6 04, 2016

Day 6: NaPoWriMo – I Have A Bone To Pick

2016-04-06T17:38:40-05:00April 6th, 2016|Food and Drink, Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry|

My Beef Grief For one year you did lay dormant, silvery skin unexposed against frozen bones broken by a blade. Unwrapping you from your protective ice, I eased your temperament from hibernation. Placing you in a warm bath I slowly caressed your now exposed flesh, massaging you back to life. Rubbing your bones with great affection, [...]

7 03, 2016

How To Dehydrate Fruit in An Electrolux Oven

2016-06-27T12:05:24-05:00March 7th, 2016|Food and Drink, Last Post, Recipes, Reviews|

The other day my friend Joe asked me if I had ever tried to dehydrate anything in our Electrolux oven. At first I was a bit skeptical that you could dehydrate anything in an oven, until of course he told me that our Electrolux oven has a dehydrate setting. Now I know what you [...]

27 02, 2016

Ling and Louie’s: Not Photo Worthy

2016-06-27T12:14:54-05:00February 27th, 2016|Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

Last night, as part of MSP Magazine's Restaurant Week, we went for the first time to Ling and Louie's in downtown Minneapolis. Normally I would have snapped many pictures of our food and the restaurant, but to sum up our meal, it was "not photo worthy." Granted for $15.00 we were each able to [...]

13 09, 2015

Torchy’s Tacos: A Texas Treat to Eat

2015-09-13T13:54:29-05:00September 13th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews, Social Media|

This past week took my travels to Austin, Texas. As I had never been to Austin before, I turned to two trusted resources to seek out things to do and places to eat, Foursquare and Twitter. Overwhelmingly, the once common element between the two sources was Torchy’s Tacos. In fact, I even wrote an [...]

7 09, 2015

Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar: One Sweet Treat

2015-09-07T15:46:35-05:00September 7th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

Well I finally made it to the “Great Minnesota Get Together” or more properly known as the Minnesota State Fair. When it comes to the Minnesota State Fair, there are so many choices of food, yet I always know how my evening will end, with a bucket of chocolate chip cookies from Sweet Martha’s [...]

5 09, 2015

Visting Napa Valley? Drive up Pritchard Hill to Chappellet.

2016-06-27T12:15:37-05:00September 5th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews, Travel|

On our most recent trip to Napa Valley, we had arranged to go to a variety of vineyards, including one of my favorite vineyards, Chappellet. For many years I have been a fan of Chappellet’s Cabernet Sauvignon, so I was really excited as we headed from a wonderful lunch at Auberge du Soleil. Our [...]

9 08, 2015

Libertine: A Great Night Out No Doubt

2015-08-10T06:01:20-05:00August 9th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

In the Uptown area of Minneapolis, we finally had the opportunity to venture out to Libertine, which now occupies the former Cafeteria restaurant. Libertine is the brain-child of Tim McKee, of La Belle Vie. Located in Calhoun Square, Libertine offers a rooftop bar for cocktails and dinner or you can also sit in the [...]

24 07, 2015

Tequila Mule Recipe: Mmm Mmm Good

2018-06-25T11:52:50-05:00July 24th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

Now I know what you are already thinking. I've heard of a drug mule and perhaps the drink, Moscow Mule, but what the heck is a Tequila Mule? In simple terms, it is a Moscow Mule, but will my favorite spirit, Tequila. And since today is National Tequila Day, I thought I would not [...]

19 07, 2015

Hiko Sushi – My Review in Haiku

2016-09-01T15:13:32-05:00July 19th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Only In Eagan, Reviews|

One of my favorite types of food to eat is sushi, therefore it would only be appropriate if I tried the new sushi establishment, Hiko Sushi, in Eagan, Minnesota. Given that sushi is Japanese, it would only apropos if my entire review was done in my favorite form of poetry: Haiku. As a refresher [...]

15 07, 2015

Love Pizza? Blaze Pizza Knollwood Mall Opens July 16th

2018-06-25T11:47:14-05:00July 15th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

About two hours ago at The Poem Home, a rather nice gentleman dropped off a cache of coupons for a free Blaze Pizza at the new Knollwood Mall site. As I had just wrapped up the "Take Your Poet To Work Day" Twitter Chat with Corner Bakery, I was really hungry. Therefore I decided [...]

8 07, 2015

Love Donuts? Glam Doll Donuts You Must Try.

2015-07-09T10:52:11-05:00July 8th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Reviews|

On the heels of my article about the 10 Best Places to Get a Donut in Minneapolis, last week I happened to be relatively close to Glam Doll Donuts in South Minneapolis. As a brief reminder, Glam Doll Donuts is ranked as the BEST place to get a donut in the Twin Cities according [...]

7 07, 2015

Boozy Bourbon Cherries via Recipe Girl

2018-06-25T11:31:26-05:00July 7th, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Poetry, Reviews|

Well last night about a half past nine Mrs. Product Poet made something divine. We pitted cherries some bourbon we grabbed added some sugar soon we would be glad. A slow simmer boiled to dissolve the sweet cane then into the cold fridge soon smiles did reign. One cup of cherries into a container [...]

1 07, 2015

Need a great lip smack? Try KIND Snacks.

2015-07-01T09:11:08-05:00July 1st, 2015|Featured Post, Food and Drink, Last Post, Products, Reviews, Twitter|

As I now enter the month of July, aka the “Month of BBQ,” now more than ever I need to watch my caloric intake. I mean, there is barbecue, margaritas and a beer or three, always there to tempt me. So when on the run, a great snack to keep me on track is anything [...]

27 06, 2015

How To Smoke Nuts on The Big Green Egg

2018-05-16T15:26:10-05:00June 27th, 2015|BBQ, Featured Post, Food and Drink, Products, Recipes, Reviews|

When it comes to smoking meats, fish or food on my Big Green Egg, I like to believe that I am smarter than the average bear. I’ve tried successfully, and unsuccessfully, a variety of preparation methods; from brines, to rubs, to simply nothing at all, but until recently I had never tried to smoke [...]