Reflections Post on 2014 A-Z Challenge

Quote of the Day:  Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation – what are they? They are the happiest people in the world. William Lyon Phelps The Biker chef and I would add to that: and good food! We really enjoyed working on the A to Z Challenge this year together. With the exception of a few guest posts (thanks, Guests) and a couple that I whipped up on my own, we worked together. I told the Chef that I should write his memoirs. He said, “It looks like you already are.” I’m sneaky like that. All of the challenge posts are under the heading Dine off the Page. Our favorite posts were the ones that included personal and family history, like the Kaiserhoff Restaurant in New Ulm, Schell’s Brewery, and the Aalgaard version of Ice Cream Pie. Bread, meat, beer, and butter are the four main food groups, says the Chef, and the posts that he likes the most. The most successful post was on The Landing Restaurant. The editor from the Lake Country Journal read that post and asked me to expand on it for an upcoming issue. I called the owners/chef, had a lovely chat with them, and the article will run in the July/August issue. So, yes, I...

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