Monthly Archives: June 2016


One of the things I was really looking forward to when we moved to MN was the farm fresh produce available and the eventual garden of my own.
I got my first taste of this fresh bounty on a recent Friday night.  My grandma called to tell me that Sam’s Produce in Arkansaw, WI had strawberries ready for picking for the next few weeks.  Well, that Sunday was Father’s Day and the next weekend we were going to Southern MN for a birthday party so Saturday morning was the only option.  Continue reading Strawberries!


Hello again

Good morning to my family, friends, fans, followers, flunkies, farfegnugens, fishwives, falafels, etc… The past eight months have been very very busy which is my excuse for not keeping up.  You see, in the past eight months, I have moved twice, changed jobs, and changed climates.  I did manage to do one or two posts during this transition, but it was more than I could handle, and the whole thing quite frankly brought a formidable drought to the waters of culinary inspirarion.

This naturally begs the question, why?  Why, Cathy, did you move two times and change jobs and climates in the past eight months?  Well, all of my aforementioned f-words, we finally moved back to Minnesota. We had been away for almost eight years and my husband has wanted to come back since the day we left.  He finally got his wish.  He’s over the moon.  I’m happy too. We’d been in Phoenix for five years and I was ready for a new adventure.  This qualifies. I’m stoked!

I don’t have a recipe for you today, I’m afraid.  I’m still trying to put our new apartment together, I’m now away from the house 11 hours of each day instead of 8.5, and my job is no longer a cakewalk affording me the time and mental capacity to brainstorm/write at work. In short, I’ve got too much to do in not enough time. Luckily for you, I love writing this blog. My posts may be more infrequent than originally intended and may change in style too. Perhaps I’ll write a review from time to time and not just recipes. I now work downtown but live in the suburbs so while 30 – minute and crock pot meals have become my dearest friends, I now get to sample the bounty of the downtown Minneapolis food scene. I don’t know what I’ll share but share I shall. Feel free to send me out on foodie errands. If you happen to know of a place I should check out for lunch in downtown Minneapolis, let me know. I’ll find it, try it, and write about it. I once read about a sausage shop in Portland, Oregon that really intrigued me but have yet to get there to satisfy this hungry curiosity. Well, if you have such a place in Minnesota, tell me and I can scout it for you. Ooh, that sounds like fun…do it. Do it!

I think that’s all I have for you today, but I thank you for your patience with me and I hope you like the direction this blog may take. It’s all part of the adventure!

From my little corner of the world, thanks for reading and happy eating.
Caffeter, the Milkmaid