Date Night With Jeff

six senses saturday

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seeing :: this pretty little teapot that my friend Ann (from Sumptuous Spoonfuls) sent me for my birthday! I love it. It pours a fine cuppa, and makes an adorable vase for my garden flowers. I love it! smelling :: homemade pie baking in the oven, rain falling, marigolds and pansies feeling :: fresh pie…

carrot cheddar curry tea sandwiches

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~ carrot cheddar curry tea sandwiches ~ Today I made some of our favorite tea sandwiches for teatime. Carrot cheddar curry. We made these little sammies at both of the tearooms where I was employed, and everyone loved them! The mincemeat is my addition, and I think it makes these sandwiches even more wonderful. If…

tuscan vineyard sausage & grape bruschetta

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~ tuscan vineyard sausage & grape bruschetta ~ A new twist on bruschetta! We love the classic bruschetta and artichoke bruschetta recipes too…and caprese…and easy breezy caprese…and almost all types of mushroom crostini….but this is something really different for you to try. Perfect for a romantic wine lunch or girlfriends lunch, or as a wine…

six senses saturday

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smelling :: the sweet scent of flowering trees and shrubs on McSorley Street as we walked downtown for dessert and cocktails for our date night last evening. seeing :: the warm glow of the Red Wing street lights, the historic St. James Hotel, and a quick peek at the new Red Wing River Bend Coop,…

six senses saturday

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feeling :: newly felted wool sweaters for mitten making tasting :: rotisserie chicken tacos smelling :: Jeff’s crafish bisque simmering on the stove hearing :: Ray Lamontagne sing THIS, THIS and THIS seeing :: big mooshy kitty snoozing on big mooshy comforter and the gorgeous, fabulous, can’t get enough of it… COCO before Chanel knowing…

quilting and dinner with clare

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Here are some scenes from the last creativity evening with my friend Clare. I decided on the pattern I want to use for my wooly quilt and started cutting the pieces out on Tuesday. Very excited about this project! This weekend I’ll be felting a bunch of wool sweaters and making some felted mittens and…

six senses… (ahem) sunday

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tasting :: some of the best pizza we’ve ever eaten at the Nelson Creamery. I had the Mediterranean, Jeff and Gracie had the pepperoni. Thin, crunchy, perfect crust, Nelson Creamery cheese…just enough tangy tomato sauce. OH MY!…and for dessert…rum cherry ice cream! also…wonderful vino at the Creamery and Kate & Gracie’s in Alma. smelling ::…

nelson creamery

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Today we took a leisurely Sunday drive over the bridge into Wisconsin. The Great River Road meanders along the Mississippi river and Lake Pepin through these sweet, quaint villages that remind me of vacations we’ve taken to Door County Wisconsin and Cape Cod Massachusetts. These are places we visit over and over again and they…

valentine traditions & time capsule

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My hubby is a romantic, no doubt about it. I love this idea he came up with as part of my Valentine’s gift back in 2001. We had been married for 6 years at that point, and were spending our second Valentine’s day in our Victorian cottage here in Red Wing Minnesota. I love the…

six senses saturday

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seeing :: these photos from my date with Jeff  “in the night kitchen.” We had so much fun sipping wine, listening to music and making pasta! hearing :: still listening to Florence + The Machine (the new MP3 download of Ceremonials…and THIS SONG, from Between Two Lungs, which I am hopelessly in love with.) some…