• Cooking,  Local Products

    Find It Local Friday: Minnesota Thanksgiving Feast

    Tomorrow marks the beginning of my absolute favorite week of the year. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Thanksgiving. It’s the ultimate holiday for me. All the same great food. All the same great people. But without the shopping and gift wrapping. And what’s better than celebrating gratitude? I can’t wait! I’ll be helping with a few Thanksgiving meals next week by putting some local dishes on the table. If you’re in the process of planning a feast for 2 or 20, there’s no better time to support local farmers. Here’s my suggestions to have a fantastic Minnesota Thanksgiving Feast: Turkey Minnesota is the number one turkey producing state in the country.…

  • Cooking

    Our Camping Thanksgiving Dinner

    The kitchen partner and I have more geeky traditions than you can count when we’re out on road trip adventures. Here are a few notable ones: I make an incredibly delicious (and totally NON-local) butterscotch brownie that is usually gone in the first day. We buy two of every postcard, one for ourselves and one to exchange on Postcrossing. We have a Christmas ornament from all of our stops that we put on a special “travel” tree each Christmas.  It documents our journey and means I get to have 2 trees in the house! For our first evening meal when we reach our destination,  we always have our camping version…