Archive for May, 2013

Wabasha Farmers Market Opening Day

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Four great vendors came out today, despite the threat of rain and held shop underneath

  • the Bridge in Wabasha. I, for one, was so glad to see them after 7 months of No Farmers
    Market! Oh, dear, how did I make it. I tell you how I made it, I had some things I had
    bought last autumn from the WFM that brought me thru the winter. Relish and salsa,
    cookies and fudge. Flowers and their seeds and so much many good memories of
    live accoustic music and chats and freshly grown local fruits and veggies.

    Today we heard live music from two charming ladies who played American and Irish
    folk music for us. We are always happy to leave them some dollar bills because they
    don’t charge for their tunes and it’s worth a million bucks.
    We also had a nice chat with a couple who sell herb plants and wooden eating spoons,
    hand carved, beautiful and a bit too expensive for us today, as we had a limited budget,
    but I think I am going to try and save my nickels and dimes for at least one. We did get
    some healthy and lovely basil and rosemary plants.

    We also met Sara from Pepin who runs the Wabasha Farmers Market, see
    Sara (715) 442-2488 for her excellent picante or wabashafm@gmail.com for
    details about the Wabasha Farmers Market. They are looking for vendors, too.
    Sara has a lot of good ideas to expland the Farmers Market and we can all
    help by supporting and participating. When it all comes down to it, the
    farmer is are our best of all friends.

    Stumble Inn2, Plainview, MN

    Sunday, May 26th, 2013

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stumble-Inn2-Plainview-Bar-Grill/169720573040293

    We were directed to this Bar and Grill near the Plainview golf course by the Cake, inc people.
    I cannot tell you where it is right now, but if you are in Plainview, anyone will help you out.
    Lots of nice people there.
    Anyway, we had some Stumble Inn Chicken and some Stumble Inn Hamburger both with
    Cheddar cheese, bacon, speical sauce and I had the best cole slaw I ever had, and we
    shared the super perfect French fries. Mmmmgoood. Really good food, and a buffet
    on Friday night with all kinds of fish and good salad stuff, I am told.
    We had iced tea, a little light for my hubby, but a little strong for me. The owner was gone
    that day, but his Mom was there and she is a peach.
    I also loved the atmosphere. We felt like we were sitting right under the big old trees outside
    and it was dark and cool on a summer like day. Check them out and say ‘hi’ for me.

    Cakes, Etc

    Friday, May 24th, 2013

    When you happen to be in Plainview, Mn, in southeastern Minnesota, you’d be very sad to hear that you had
    missed going to this very tiny, very quaint bakery with giant huge flavor and awesome tastiness when it comes
    to their cupcakes, of which I had many.
    We had heard through the grapevine that the cupcakes were quite good so we took a little 15 mile hop off Hwy 61 to Plainview and found this bakery shop right away on Broadway and 3rd Street. You cannot miss it as you drive into
    town because it is the only pink store on that main strip. Like right out of a kid’s book, this shop sticks right out.

    The cupcakes are so good I cannot imagine how they would ever be better. I had the coconut with cherry on top and chocolate cake, I also had the lemon cake and icing with raspberry in the middle and a lemon candy drop atop of lemon icing and raspberry candy coating. The ingredients are top notch and taste as fresh as can be. I also had a brownie, which would be what I could make if I could, and a maple cupcake which was just delish! I also have the nut roll, but no room to eat it a day and a half later. Sorry, you’ll have to see it for yourself.

    I would recommend this shop to the Pope and his mom, it’s so good. They also have tea and coffee.

    Stop by and tell them Bright and Doug sent you. Have a great time and don’t forget some to take home to your favorite people.

    www.awesomecakesetc.com
    Cake, Etc.
    321 W. Broadway
    Plainview MN 55964
    507-313-8687
    sam@awesomecakesetc.com

    Wine Tasting Tips

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

    I liked this short article on wine tasting tips;

    http://www.lovepanky.com/travel-and-health/food-and-recipes/wine-tasting-how-to-taste-wine

    Still Kicking!

    Monday, May 20th, 2013

    Back in my hometown of Chicago, there was this wonderful small in stature woman whose name is
    Lily. I would often see her on the elevator in the apartment building where we both lived. I would
    ask her how she was doing, concerned especially because she was up in age and living alone, and
    she would always reply, “Still kicking!”, and then she would kick her foot up a few inches and smile.
    Right after that she would ask me how I was and compliment me on my earrings or scarf or something.
    Sometimes she would tell me the same earrings I had on the week before were pretty.

    I always thought Lily was a special and wonderful gal. She gave me hope and lifted my grumpy spirits
    on days I thought weren’t worth the effort. But now, after Lily is gone, I do what she did. Thank you,
    Lily. Thank you.