Welcome to Clickery, a weekly feature where we share things we like because maybe you’ll like them too.
This blog by a college friend makes me laugh pretty much daily. What an amazing record he’s creating for his family.
Instead of falling into a TV hole on maternity leave, I’ve fallen into a book hole, reading books on my phone. I plowed through the Betsy-Tacy series for the first time, then reread the Anne of Green Gables series. Now I’m on to running books, to celebrate the all-clear I received from my doctor this week. Right now I’m rereading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by one of my favorite authors, Haruki Murakami.
Blythe and I loved BYOB (bring your own baby) Yoga at Blooma this week, and I can’t wait to keep Beatrice home to do Tots Yoga next week. Speaking of Bee, it’s her birthday this weekend! I’m going to try this cake for our strawberry girl.
This week: Local food faves.
I cannot get enough of Deena’s Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Hummus. The label says eight servings – as if! More like one, or maybe, if my resolve is extra strong, two. I love all of Deena’s flavors and that’s right, she’s a St. Paul girl! Available at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market, Minneapolis Farmer’s Market, Kowalskis, and Lunds/Byerlys.
Also from St. Paul, best salsa evah: Salsa Lisa. All the flavors are good, but we like Hot, because it is truly, non-Minnesotan hot. Extra Hot will actually burn you. You can find it all over Minnesota, and the Midwest, thank goodness. (Last summer I was thrilled to find it in the small-town store at the lake!) We are never without this in the fridge: Milk, eggs, yogurt, salsa. You know, the staples.
Next Saturday (March 16) learn about maple syruping at the Warner Nature Center in Marine on St. Croix. From noon to 4 p.m. there will be family-friendly activities (I think Owen will get into log tapping) and syruping demonstrations. There is a fee ($7), but no reservations required. Children 2 and under are free. My grandpa used to make syrup from trees on their property in northern Minnesota. I think this would be a fun afternoon with the boys.