Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Random mannekin head has a new hairdo!

Hey .... so that post about Random things seen in rural WI from ~2 weeks ago? I drove past there again this weekend and they have put a blonde wig with ponytails on the mannekin head! (Sadly, I did not have a camera with me to capture this.)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Spring biking!

Waaay back in June, we went biking around Lake Monona with brunch at Lazy Janes as the reward at the end...
Atmosphere - casual. I'm a sucker for places that still look & feel like the places that they were rennoavated from. In this case, a two-story house where the kitchen is on the first floor and seating on both floors.
Food - Soups, sandwiches, baked goods, coffee, tea. There are a good number of vegetarian options. I've never had anything I didn't like there. If you go on the weekend, you should know that they only serve breakfast foods.
Service - is fine, the people have always been friendly and cheery. You pay up front, they call your name when it's ready to pick up at the window, and you shoudl bus your own table when you're done. If you go on the weekend, be prepared to wait in a long line going out the front door....
Overall - Lazy Janes is a great place. I recommend it whether you walk or bike or drive there.... and I like it better on weekdays when it's less crowded.

I thought I had more pictures, but I can't find them at the moment.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Random things seen in rural WI....

On my way to my aunt's house heading East on Hwy 12.... What's that dot in the middle-right-hand-side of this picture?

Check it out --- it's a mannequin!

And a very large rubber duck floating around, too:

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pesto fest!

Reasons why we love Vermont Valley's CSA

11 frogs at the farm with two different kinds of basil:


OK... technically this next one is at the tree farm, but that's because due to wonky summer conditions plus high demand, we couldn't get any of our usual tomato fix at the CSA this weekend:

(Thanks a lot Live Without Regrets for creating a couple of tree farm produce buying monsters.)

11 frogs checking out of the tree farm. That's 55 lbs of tomatoes you see there on the scale:

Wintersnowgypsy's kitchen with her share of basil:

I now have many, many cups of pesto in my freezer. 2 cups w/ pine nuts, 2 cups w/ toasted walnuts (my favorite this year, I think), and 2 cups w/ cashews. All in ice cube trays at the moment, of course.