Tag Archives: North Dakota

Non-conforming

This is my official rebellion. After all the comfort food from fall and decadence of the holiday scene the food shows and lifestyle magazines take it on themselves to tell us to cut out the cream and use skim milk, … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Everyday Circus | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

January

January is a month of transition. The sun shines longer as we head for spring. But I get to sleep more as the holiday rush is over. 🙂 It’s time to tuck away the proven recipes and try to perfect … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Circus | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Naked Greenhouses

This is NOT my favorite view of our greenhouses. And, yes, we did this on purpose. Every four to six years we take off the old skin on the big houses (as long as Mother Nature hasn’t already done it … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Circus, Flower House Garden Center | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Party’s Over!

Kaitlin and Kurtis were married last Saturday. The reception was at The Flower House Garden Center and served by The Prairie Bistro. And what a party it was! It took two weeks to put Christmas decorations away, clear out benches, … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Circus, Flower House Garden Center | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Barney

We lost a good friend yesterday. We knew him for 12 years. He was exceedingly loyal, patient and a good judge of character. Barney loved showing us he was a great working dog by chasing the horses when we drove … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Circus, Flower House Garden Center, QCS Ranch | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Elves and Frost

Santa’s elves really cranked it up the past three days. More than 150 boxes of goodies jumped onto the UPS truck thanks to a steady kitchen crew, emergency box packers and a very compassionate UPS driver. The past week or so … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Everyday Circus | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Twelve Days

Twelve days ’til Christmas. The elves are very busy stirring up candy, mixing up cookies and boxing up goodies. Good thing elves don’t need much sleep!   Good thing I’ve got a lot of elves!

Posted in Baking, Everyday Circus | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Meal management

As a college student I excelled in my Meal Management class. It was all quite simple, really. A meal is presented to you (ie., Thanksgiving). The type of food (duh), budget (whatever!) and guest list (now this starts to get … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Circus | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pride of Dakota Season

Tis the Season! Tomorrow we kick off our first Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. It’s been a tough ride getting here. We were behind on production, some tragic funerals got in the way … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Everyday Circus | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Fattigmand Night

Last night was fattigmand (faht-e-mahn) night. It seems that most of the ethnic cookies we make have some sort of ritual involved, whether intentional or not. The local elderly expert once told me it turns out best made after dark … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Everyday Circus | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments