I liked this short article on wine tasting tips;
I liked this short article on wine tasting tips;
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Rant Warning: needs to be said
It has come to my attention more and more and way too much that people refuse to do business with people who do not belong to their political party or who do not hold the same beliefs as one self.
This is outrageous in a democratic nation where diversity is King and charity towards others is Queen. Yes, it is a right that we can do business with whomever we choose and we can pray or not pray with whomever we want. But to punish someone whose goods and services might be used just because on their own time, in their own hearts, they hold ideas with a different angle to yours. I am ashamed to be an American amongst people who use their power like that and how we must appear as such hypocrites to people who are oppressed by their governments, people who we have fought for their freedom, yet we do not give our own neighbors and friends that freedom! OMG, People are forced to decline from choosing a political side so that they may continue in their business, to support themselves and their family without fear, without having to burden our welfare system. What kind of awful oppression is that??? Please stop. Be a real American and not an old world system oppressor. No one is going to join your party when they find out what you are doing to this country and to our status in the world. No one.
With the event of winter and a visit to the emergency room in December, I have not been out. I have had time to think about what I like and what I don’t like about going out. And I have also put more focus on more gourmet eating in our home with the wonderful view. No restaurant I have been to has as good of a view as we have and because I don’t just sit around and stare at it all day, it’s still a very fresh experience. It is always changing and except for the very gray days and most nights, it is a wonderful thing to have in our lives.
I do miss the manicured beauty of Northfield. So many people show their gardening skills for all to see and it really makes a big difference when strolling or biking around town. It is the best town I have ever seen for the garden scenery displayed. Good job, Northfielders!
I miss my old garden and looking forward this time of year to my blooming white lilies, peonies, roses, bridal veil,oak hydrangeas, Japanese Pagoda trees, Smoke Grace Bush, sugar maple, and the lovely arbor vitae that surround the house. I miss the wildflowers and pond very much. Northfield is such a pretty town and St. Olaf’s is a place I miss very much, too, with it’s museum, food venues and lovely grounds, wind chime and buildings and gingko trees.
I miss the stores and restaurants where people seemed happy to see us. Maybe the food wasn’t so great, but the smiles were. Maybe the prices were too high, but you can’t buy a welcoming greeting. We made a few friends there, and those we still have. Thank goodness for them.
One of my blog outlets may be closing down, so be sure you hook up to me directly for the few posts I may have left in me. I will be going out again, this spring, if it ever warms up to 40. I’ll try then. So, take care, thanks for reading my blog, and enjoy the season with a smile.
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Well, it was a very happy Valentine’s Day for me and my sweetheart last Thursday. I have not been out of my house for several weeks now, due to various factors and reasons. So, it was SO good for me to get some take out from the Bluff View Grill. The restaurant has taken on a new chef who seems to know what he is doing. DIdn’t catch his name, but his cooking is El Besto Evero! We didn’t have anything too fancy, but it was done to perfection. I had the almond encrusted walleye with baked potato and relish cream sauce, grilled carrots, peppers, and zuchini with a side salad of baby greens and feta cheese with red onion. And my sweetie had a 14 oz ribeye steak, garlic mashed potatoes, veggies and salad like mine and then we both had the bread pudding with whiskey caramel sauce. All under $50, packed up very nicely. I will go there again, and very soon. Hope to see you there.
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I have not blogged very much lately. But, today, this information was generously given, and I thought it fun, practical and interesting, as I love a good list and a good idea or two within the list.
Today I have had my eyes opened widely by the existence of one grocery item, the pizza. More particularly, the Italian pizza, hand rolled and with real mozzarella cheese that tastes very fresh. Like many Americans, we eat one of those American frozen pizzas once a week or so. They are fast, simple to make, easy clean up and fills the hole when you are busy with other more worldly things. I sometimes make my own pizza from scratch and they are so good, but I am not much of a long term planner and eat when hungry is my game.
But, I do know what fresh tastes like. Although I love George’s and Sammy’s pizza locally, and Arelio’s is my fav long distance. I don’t count Uno’s as a fav, cuz it’s more than pizza by far. I have tried the gluten free versions, crackers with sauce, basically.
But the Italian frozen hand rolled pizza with tomatoes and mozzarella we picked up yesterday would be my choice once a week, every week, if I could get it. It was tender, it was tasty, it seemed like it just came out of my over as for the freshness aspect of it. I could add olives, onions, pepper, and it wouldn’t seem out of place. I would love to see a full blown freezer aisle in any store that carried a product like that. And, yes, I have tried Connie’s, Red Baron, Ultimate, Green Mill, DiGiorno, all of them. Every one. Nothing comes close to my new discovery. Nothing.
My question is, why oh why can’t Amercan companies with all their research and development and years on the job, why can’t they come up with a pizza that doesn’t have to come from over a thousand miles away to make me happy. Really, people, I am not that fussy, but I ain’t a kid anymore, and I’d like to go into the last third of my life as a pizza loving gourmet. If you know anyone in the American food industry, pass this on! Thank you.
There is an historic Anderson House in Wabasha, MN where we had Thanksgiving Dinner this year. I have to say how pleased I am to have eaten there. The turkey was divine. I didn’t even need to gravy it up, which was good for me because I swore off potatoes, rolls, and anything white or carbohydrationized, except stuffing, or dressing, as some call it.
I had ham that was lean and juicy. I had a slice of acorn squash, baked and just really good. The green beans were fresh and in a fresh mushroom sauce, no cans here. I fell in love with the creamy cheesy onion dish which I have never before had. There was homemade cranberry sauce, apple pie and a nice side salad. I like to start with the pie. haha! We had iced tea and met some lovely people and had some great conversations.
The atmosphere is so sweet and historically correct, with some of the staff dressed as early settlers.
I do recommend for people to check this place out, to stay, to visit, to eat on special holidays and Sunday brunch.
There is a handicap access in the rear and the prices are reasonable. The food is really good home made style.
Call ahead for reservations 800-482-8188, or try stopping in as you drive through historic downtown Wabasha.
I have heard that Kurry Kabob on HWY 3, is closing it’s doors this week. Sorry to see them go.
We were planning to visit them soon.