Category Archives: hiking

Dessert or Breakfast? Rustic Vanilla Crema & Berry Tart with Almond Crust (GF/DF/NS)

On lazy Sunday mornings with the Gent, I’m often guilty of making dessert for breakfast. “Guilty” is perhaps not the best choice of word, however, since this nutritionally dense, gluten and dairy free, protein-packed, low glycemic tart actually makes for … Continue reading

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Due North

Every year since the Midwestern Gentleman and I met, we have taken a late-summer vacation on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota.  We’ve been particularly excited about this year’s trip, because we secured a phenomenally beautiful, hike-in campsite on … Continue reading

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Healthy Holidays: Hiking Camelback Mountain

When the Midwestern Gentleman and I left home on the Winter Solstice, our backyard looked like this, courtesy of “Snowstorm Draco.” After spending the weekend with the Gent’s family in the equally snow-blanketed Twin Cities, we flew to Arizona, where … Continue reading

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Holiday on the North Shore: Two Harbors, MN

Something happens to me when I get as far north as Duluth, MN.  Driving from Iowa, we take 35 N to get to the North Shore, and at Duluth we get our first glimpse of Lake Superior.  The sight of … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

The Midwestern Gentleman and I are off honeymooning on the gorgeous North Shore, which stunned my Yankee sensibilities the first time I visited it.  I’m convinced Lake Superior is one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets (a secret every Midwesterner is … Continue reading

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Weekend in Santa Fe: Part II

The second day of our weekend in Santa Fe was as crazily jam-packed as the first.  After a fortifying brunch of fresh fruit and jalapeno-cheese quiche at the Inn on the Paseo, we started the day with some museum time.  … Continue reading

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A Rainy Weekend (?!) in Santa Fe, NM: Part I

We dodged between the rain drops, so to speak, during our weekend visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  A friendly shop owner informed us that the unusual May cold front and rain had swept into northern New Mexico from Iowa.  … Continue reading

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