Springtime morels

I think morels are one of the most delicious mushrooms but they’re hard to find outside or in the stores, and if you do, they’re pricey! I’m not much of a “forager” but we spotted these up north and were certain they were morels – so we cooked and ate them! They’re very meaty and have a slightly nutty flavor. The outside has a distinct honeycomb texture and the inside is hollow (this is an important characteristic to recognize before you eat!). We only find a few but it was worth it, they were delicious!

(*I don’t advocate for eating things you find in the forest!)

Spring in Bloom at The Bachman House

I visited the Bachman’s Spring Idea House, “Spring in Bloom” today and loved it!

The home (6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis) was built in the 1920’s for the Bachman’s son. It was lived in by the family until 2001 and now serves as a display house for the nursery and store.

Of course my two favorite rooms were the kitchen (love the original sink and built ins!) and the sunroom turned eating area.

If you’re in the area and have time, the $5 admission is well worth the self guided tour and it comes with a $5 coupon to use in the store. The house and spring exhibit are open until April 7th.

A Valentine’s Day Beach Dinner

Our second annual beach Valentine’s Day dinner! A delicious cheese, meats and crackers plate, fried chicken, sides and cupcakes for dessert. The seagulls were totally nuts (so I couldn’t get pics of the food set up) and the sunset didn’t fully cooperate, but eating and drinking Oceanside is the best!

Happy Valentine’s Day!