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  • Confession: until last night, I had never had honest to goodness snow cream. @glennbenglish whipped up a tasty batch with vanilla and nutmeg, and we enjoyed it alongside @oldworldlevain's heavenly frangipane tartlettes with fresh cranberries, orange peel, and cinnamon. Snow-pretty AND tasty.
  • Scattered, smothered, and covered. Snowy day in the cove!
  • We three Englishes do so very much love snow. Forecast to receive between 3-6 inches tonight! @glennbenglish captured Huxley and I taking in the view on his way back to the house after locking up the chickens.
  • Woke up to overnight snowfall, always a treat. Then heard from my neighbor Lynn, a licensed massage & bodywork therapist, that the snow was preventing her from getting in to her clients in town and, as a result, she had an opening in her schedule and could give me a massage. Whenever she travels, I pet-sit her cat Sophie, and in exchange she trades me a massage. Not only is she a seriously stellar masseuse, she also is an aromatherapist, a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner (a kind of Japanese acupressure technique), and is certified in neuromuscular therapy. So when I get a massage from her, I receive this healing trifecta involving scent, body, and spirit. Plus, in all honesty, I feel like this woman is actually imbuing my body with love when she works on me. I left her house feeling light and bright, and nourished. She has offices in Asheville and Johnson City, TN (the home massages are reserved for family and neighbors!). If you're looking for a rich, wonderful, deeply healing massage, please consider Lynn. You can find her information at www.lynnbernatsky.com. || I passed our bamboo grove and its tiny creek on my walk over to Lynn and Steve's; it somehow spoke to me of good things in store.
  • Woke up to this view. Some kind of wonderful!
  • Spotted Quench in the wild today.Always a thrill to see my books out in the big world, and rubbing elbows with friends @thejoyofcooking, no less!
  • Good day to be in western NC. View of Mt.  Pisgah from the top of our road.
  • You will not pass! || Our shorty with his soul sister Raeglan, adventuring in our woods two days ago. @thebriere4
  • Batman Begins. You ought to hear his 4 year-old take on Batman's gravelly, husky whisper.
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  • Yesterday marked the very last photo shoot for my upcoming picnic book. 20 picnics, showcasing all 4 seasons, DONE! Snow, the necessary
  • The cold never bothered me anyway ? Love exploring our woods in the winter.
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Mary Jane’s Farm Food Day

It’s coming up, folks! In just three weeks from today, I’ll be in St. Paul, Minnesota, teaching a class on making, and canning, jam as part of Mary Jane’s Farm Food Day at The Creative Connection Event.

Hope to see some of you there! Hubs and Huxley are coming, too. I’ve never been to Minnesota before, so if any of you have suggestions for places to visit or eat at for the fellas while I’m at the conference, I’d love to hear them!

8 Responses to Mary Jane’s Farm Food Day

  • Anonymous says:

    Birchwood Cafe. Local, organic, delicious.

  • aubree says:

    Punch Pizza–yumm-o!! And totally kid friendly.

  • Anonymous says:

    check out the Good Earth Cafe: http://www.goodearthmn.com/ in nearby Edina …. you won't regret it!

  • sarah says:

    Welcome to St. Paul! Great suggeestions so far… Brasa has a St.Paul and Minneapolis location — family style and kid friendly. It is lovely.
    My son really enjoys the MN Zoo (~25 min from downtown St. Paul). There is so much to do. Farmer's Market on Saturday and Sunday mornings in St. Paul…

  • Anna says:

    I also recommend Brasa — it's close to downtown. The farmer's market is definitely fun to check out. There are some nice lakes in minneapolis with great trails for walking around. Heartland is a really nice restaurant right near the farmer's market in St Paul — they use a lot of local ingredients, pretty upscale but I believe they do weekend brunch… I'm looking forward to the conference, too. I've never been to anything like this before but I'm glad to have the opportunity since it is here in St Paul.

  • Andrea says:

    Como Zoo and the MN Children's Museum are not to be missed kid destinations, even for babies!

  • Anonymous says:

    Welcome to our fair state :) The Happy Gnome is a favorite of my husband and I, located in the Cathedral Hill Neighborhood of St. Paul. It has great food, drinks, and a wonderful patio w/ a big stone fireplace.

  • Devon says:

    Mill City Farmer's Market, tour the Guthrie Theater…for free, and definitely walk around any of the lakes; however, I'm partial Nokomis and the planes flying overhead. Also, if you like beer, drink a Surly. Have fun!