Monthly Archives: February 2014

Cooking up a Hobby

Plans got cancelled on Sunday so I embraced my new-found freedom and committed to cooking. I never thought I had a hobby until I realized that I tend to spend entire days tackling one cooking project after another. My goal is to stay home a bit more and do this more often. I can sit in my sunny kitchen all day long and be entertained.

So what did I whip up?

First on the list was the caramelized onion recipe from Beth Dooley’s lovely book, Minnesota’s Bounty. This version appealed to me because of the use of wine to braise the onions. Lovely to look at and delicious.


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A Celebratory Snowstorm

The title may seem like an oxymoron, but in this household, we love snowstorms – when we can actually get out to enjoy them. This winter has been rough, we’ve been trapped in the neverending polar vortex throwing -40 degree wind chills and every snowfall seems to happen overnight so we haven’t gone out, until today. Jaunts generally entail bundling up in our winter walking gear and heading to a pub, restaurant, or both. Enter Blackbird, our favorite neighborhood spot.

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Why, hello there!

Welcome! My name is Veronica and I’m a gal living in Minneapolis with an awesome husband and a dog named Miguel. I’ve started this blog to share a little about my life in Minneapolis, a place I have called home for over seven years. Cooking, eating, craft beer, local stuff, and running (when I’m not lazy) are some of my favorite things.

Over the years I have told everyone about my intent to start a blog. I would get ambitious, create a page, start to write, get distracted, then forget about it. Well, it’s taken a bout of the flu to confine me to bed for me to finally commit. So far, 2014 has been a rough year in that I have caught every virus, every cough, sinus infection, you name it. All of this, in addition to the fabulous weather *sarcasm* has me with a vile case of cabin fever. So my first post is not about food, beer, nature or local events because I am trapped in bed and am sick of it. But mark my words, when I get out of here, I am living it up (again).

Thanks for visiting, this should be fun!


P.S. Here is a photo of Miguel, (courtesy of Sarah S.)