Posts Tagged ‘Minneapolis’

Midtown Farmers’ Market: Week 7—Summer’s Here

Amazing what two weeks will do. I missed the last two weeks of the Midtown Farmers’ Market while on a trip home (and enjoying the very fine Midland Farmers’ Market). You might recall that my last trip, while exciting because of the first appearance of asparagus, was a bit disappointing since that was the only […]

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Fresh, the Movie. “New thinking about what we’re eating”

I’m heading to a screening of Fresh on Wednesday night with Lindsay. There’s still time to get tickets for Wednesday’s screening. Just visit to purchase them online for $10 plus a fee of about $1.25 per ticket. Otherwise, they’ll be $15 at the door. Tuesday, June 2nd (SOLD OUT) Times: 6:30 pm (Screening & […]

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Midtown Farmers’ Market: Week 2—Still no veggies

Saturday morning I headed to the Midtown Farmer’s Market for the second time of the year. Unfortunately, last week’s prayers for asparagus went unanswered; still no fresh fruits or veggies anywhere to be seen. According to their website, I shouldn’t expect fresh vegetables until the end of May.  But just because there aren’t any vegetables […]

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Volunteer Gardening at Common Roots Café

If you live in the Minneapolis area, you may have noticed Common Roots Café is starting a garden behind (and around) two houses just behind the café. Much work has already been done: the two homes are undergoing major renovations, plenty of asphalt and contaminated soil were removed, and new topsoil and compost were brought in. A pile […]

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Midtown Farmers’ Market: Season Opener

The first weekend in May marks the opening of my farmers’ market of choice in Minneapolis, the Midtown Farmers’ Market. Because our national food media is so dominated by California and New York, I had all kinds of high expectations for tender asparagus, fresh peas and other spring goodies. As it turns out, that is […]


Patio Party at Urban Bean

Hipster party!


The Return of Kushari

Kushari shows up in Minneapolis, MN.

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Restaurants—Cafe Agri

Martha and Tom visit Cafe Agri. They are not vegetarians. They leave craving flesh.


Not your average work day: Meet a little Saw-Whet owl

WOW! My place of work became the most exciting place to be ever today. Look who visited me at my window… Can you identify my new friend? UPDATE: This is indeed a saw-whet owl. Here’s what I found out from Dr. Phillips, a favorite professor and friend, about our little guy here… “I think what […]


Around Mpls—Bryant Square Park

While walking from our place to a new favorite coffee shop, I spotted a crop of kids just out of school enjoying the warm weather. This is how winter was meant to be! If only we had our own ice skates…

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