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Backyard CSA

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2009 at 9:20 am

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We were at a neighborhood party hosted by our friends Will & Nancy a couple weeks ago. I learned 2 things that evening: 1) Will makes the best drinks on the block, I swear he could win a blue ribbon at the State Fair for his Tequilla Mockingbird; and 2) Nancy has a killer garden, by far the best on the block and maybe in all of Hennepin County.

As Nancy led a couple of us gawking neighbors around rows of luscious arugula and snap peas, she taught me a term I’d never heard before; Backyard CSA. Read the rest of this entry »


Pasta with Peppers and Mozzarella

In Recipes on July 23, 2009 at 12:14 am


My mom’s family got together this last weekend for a summer picnic. Unfortunately, the baby decided to stay awake the entire night before, so we weren’t able to drive the 2 hours to take part. Luckily, my mom has given me the full download of who was there, what cute & funny things the kids did, and most importantly, what food everyone brought.

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To Work Out or Not to Work Out?

In Exercise on July 14, 2009 at 10:32 am


Last night I made my 4th trip to the YMCA. I bought a summer membership about a month ago, and am happy to report that my ‘per workout’ cost is now under $50. It’s sad, but what is a busy guy to do? A local Minneapolis guy I met a few months ago, Sheff Otis, has a unique answer. When this dad of 7 wasn’t able to make it to the gym anymore, he created the “Dadiator Workout“. Read the rest of this entry »

Homemade Irish Cream

In Recipes on July 13, 2009 at 12:21 am


Sometimes, a guy just needs to take the edge off after a long day of work, or dealing with the wife & kids. For this reason, I always have bottle of Irish Cream in the fridge. For the past  years, St. Brendan’s has been my choice, mostly because it’s made in Derry (where I lived for a short time), but also because it’s a few bucks cheaper than Bailey’s.

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