Saturday, December 6, 2014

Price Check in Stillwater, Minnesota -- Historic Restaurant Hamburger

I'm talking about Brine's on Monday Burger Night. Get a 1/3 pound ground beef patty on a homemade butcher bun for $2.50. Add one more for your date, and throw in the order of fries (large, enough for two people), and voila!, a great dinner for two for around $10. If you sit upstairs, in the back, you have a nice view of the historic lift bridge. Seriously, this place has the stuff.

That Jerky Feeling

You know, the one you get when riding in a car, with a driver who has an on-off foot on the gas, and your head drifts forward, then Mr. flippety-foot punches it, and your noggin snaps back, and then he decides to coast for a quarter mile (maybe to save gas? my husband's Scottish uncle used to do this), and when the car starts to slow the foot goes back on, and after about five miles your nausea sets in, and you make a mental note to offer to drive next time.

Yeah, you know that feeling, right?

I'm reading The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham, and, honest to pete, I'm on that ride. Cunningham is the modern master of the fifteen comma, one sentence paragraph.

I'll give it my best shot. This is a book club pick.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Price check in rural Wisconsin -- Horehound candy

Blain's Farm Fleet has horehound candy (Watertown, Wisconsin) for $1.49 a pound. This is made with horehound tea, comes with medicinal properties and is soothing to the throat.