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I’ve posted about Bewiched before, specifically their soups. I’m just glad I work nearby (about 100 feet nearby) so I can always swing through for a cup. or a bowl. Or a quart. Or maybe two. Yum. This was perfect. Go there, quick, before they run out.


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Well, I promised. And a promise is a promise. So here goes.

I’m changing things up. This blog, The Write Ingredients, is going back to it’s roots. It’s going back to Food. All about eating food, and cooking food, and exploring ingredients, local (and not-so-local) goodies, and chocolate. Because you have to have chocolate.

But, but, you say. But what about all the sewing and drawing and art fairs and all that stuff? Well, that’s moving to a new home. (This is where the drumroll comes in…). I’d like to introduce you to…

It’s my new blog which will host my creative endeavors, including paper goods, sewing fun, design (graphic and otherwise) and my dreams. I’m still working on the details, and the Etsy shop, but it’s all coming soon. (Like next week if I can get my %$$^ together).

So hang tight, add it to your reader, and I’ll see you after the 4th. Happy Celebrating!

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Last summer I went to the Kingfield Farmer’s Market on a whim. I had heard it was cute and neighborhoody (is that a word?) and had some cool stuff. And it was. Whoever told me was right. I remember weaving my monstrous stroller through the tiny aisles and checking out the local mushrooms and beautiful jams and handmade purses. I also remember being hungry. (I was still nursing, I was always hungry.) I maneuvered my way to the back corner where I saw a trailer selling some food. At the time I had no idea that is was the famous Chef Shack or that the 1000 Hills hot dog I would soon be consuming would be the Best. Hot. Dog. I’d. Ever. Had. Whew. It was good. I smothered it in Bacon Ketchup (yep, bacon ketchup) and some spicy peppers and ate it while pushing the behemoth stroller with one greasy hand. It was good. Really good. So imagine my excitement when I heard that the Chef Shack will be coming to a corner near me on a regular basis!

Follow this link to read about it in the Star Tribune, or “Like” them on Facebook. I”m sure they’ll like that.

And just to confuse you, the photo above is of the hot dog I enjoyed a the Twins game a few weeks back. It was NOT from the Chef Shack or from 1000 Hills, but it was good. And proof that I enjoy a good hot dog every now and again. And again.

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Remember this fabulous bird necklace I found a few weeks back at Ruche? They’re latest Look Book just came out, loaded with beautiful photography and clothes. I love how dreaming and feminine the clothes are. And as a designer, I love the white space in the layouts. One warning, keep your credit cards out of reach when you scroll through the pages.

Jen and I are hitting the town heading to MCBA’s 25th Anniversary Party and to Corazon’s 5th Anniversary tonight. Join us!

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I had to get out of the office the other day, so I ran over to Surdyks, grabbed a tasty Turkey, Brie and Pepperocini sandwich, a side of Beets and a natural soda. But instead of heading straight back to the office like I usually do, I took a right turn halfway across the Hennepin Avenue bridge and found a picnic table near the Nicollet Island Pavilion. What a view. The sandwich wasn’t too bad either…

If anyone ever wants to join me, grab a sandwich, send me a text, and find me along the river. Summer is short here, let’s get outside.

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We made it over to the St. Paul Farmer’s Market this weekend along with nearly every other person who lives in the Twin Cities. It was so crowded, we could barely get our little tiny stroller through the crowds. (We had considereing bringing the backpack carrier, but figured it wouldn’t be THAT crowded. It was.) Maybe it was all of the wagons being dragged through the crowd, really? You need that huge wagon for a three aisle wide market? I love seeing the community support our local farmers, but it’s frustrating when we’re trying to actually buy some groceries!

Anyway, enough ranting. We loaded up on fresh and local rhubarb, asparagus, broccoli, eggs and chicken. I can’t wait to try to make the asparagus we had in New York, and to make some rhubarb muffins. If you have a recipe I should try please let me know, I’m having a hard time finding a reliable one online.

If you’ve never been to the St. Paul Farmer’s Market you really should go. All the vendors and products are local. And there is so much more than just produce! There’s Bison, Cave-aged cheese, Handmade Soap, Fresh Egg Rolls, Plants, Herbs, Handmade Sweaters, Bags, Fresh Bread, I could go on. Just make sure you don’t bring your big, huge wagon.

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My Clematis

I planted a Clematis a few years ago. And then another the following summer. And then another last summer. Nothing ever bloomed, and rarely did they even grow. I just don’t get enough sun in my yard for flowers. And since they can’t be eaten, I never really cared that much.

And then a few days ago I was walking through the yard and I saw this. Beautiful white flowers. And they’re huge. And did I say they’re beautiful? And I realized that finally my Clematis came back. And I’m so pleased. I spent a few minutes leading it’s greedy little fingers up the trellis. Suddenly I care about flowers. Quite a bit.

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