Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Local Challenge: #1

I know this is only about a week late. I have a good excuse... except, I don't. My sister in law came for a lovely visit, and I've got a serious case of Lazy Bones.

So, here we go-ooooooo!

The Blue Heron Coffeehouse
Winona, MN
Full disclosure, I work here. Nonetheless, it's super great.

We have a 6 ft (or so) wooden fish. The Fish was handmade by a local artist. It's a really bright and colorful space, with amazing food. The coffee is Fair Trade, organic, and roasted in Minnesota. The food is So. Good. The menu changes with whatever fresh, local ingredients are available. It's pretty great. No joke.

(xichuan noodles & heirloom tomato caprese)

I forgot to photograph my lunch before I started eating... and I forgot to photograph my beverage of choice. That day, it was 90-something degrees, so I had a Plum Lemonade. House-made, by the way. Local plums. It is the epitome of refreshment, and the loveliest rose color.
Om nom nom.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Local Challenge.

A blog I read displayed this badge:
visit cute stew

Okay, I'll bite.
The Mister and I are always interested in supporting small and local whenever possible.
I clicked on the button, and read about the challenge.

This is going to be a way for us to get to know the area better. We're good as far as eating local. Most of our groceries come from our local farmer's market, co-op, bakery and on the rare occasion we eat me, a local butcher. I'm well acquainted with a few thrift stores, but I'd sure like to hit up Target less.

Prompt #1 is tomorrow!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Simple Summer Bliss: Root Beer Floats

He + She + rootbeer from the Lakeview Drive Inn + vanilla ice cream = best Independence Day since 1776.