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5 Reasons To Visit Mankato’s Charming Tea House

Mankato, MN is home to one of the recently named, “7 of the Most Charming Tea Houses in Minnesota”.  We’re going to give you 5 reasons to visit Mankato’s Charming Tea House for the ultimate charming, local experience! Last fall Dusty and I took a walking food tour in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. One of our stops was a tea shop. Our experience with good tea thus far was limited at best.  We vowed then and there that we’d explore tea options going  ...

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Farmer’s Market Soup- #MeatlessMonday

This post includes affiliate links. This adds no added cost to you but helps fund our blog.  We participate in our local CSA (community supported agriculture) and received, among other things,  Swiss Chard. We’ve never cooked with Swiss Chard before.  Soup sounded good so we threw in the  ...

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Gardening, MN

Vegetable Garden 2017

We have been spending the last few weeks with dreaming of our 2017 Vegetable Garden Plan. We’re finally putting our plans to work. Dusty prepped the garden for a new season of fresh vegetables in our back yard. A few years ago he built these awesome raised garden beds and then we expanded  ...

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