Archive for August 2016

Mankato Brewery – Mankato, MN

Mankato Brewery – Mankato, MN

Earlier this summer, we visited the Mankato Brewery located in beautiful Mankato, MN. Mankato is located 75 miles south of Minneapolis, nestled alongside the Minnesota River, and home to my alma mater, Minnesota State University. In addition to MSU, a few of my other area favorites include; WYSI […]

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Mustard Seed and Yeast

Mustard Seed and Yeast

Incorporating mustard seeds and yeast in a recipe for mustardseedandyeast.com has been on my mind. After some thought and a kitchen experiment or two, Mustard Seed and Yeast (with Greens and Roasted Chicken) delivered what I was visualizing.  It combines familiar favors with some unexpected twists. First […]

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Nehemiah – Week 9

Nehemiah – Week 9

Whenever I come across a long list of Old Testament names, like those found in Nehemiah 11:1-19, my tendency is to skip ahead rather than attempt the impossible. This list of names made me think of our beloved, retired Pastor. On rare occasion, I read the scripture […]

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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

On a recent trip to the St. Paul Farmers Market, I picked up some fresh tomatillos and jalapeños. The first time I broiled tomatillos for salsa verde, I nearly ate the entire batch before it had a chance to cool. Fresh farmers market tomatillos and jalapeños scream […]

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St. Paul Farmers Market Finds

St. Paul Farmers Market Finds

I am a farmers market junkie.  There.  I said it. Before I get to the St. Paul Farmers Market, I have to share with you a photo I took late last week while Dave and I drove through the beautiful countryside of Southeast Minnesota, also known as […]

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Nehemiah – Week 8

Nehemiah – Week 8

In the 10th chapter of Nehemiah, the Israelites moved from confession of sin to a commitment to change.  They made this commitment not only by signing their name but also by sealing it with a binding agreement.  They meant business. Repentance to change can be difficult.  Last week, […]

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Broccoli Slaw with French and Blue Cheese

Broccoli Slaw with French and Blue Cheese

Broccoli Slaw served with French Dressing and Blue Cheese crumbles is a tangy side that can be thrown together in minutes. First up… French Dressing Combine; white wine vinegar, honey, ketchup, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, and Sriracha sauce. Place broccoli slaw into a […]

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Grilled Apple Sauce

Grilled Apple Sauce

A few months ago, I shared this photo of one of our apple trees… And now….. August is the start of apple season in Minnesota and as the tree above shows,  this year, they are plentiful! With 90 degree temperatures and high humidity, I decided to try […]

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Nehemiah – Week 7

Nehemiah – Week 7

Whhhaaat?  “For the joy of Lord is your strength” to confession?  Can we please just end with Celebrate, enjoy choice food and sweet drinks?!  These are the kind of words that speak to my heart…..or so I thought. In the 9th chapter of Nehemiah, the Israelites confess their sins. […]

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Corn Kale Salsa

Corn Kale Salsa

What?  Kale in Corn Salsa?  I had some fresh Kale from the Farmers Market and thought, why not! This time of year, Minnesota sweet corn is in it’s prime.  Fresh cooked corn is just waiting to become something special.  Today, we are having Corn Kale Salsa and […]

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