading

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WINTER LAMENTATIONS

  Yikes!  My faded, Costco, comfort, Gloria Vanderbilt jeans are cutting into my mid section.  Tight.  And I don’t think it can be  attributed to the new Cuddle Puff under-things for they are huggy and teensy and, if anything, hold … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC OF NOELLE

  When my daughter, Noelle, prepared to visit us in Minnesota this year, she looked forward to her first white Christmas.  First on her ordering agenda – snow boots!  Followed by long undies, cushy socks, gloves, and a wool kitty … Continue reading

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THE INHERITORS

Last weekend my cousin Debbie and I got a lefsa lesson from Aunt Lil.  It may be hard to fathom for those not of Norwegian descent, but lefsa is highly prized and desirable as part of the Scandinavian cuisine.  It’s … Continue reading

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COMESTIBLES

It isn’t just the weather.  It isn’t just the terrain. It might encompass to a degree the indigenous cultures, but there definitely is a world of difference in what we have and have-not at our Fergus Falls Grocery venue.  It’s … Continue reading

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MOVING RIGHT ALONG

The “living room” is finally a proper and comfy gathering spot, ready and waiting for company.  We officially initiated it this past week with Laura and John who stayed for dinner in the half-finished dining room (to be revealed at … Continue reading

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THANKS

Life in the northern prairie is good.  We spent Thanksgiving with family in my grandparent’s house in Hickson, North Dakota.  It was traditional in most  respects (green bean casserole and marsh-mellowed yams notwithstanding) with the added Norwegian touch of  homemade … Continue reading

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FROZEN STORM!

  I’ve just this week been really reaping my tomato harvest at last.  The bushes are loaded and every day I bring in heaping bowls of Big Beef, Golden Jubilee and especially that good little trouper, Juliet.  Finally!  We even … Continue reading

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IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

As we remodel this old house on Mt. Faith and uncover bits of construction quality made “when quality was popular”, and also unearth traces of tacky, second-rate add-ons, it makes me think of the saying –  “Excellence is doing ordinary … Continue reading

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