Good Eggs | Ephraim, WI

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“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.” ― Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham

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Winter, winter, winter.... I love it and I hate it. That's the thing about living in Chicago. We have the absolute extremes when it comes to weather. Our summers are hot and beautiful. Our winters are frigid and miserable. So why do I stay here? The summers. They make up for the less than ideal winters, I promise. But what makes living in Chicago even better is how centrally located we are to the rest of the country. Two hour flight to NYC. Four and a half hour flight to Los Angeles. Within driving distance to the rest of the Midwest. Honestly, I love living where I am.

Perhaps one of my favorite parts of living in Chicago is its close proximity to Door County, WI. Considered the 'Cape Cod of the Midwest,' Door County is home to small coastal towns that dot the shoreline of Green Bay. Boutiques. Independent coffee shops. 'Mom & pop' hardware stores. Small locally owned markets. There is nothing more idyllic and quaint about this area of Wisconsin.

The pace of life up there is different. Slower. More intentional. People are not running to and fro, iPhones glued to their fingertips, concerned about incoming emails or whether or not stock prices went up. You go up to Door County to relax and unwind. To get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Every time that I take a weekend trip north, I have my favorite go-to spots that I cannot miss. Basecamp Coffee Shop. Ecology Sports. Fred & Fuzzy's. And most importantly, Good Eggs.

The food options are limited to one thing: omelet wraps.

basic wrap spuds, eggs, and cheese $5.25

standard wrap spuds, eggs, cheese, and veggies $7.25

deluxe wrap spuds, eggs, cheese, veggies, and meat $9.25

Add a cup of coffee or juice, perhaps a fresh smoothie, and you're good to go. Everything about this small shop is genuine. They want to give you good food that you will enjoy and keep coming back for. They are not concerned with presentation or going above and beyond your expectations. Simply put, they want to give you good eggs.

Mojito Fruit Salad

Here is my view for this morning's post...

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Weekend one is done - my sister and family are back home, my dad is back in Illinois for work and it is just the three amigos - my mom, brother and myself. (Until my grandma comes up for a few days that is.) I am grateful to be able to stay up the entire week. So often do we go on a quick weekend getaway and before you know it, the weekend is over and it is time to go back to work. It is going to be nice to have the chance to unwind and relax. With a pile of books and magazines, my typewriter in tow, and the lake a few hundred feet away, chances are it is going to be a great week.

My sister sent me this recipe via Pinterest the other week and I quickly pinned it to my food + beverages board. I have the tendency to pin like crazy but not always follow through on trying the recipes I find. Part of this may be I read a lot of cooking blogs and cookbooks and prefer pulling inspiration from those avenues. But when I saw this recipe, I knew it'd be a hit at our 4th of July party.

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Fruit salads are a summer classic. No matter what summer party you attend - there is sure to be a fruit salad sitting at the buffet. They've been done time and time again. Some may say not to touch a classic. My opinion? Turn the status quo upside down and make it your own. This salad is easy to make and refreshing on a hot summer day. It will last a few days in the refrigerator, but be sure to drain it of any juices that accumulate in the bowl.

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The mint and lime juice in the salad add an extra kick of flavor to this dish that make to soar about the normal. My nieces were hesitant at first of the green stuff (the mint), but once tried it, couldn't stop devouring the berries.

Do you have any variations of a classic fruit salad that you love?

Mojito Fruit Salad Recipes from Iowa Girl Eats

Ingredients: 4 cups chopped watermelon 1 lb strawberries, chopped 6 oz raspberries 6 oz blueberries 1/4 cup packed mint, chopped (NOT 1/4 cup chopped mint) 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes) 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Add watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and mint in a large bowl.
  2. Stir together lime juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl then pour over fruit and berries.
  3. Gently toss with a spatula then let sit in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving to allow the natural juices in the fruit to start coming out.

 

A Few of My Favorites - 07.11.14

Today's blog post is coming to you from Door County, Wisconsin. Vacation has officially begun!I've decided to share a few of my must-haves for a day on the water...

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1. Ray Ban Aviators: I have had these sunglasses since college and I use them just as much as I did the first day I got them. My only prerequisite for sunglasses? Make sure they are polarized! They will help keep that nasty summer sun glare out of your eyes.

2. Hawaiian Tropic: Let me tell you something about myself. I am Swedish, very Swedish. Which means that I have incredibly fair skin. If I go out in the sun without sunscreen on my skin will turn into a bright red crisp. I have to be sure to use sunscreen regularly otherwise I'd immediately turn into a lobster. Every time I smell this sunscreen I automatically think of summer.

3. Men's Health: If I'm not sleeping in the sun then you better believe I have something to read - a book or a magazine - anything to keep my attention will do. I love reading Men's Health. They have a good balance of workout tips, food suggestions, and even a few style tips here and there.

4. Bud Light Lime: I know, this is cheap beer. Usually I prefer a craft brew, but on a hot summer day there's nothing quite like an iced cold Bud Light Lime.

5. Eddie Bauer Outdoor Chair: I found this chair last summer and wouldn't want anything else when sitting in the sun. It's low to the ground and incredibly comfortable. The only downside? You can't lie on your stomach.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and we will see you again Monday morning!