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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
On Week 6 of the Elimination Diet, I decided to add nightshades back onto the menu so our long weekend in Kansas City, MO, wouldn’t be quite so difficult to negotiate culinarily. I was still avoiding gluten, dairy, and corn … Continue reading
Hey, gang. You may have noticed my blogging schedule has been a bit off lately. There have been a lot of changes happening in my kitchen, and more recipes failing to thrill than I’ve experienced in many years of cooking. … Continue reading
For my day job as a book and paper conservator, I recently attended a weekend-long continuing education workshop at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation in Mt. Carroll, IL. The program’s director encouraged workshop participants to join her for dinner … Continue reading
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
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
Ever since our trip to Santa Fe in May, the Midwestern Gentleman and I have been dreaming of cold raspberry soup. Since we had perused the menu online before dining at The Shed, our tastebuds were primed for this enticing … Continue reading
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
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