• Cooking,  Eating,  Local Products

    Find it Local Friday: Eggs

    In honor of the Easter holiday and the start of quiche/frittata season, I thought I’d share one of the easiest and cost-effective items in your cart to start sourcing locally today: the egg. When someone asks me where to start buying local, I almost always say start with your eggs and your milk. Replacing those items does not require a major increase in the grocery bill (maybe $4-5) and if you’re already including eggs in your menu, it doesn’t require any dietary sacrifices. The Minnesota Grown Directory has 66 listings for eggs, including a few farms in the Twin Cities Metro area. Likewise, most co-ops offer a local egg, as…

  • Eating

    Swede Hollow Cafe

    What to do on the first 50 degree day in April? Too early to get in the garden, too nice out to be in the kitchen. The perfect solution: breakfast and tea with a good friend and her adorable kids in the garden at Swede Hollow Cafe. A few blocks from our house, Swede Hollow Cafe is one of those hidden gems in our neighborhood you like to tell everyone about, but at the same time feel is a special secret only you and the neighbors know. What’s special about this spot? The menu is full of homemade goodies. Every time I stop in there’s something new to try. This…