• Pop's Pea Soup

    Pea Soup: Winter 2017

  • Sailer's Greenhouse Winter Decor

    Sailer's Greenhouse Winter Decor

  • Pea Soup with Cayenne
  • Quiche
  • Valentine Dinner

    Heart You 2-14-17: Roasted Salmon on Endive & Bok Choy

  • Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

    Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

  • Tuna and Waffle Fries
  • Journey Throws

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

  • New Year's Soup 2017

    New Year's Soup: Lima Beans, Prosciutto with Italian Parsley and Parmesan accompanied by a Crusty Chicken Parsley Loaf

  • Faux Fur Banks
  • Mushroom Leek Soup

    Winter Soups: Mushroom Leek Soup

  • Rice Park St Paul, MN

    Rice Park, St Paul, Minnesota 

  • Wrangle Wrap Hooded Blankets

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

  • Don't Forget the Soup

    Don't forget the soup: broccoli with roasted red peppers

  • Cranberry Apple Phyllo Pizza

    Breakfast Pizza: Cranberry Apple Phyllo Pizza with Parmesan Shavings



Minnesota Food...


 True to your Roots

Not every root vegetable is called a true root, but the Carrot, Beet, Rutabaga,Turnip, Parsnip are for two reasons. One, they grow underground. Two, they actually do what their name implies and channel sustenance and water from the earth to the plant. Root vegetables are packed with essential nutrients, and are easily stored for long periods of time. The root cellar, or less known "spring house" were precursors to the refrigerator, keeping winter/summer vegetables fresh underground or inside the cool bubbling water of a house built over a spring, before electricity and Freon coolants.  



Remarkable Women...


Donna Cassutt running for DFL Chair

Breaking: Former DFL Associate Chair and long-time Democratic activist (2005-2011) Donna Cassutt to run for DFL Chair in 2017. Donna recently sent a letter to DFL State Central Committee members announcing her intention to run for Chair of the Minnesota DFL. Ahead of speaking to members of the State Central Committee at their meeting in December, Cassutt expressed her enthusiasm for listening to DFL activists and volunteers to help shape the DFL Party’s plans ahead of crucial elections in 2018 and 2020



Minnesota Communities...


Ken Martin Seeks 3rd Term as DFL Chair

Breaking:  Ken Martin will seek a third term as chair of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Martin's announcement comes on the heels of the November 2016 election where Minnesota was one of only two Midwestern states to go Democratic in the presidential election. "Now more than ever I am convinced of the need for a strong state Democratic party. I firmly believe our party’s approach to winning elections–grassroots organizing and face-to-face conversations with fellow Minnesotans–will be more important than ever," Martin said 



Home and Garden...


Scents: cones, burners, sticks, cabins

Scent is an integral part of the way humans sense the world, boosting our immune system and sensing pleasure or fear. Scents conjure both pleasant and unhappy memories, can relieve anxiety and reduce stress. Every herb, flower and many plants have their own particular scent which can relax you or increase your energy. Scent in the home can create an atmosphere of a summer garden or a wooded landscape.



Places to Go...


The Vieux Carre: The French Quarter

Reading about it, seeing it on YouTube or on television doesn’t give the French Quarter its due. You have to be there and walk it, because it is the largest, most walkable and best-preserved district of 19th century architecture in an American city. And walkability is what the country is trying to get back to. After visiting this summer the French Quarter warrants high ratings for walkability, friendliness, superb customer service, great food and an amazing vibe. Remarkable for its architiectual preservation, The French Quarter is a mix of Creole, French, Spanish, Entresol Houses and American style townhouses. 



Minnesota Happenings...


Are we so different?

The Science Museum of Minnesota's presentation on Race, "Are we so different," comes at a time when our understanding of our differences still remains an ongoing discussion. Though these differences are real in the sense that there are cultural, social and scientific reasons that substantiate them, they remain as a cause to opress and discriminate. There are tools for educators and related academic experiences for visitors to the museum.



Things to Do...


Ice Fish Camp on Lake Minnetonka

Ice Fish Camp! in Minnetonka, Minnesota is an interactive day camp where kids learn how to use state of the art electronics to get fish to bite.  Professional angler Dan Jasper uses some of the nicest fish houses on the lake to help kids learn basic ice fishing techniques.  This year Ice Fish Camp is being held on a school holiday, February 20th, 2017  The location is Lake Minnetonka. Cost is $55. To sign up for Ice Fish Camp please call 952-401-6800. To Learn more about Ice Fish Camp click http://www.jasperservices.com/fishing-camp-for-kids-on-lake-minnetonka/




Minnesota Grown...


Morgan Creek Vineyard and Winery

Morgan Creek Vineyard and Winery, the first farm winery in New Ulm, Brown County in Southern Minnesota, was established in 1993 by George and Paula Marti. The winery follows a family heritage of immigrant entrepreneurs who were co-founders of New Ulm, Minnesota and business partners in the construction and operation of the Schell Brewing Company founded in 1860. Visit for wine tasting, craft beer and wood fired cuisine.




Breaking: SWLRT: FTA Approval 

NEWS UPDATE 12-24-16- Federal Transit Administration propels Southwest LRT Project forward with approval to enter engineering phase. Authorization illustrates federal confidence in project ahead of approval of federal funding. What this means is the project's staff can finalize designs in preparation for construction in 2017. The $121M needed from the state to go ahead with the project has been held up. Republican Kurt Daudt said in 2015  "Republicans won't pony up for that purpose."



 National Parks in Winter



Through ice and snow the first national park gives the public its rarest view of winter's natural phenomena. 





Boeing's Approach to Mars



Boeing's phased approach to the journey to Mars



The Snow Leopard



The Silent Roar of the Snow Leopard