What’s New In Wabasha

June 25th, 2013

This is my first ‘What’s New In Wabasha’ where we will weekly post specials, reminders and notices of happenings, sales and services around Wabasha, MN. We cater to Mom and Pop shops. You know, the kind where you get special products and or services with a special smile attached because we are all in this together and some of us are making
it lots easier for some of us to get it together.

This week because it is my first week, second day of even thinking about this blog, I have two places I want to talk about. Cabbage Patch Garden Center and Floral Gift shops are the first. This lovely compound is hidden from the street view but if you stop and park, you will wonder into a wonderland of plants, shrubs, trees, and more. There is a huge wisteria vine growing over a greenhouse that you will not want to miss and every week the view is updated as the last one got sold! We have purchased many plants and other items from Cabbage Patch and couldn’t be happier with the quality and beauty of our purchases. From rose bushes to wind chimes, all lovely things to help our gardens sparkle!

This week, Brian has some special deals to tell be about and as soon as he does, I’ll tell you.
Cabbage Patch Garden Center
917 Hiawatha Dr W
Wabasha, MN 55981
(651) 565-2995

The second place is Flour Mill Pizzeria in Wabasha. This restaurant with attached ice cream and candy parlor like from the olden days is quite a treasure. I have enjoyed the pizza, fresh as it can be, the lasagna, so Italy, chicken pot pie, Marie Calendar, look out, and lovely red pepper side salad, cannot be denied. If you are hungry on a Monday, they are opened. Nice for me because I am always ready to go out and dine on Mondays. Not so much
Tues or Wed when the Flour Mill is closed.

They have great outdoor seating with the Mississippi River about 100 yards away! And you get to see the whole
river view. So beautiful. Come here to eat after the National Eagle Center, or just come here to eat and you will not be sorry, I guarantee it.

Flour Mill Pizzeria
146 Main St W
Wabasha, MN 55981
(651) 560-4170

Sunday Buffet at Bluff View Bar and Grille at Coffee Mill Golf Club, Wabasha, MN

June 23rd, 2013

We finally got a chance to try the new buffet as we were encouraged by neighbors who raved about it.
We decided to go and see for ourselves. Isn’t that interesting? Haha. Okay, really, it was good and it
did have everything you would expect for a breakfast buffet including eggs and omelets made to order.
We especially enjoyed the bacon. It and the light patty sausage were very good. Light on the salt.
They put salt on the table, if you want it, go ahead, but don’t make the rest of us suffer. Nice thick bacon, cooked well, not burnt, not stiff like dead wood board, flexible, tasty, but doesn’t taste like maple syrup, apples or grand momma’s raspberry pie. If you want your bacon tasting like other ingredients, let me leave it
up to you to put both together and I’ll just take the bacon.

There were several types of potatoes, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit of all sorts American, mixed vegetables with rice, chocolate chip cookies, a plate of small cinnamon and other sweet rolls. The only thing I did not see was a plate of cheese, and no fish at all. However, I did not miss theses last two items. After all, it is really just a late breakfast.

I did not speak of the ham, pork, and Eggs Benedict because my stomach is just not that big. Maybe you can try them for yourself. To all the rest, I give an A. Thanks to Craig and June, Chef Jeremy and the Staff for a great gathering of food and service.
SEE; http://coffeemillgolf.com/
The Bluffs @ Coffee Mill is available for private events.
Please contact June Alper for details.
She can be reached at 1 (651) 565-4332 or
by email at junealpergolf@gmail.com

Wanted: Piano and Organ Person

June 17th, 2013

St. Felix in Wabasha, wants a person part time for teaching grammar school
and playing organ in church. St. Felix Catholic Church
117 3rd St. W Wabasha, MN 55981 USA 651-565-3931

Ad with a Purpose

June 6th, 2013

While the thinking behind this is good, the thieves will
ruin it all for everyone within days, I am guessing.

Wabasha Farmers Market Opening Day

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

    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

    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

    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!

    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.

    Ron Paul Homeschool Online Launch

    April 8th, 2013

    http://www.examiner.com/article/ron-paul-launches-his-own-complete-homeschool-online