May is celiac awareness month in the U.S. The Celiac Disease Foundation estimates that 1 in 100 people are affected by the disease worldwide. While it can be challenging to deal with the symptoms of Celiac’s, it isn’t impossible. Here is a recipe enjoyed my many guests at Pleasant View Bed & Breakfast, a recipe Celiac’s can enjoy, too!
Let’s face it, Americans love to eat Mexican food, which is probably one of the reasons why we love to participate in the Mexican celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The U.S. has adopted this date to celebrate American-Mexican culture. Their cuisine, music and art has had an influence on American culture for hundreds of years. So, here is a way to get your day started with a Cinco de Mayo Breakfast Celebration – Fiesta Frittata.
The last weekend in April seems a ways away from the point in time I am publishing this blog, but it sure is nice to dream about warmer temperatures and spending time outdoors with friends, enjoying good food, music, and in general, camaraderie. While the Chippewa Falls SpringFest offers a chance for the locals to get out and about and reconnect, it’s also a wonderful opportunity for those not familiar with the Chippewa Valley to come check it out and see everything it has to offer. So, here are 5 excellent reasons to make the trip to Chippewa Falls the last weekend in April.
So, why would couples who would like to do something a little different to celebrate Valentine’s Day want to come to Chippewa Falls? For starters, Chippewa Falls is nestled in the north woods of western Wisconsin, a town of 13,000 people. Not a big city by any means, in fact, most folks would call it a small town. With small towns come charm, and I do love the charm Chippewa Falls offers. Yet, I hesitate to call Chippewa Falls a small town, somehow that description misrepresents everything it has to offer. Continue reading “4 Romantic Reasons to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Chippewa Falls”
Are you looking for a fun way to spend New Year’s Eve? Is the hustle and bustle of the season preventing you from spending quality time with that special someone in your life? One thing seems to be clear, we all enjoy an adventure of some kind or another. What better way to reconnect with that special someone than to create some memories of just the two of you. Chippewa Falls has plenty of adventures to offer, even on New Year’s Eve! Here are 5 ways for you to experience the Chippewa Falls Area: #1 – Leinenkugel’s Brewery. The most obvious and, probably, the most famous landmark in Chippewa Falls is Leinenkugel’s Brewery. Leinenkugel’s has been around for nearly 150 years and their tours take you through you the historic brewery and educate you on the Leinenkugel family history of brewing. You will have an opportunity to taste their world famous brews and shop for some mementos to take home with you. #2 – Irvine Park Christmas Village Continue reading “5 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Chippewa Falls”
Variety is the spice of Life! Especially in the kitchen and the meals we prepare. When our kids were still at home we tried to make sure we experienced a variety of dishes. I will be the first to admit, we raised a bunch of fussy eaters, which made selecting recipes a challenge, but as time went on we found we were able to modify various recipes to fit our specific tastes.
For those of us who live in the upper Midwest spring can be an elusive season. It is the time of year we start to feel cooped up and long to spend time outdoors without having to wear hats and gloves. There are days we look out the window to a beautiful sunny day, only to step outside and discover it is all an illusion. Even though the sun may be out, the temperatures are not spring-like at all and the wind gusts remind us of the wind chills we experienced in January and February. It seems every year at the beginning of April I come to the same conclusion, for hearty Midwesterners, spring is more a state of mind than a season we can count on to spend time comfortably outdoors. We are between seasons, there is no snow for skiing, snowmobiling or snowshoeing. Fisherman need to wait another month or so before they are able to fish for anything other than pan fish, and baseball season is just beginning. For the extra-hearty die-hard Milwaukee Brewer fans, their home opener is April 4th with projected high temps in the mid-30’s. Call me a wimp, but that isn’t my idea of fun. Don’t get me wrong, I love baseball, but if I am going to a game, especially at an outdoor stadium, I much prefer temps in the 70’s. I guess that just speaks to the hardiness of most upper Midwesterners. I have no doubt the Brewers will have plenty of support on April 4th, despite the cool temperatures and my absence. So what does all of this have to do with having fun in the Chippewa Valley this spring? Well, dress accordingly, because we have plenty of things going on indoors and outdoors!! Continue reading “7 Ways to Enjoy the Chippewa Valley this Spring”