Category Archives: Food & Wine

Top Five Reasons Halloween is Awesome

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Not to start a Halloween controversy, but these are the top five reasons why I love Halloween.  Your reasons for enjoying this festival of frights, magic, and possible Celtic rituals, might differ, but this isn’t your blog, so moving on… Candy. Seriously, this is really the main reason I love Halloween as a kid. Of course, now I can buy… Read more »

Coffee addiction enabled

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While at BlogHer13, I won something… a Keurig coffeemaker. All I did was tweet about how I enjoyed the Brew Over Ice tea. They put a giant chunk of ice in a plastic cup, put it under the Keurig and bada bing! Perfect iced tea. I actually went back for seconds… While I have enjoyed using these machines at other… Read more »

Bring on the oompa bands…

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It’s Oktoberfest time and apparently that’s kind of a big deal in the Twin Cities.  I’m inferring that from the amount of Oktoberfest celebrations I’ve heard about on the web.  I think the last time I went to an Oktoberfest, I was about 5 years old. I remember there being quite a bit of peanuts and beer. It was then… Read more »

Minnesota State Fair: Stimulation overload

Nothing can really prepare you for the Minnesota State Fair if you’ve never been to it. It’s not like just any state fair. There is crazy shit everywhere and I’m not even talking about the random people. There was so much to look at that I barely noticed the people. It might be the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” but I was… Read more »

Minnesota State Fair: Preview

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The Minnesota State Fair runs from August 22nd to Labor Day (September 2nd) and since this will be my first real state fair, I’m trying to prepare for my visit. Come on, California, you know our state fair is kind of sad. Regardless, I’m looking forward to the “Great Minnesota Get-together.” Apparently, about 34% of the state goes to this… Read more »

Wine Review: The Naked Grape

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This isn’t your grandma’s box wine. You know why I love boxed wine? Because if I open a bottle of wine, odds are 50% of it will go bad.  I’m the only wine drinker in my household, so it takes me a while to consume a whole bottle.  I hate wasting wine and love getting a good deal. The good… Read more »

I can’t cook: Easy meal idea for two, the baked potato edition

I know it doesn’t sound like a meal, but have you seen the size of the potatoes in the grocery store? They are massive! Paul and I try to keep a couple in the house for those days when we don’t feel like going out, but want to put little effort into cooking. After washing/scrubbing the potatoes, we wrap them… Read more »