The other day I had a few minutes to kill before an appointment, and I was close to my favorite second hand store so I popped in to look around. In the housewares section, I came upon a mini donut maker unopened, in its original box and packaging. It was only $8 so I decided … Continue reading Homemade Mini Donuts are Heavenly
I came up to our lakehouse for a few days of rest and a break from the busyness with my husband's aunt. Our first day was full of food and drinks and fresh air - a winning combination for good spirits! We started our day at one of my alltime favorite breakfast joints. It's a … Continue reading Shirley’s In the Woods Cafe
I have always been a dill pickle kind of girl but this summer I've experimented with a couple different pickle recipes that caught my eye. I tried out my great grandma's bread and butter pickles, which turned out amazing. Who knew I could like a sweet pickle too?! Then later in the summer, I made … Continue reading Our New Favorite Pickles
We are all set up and ready for the day here at the New Richmond RiverArts Festival on Front Street along the river. We will be here until 6pm. Come on out to see us and all the beautiful art. Fingers crossed the rain will hold off!
I spent a lovely morning at Gorman Heritage Farm with my brother and sister-in-law and their two children. Gorman has a unique kind of fall festival that centers around an enormous field of sunflowers. You walk out to the field and they give you a pair of shears and a bag. You can cut your sunflowers … Continue reading Sunflower Festival
Come see me this Sunday at the RiverArts festival in downtown New Richmond. It's right on the river and sounds like it'll be a day full of art, food and music. I will have all my usual goods: fresh baked bread, lots of different canned goods, handmade cards, tshirts and more!
It is hard to believe it was three whole years ago yesterday that my mom left this earth. We gathered as a family - me, my husband, my dad, brother, sister-in-law and their kids - at her grave. I made us mom's carrot cake muffins to eat together. As little Bailey stuffed a big bite … Continue reading Visiting Mom
This morning is the best of both worlds. I came out on the front porch with my breakfast - homemade bread topped with cheese, bacon and some of my final luscious Black Krim tomatoes - only to have to go back inside for a blanket. I can see my breath! I love the crispness of … Continue reading Feels like Fall
I'm finally nearing the end of my huge harvest of pears but found one more recipe I wanted to try: Pears in Red Wine. This one comes from my favorite canning cookbook: Canning for a New Generation by Liana Krissoff. To begin, I set my canning pot on the stove to boil and sanitized my … Continue reading Pears in Red Wine
Last Sunday at family dinner, my little nephew Landen had his first mobile experience with chickens. He's just beginning to get stable enough on his feet to walk in the yard by himself. My brother brought him out to the chicken coop to see what he'd do. He got out in front of the workshop … Continue reading Another tiny farmer in the making