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Where Have I Been Lately?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

If things seem a little quiet around Northfield (when the hot rods aren’t there) it may be because we have finally sold our home sweet home. The honors go to Carol Hong of Coldwell Banker. She is a wonderful woman who does a great job and never gave us a moment of concern. We did have to lower our price from what we had hoped, but that’s an old story. We found a great buyer and we are so proud of the deal and how it went down…smooth as melted butter.
I will miss Northfield, but I really love it here in Wabasha so much. The trees, the sky, the river, the space, the no big box stores, and most of all, really, really friendly people.

Last weekend, we visited the Minnesota Maritime Museum of Art. They had a special show on photography and we spend quite a lot of time in the new wing. OMG. There are oil paintings therein from brand names like Georgia O’Keefe, Monet and Picasso. There is an American Illumination painting that brought tears to my eyes, it was so
completely beautiful. You must go there soon. MMMA is a treasure.

Wabasha has it’s Septober fest for six weeks and there’s plenty to do on the weekends, as well as the everyday National Eagle Center. We took a ride on the Segue vehicles last weekend. What a trip!

All the restaurants in town are really good. The prices are right, the people are nice, so keep coming all year round.

Wabasha is the oldest town west of the Mississippi River.

Stay tuned as I occasionally write about tips and stuff I think is neat, even if it isn’t ol’ Northfield.

One of my favorite new food recipes is to make boca burgers taste like a new dish after years of eating them for breakfast several times per week. I add three tato tots with melted cheese on them. Put them in the microwave with the burger, and maybe a few seconds more. Put them on the veggie burger and make a sandwich with light Italian bread, or gluten free tapioca toast. Ketchup if you got it. Enjoy!

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Loco Gringos Cantina is now Silver Star

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Loco Gringos Cantina
50 Pembroke Avenue.
Wabasha, MN 55981
open 11am to 9pm daily

No, I am not taking Spanish classes again, but I did, or we did visit a Mexican restaurant that is about to be my fav of it’s kind.

The decor was really nicely done…like a Mexican interior decorator had done it up with darling benches, a couple of saddles at the bar, tiles all around in a line around what might be the chair line, and each one differently hand painted. Very cool. They also have a bar for drinks and I bet they see quite a few Margaritas and Mojitos being made there!

A young man named Darrel came and told us all about the menu right away. He also brought us some really good salsa and chips…the Cadillac version of what I have been used to eating. No thin, watery soupy salsa here, just thick spicy, flavor filled slightly thick sauce. I put it on everything to follow. :)
Darrel was also very helpful when I told him about my quest to reduce salt intake.

Dh had the Smothered Burrito, with beef, and I ordered the Shredded Pork Carnitas Plate that came with a wonderful bowl of tortilla cheese soup, nice refried beans, not that waxy crap, and spicy light rice with a small lettuce, tomato and hot pepper mound.

LGC also has tv’s, music, live music at times, is handicap accessible and take outs, you can find them on facebook and at

All was delicious and we were too full for dessert. However, the restaurant is just down the hill from us, so we’ll be going there again soon I suspect. In the meantime, if you are coming down to the Taste of Wabasha and Silent Auction at the National Eagle Center on March 5, from 6:30 to 8:30PM, you will likely run across a couple of crazy white people hawking Mexican food delights.

While you are waiting for you order, order up some of my greeting cards…my style is wide and varied and you may order customization for free.

See you there.
Loco Gringos Cantina
50 Pembroke Avenue.
Wabasha, MN 55981

My Other Site

Friday, August 15th, 2008

I cover a lot of territory here, and plan to expand soon. Let me know if you have any thing you’d like to see with family style, and within reason.