• JJ's Caprese Salad

    Caprese Salad: JJ's Coffee + Wine Bistro, Eden Prairie

  • Shop Baby

    SHOP BABY: #PHLSHOP #SHOPSMALL

  • Ordway Christmas Story

    Ordway's Christmas Story, The Musical - Nov 29  to Dec 28, 2014

  • JJ's Honey Pecan Pork Chops

    Honey Pecan Pork Chops at JJ's Coffee + Wine Bistro: Eden Prairie

  • Sailer's Red Ornaments

    Sailer's Red Ornaments, Eden Prairie 

  • First Snow Nov 2014

    First Snowfall November 2014

  • Sailer's Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays from Sailer's Greenhouse, Shakopee MN

  • Fireplace

    Time to Chop Wood: Green Acres, Eden Prairie, MN

  • Tis the Season

    Tis the Season: Spruce Wreaths at Sailer's, Shakopee, MN

  • Journey Throws

    The PLAIDS ARE HERE: Meet Johnny, Jameson, & Jack: Journey's New Sherpa Fleece Throws 

    #PHLSHOP

  • Happy Holidays Sailer's Greenhouse

    Happy Holidays, Sailer's Greenhouse

  • GRINCH

    CTC: Children's Theater Company Production of the GRINCH to Jan 4, 2015

  • Wrangle Wrap Hooded Blankets

    They're Back: Wrangle Wrap Hooded Blankets: CHEETAH, ZEBRA, FAWN, TIGER, SNOW LEOPARD #PHLSHOP

 

 

Minnesota Food...

 

 JJ's Coffee + Wine Bistro

JJ's makes the perfect first impression: cozy niche banquettes, pub tables with leather chairs, bar seating, outdoor-indoor, and a brick and stone fireplace that greets you at the door. With great service and a top-notch menu, JJ's goes a step further by specializing in custom drinks, six terrific microbrews on tap and its own line of coffees. JJ's is open Monday through Friday from 6am to 10pm and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 1pm.

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Remarkable Women...

 

Joan Howe-Pullis  

Joan Howe-Pullis is running in 48B for Minnesota House of Representatives. If you've had the opportunity to meet Joan, you would probably feel like most people, she is engaging, honest, and a great listener, rare qualities in politics today. Joan agreed to share some of her insights and personal thoughts about what people really care about. Joan says when you meet people at their front-door, conversations get started, and she listens and learns so much from everyone she meets. More about Joan and her campaign...

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Minnesota Communities...

 

Sherry Butcher Wickstrom

The third Q & A in a series of interviews with Eden Prairie Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens and council women Kathy Nelson and Sherry Butcher Wickstrom. #PHL had the opportunity to meet with each to talk about the state-of-the-city and the upcoming November election. Sherry is serving her fourth four year term as an Eden Prairie council woman. She has also served on the Advisory Board to the Hennepin South Services Collaborative, the Eden Prairie Foundation, the Board of Directors for the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust and the Committee for Democratic Governance for the National League of Cities.

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Home and Garden...

 

Crock-in-the-Pot

It's no crock! About 15,000 years ago hunter gatherers caught on to cooking in a pot, which allowed them to process and consume food in a totally different way. The wayfaring lifestyle, foraging for sustenance, would have made it a real back breaker to trek thousands of miles with additional trappings – so cook ware would not have made the odyssey in search of food. Climate change is attributed to altering the nomadic lifestyle, changing the way food was collected, cultivated and prepared. Enter the prehistoric pot, forerunner to the vessel, the receptacle, the saucepan, the crock..

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Places to Go...

 

Squash Blossom Farm, Oronoco, MN

Susan Waughtal is a farmer. Not just in the sense of how we've always regarded farm women as stewards of land, food makers, yes, she is all those things, but with a more enlightened sense and sensibility. This is not just because she understands and practices the new farming of sustainability, ecology, and creative entrepreneurship, but because she brings a multi-dimensionality to farming that is deeply personal, the sum total of her life experiences, including the understanding that to own and run a farm today is as much about social engagement as it is about small agri-business.

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Minnesota Politics...

 

Out-state Strategy

On the heels of a state-wide balanced budget, surplus and job increases, out-state Minnesotans wanted property tax relief, broadband expansion, jobs, economic development and support for farmers and families. And that's just what they got with the help of businessman and farm owner Representative Greg Davids (R) District 28B, two Democrats in the Minnesota House and one Democratic Senator Rod Skoe (DFL) District 02, all sponsored HF 3167.

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Things to Do...

 

EP Referendum: School + Community

Eden Prairie Schools + Community = Excellence. Best place to live, work and go to school. That's what the Nov 4th Referendum entails: residents move to Eden Prairie because of the schools, so it's important to support both questions on your ballot in November. Even if you're an empty-nester, or single, the excellence of our school system is a contributor to high property values, parks and recreational facilities and a long list of community amenities that make the city of Eden Prairie one of the best places to live. 

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Minnesota Grown...

 

North Folk Winery

Welcome to the Vinsted

Mike and Ann Tessneer, local winemakers in northeast Minnesota, started North Folk Winery 13 years ago. They began by plucking crab apples right off the trees in their backyard, and later experimented with rhubarb and eventually berry combinations. In the tradition of local vintners like Elmer Swenson, who cultivated cold climate grapes in the 1940s, the Tessneers began making wine from grapes that survive in northern climates.

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  Transportation...

 

Biz Tax Credits = More Local Hires

Though the Local Job Creation Tax Credit (LJCTC) isn't exactly comparable to Bogotá Columbia's car-free-day, when an early morning ban on vehicles from the capital city of 7 million people provided a 25 to 30 percent decrease in air pollution, the plan identifies that local economies and businesses can thrive by creating more jobs for non-commuting local residents, while contributing to robust economies with improved air quality.

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Food...

 

 

JJ's Coffee + Wine Bistro Eden Prairie, MN. Best EP destination for cozy ambiance, luscious food and drinks like the Carlisle Isle Margarita...

 

 

 

Politics...

 

 

Morning Joe on the up-side of the ACA from the CBO, check it out. Bankrate says Obamacare cuts deficit..

 

 

Happening...  

 

 

Joan Howe-Pullis is running in 48B against Jenfier Loon. You can see them both at the Womens League Candidate Forum Sept 30th, Minnetonka. Check out details on our Facebook page.