At last, some sunny weather. I might have even sweated the other day.
Red Wing, MN. is offering a wide range of activities. Would a river cruise to view bald eagles be of interest? Perhaps your preference is a historic trolley tour. How many of you would like to see how Red Wing Shoes are made. A factory tour is available. Sipping local produced wine while eating a gourmet wood fired pizza is yours at Falconer Vineyards. How about live comedy with Tim Allen? This is but a few of the many activities to enjoy when visiting Red Wing this summer.
You may know that Red Wing, Minnesota is a beautiful, historic, river city. You probably know it is the home of Red Wing Shoe and, at one time, Red Wing Pottery. I bet you didn’t know is a great place to dine. Here’s just a few options:
Modern American; gourmet food in a casual setting
Classic American Supper Club
Jamaican food sitting by the river
Old English Style pub with great pub food
A classic diner
Mexican with outdoor dining
This is not even close to the full list of the dining variety Red Wing, MN. has to offer. Now that I have finished this blog I think I’ll get something to eat.
OK, it’s May 2nd, 2011 and it’s grey and cold. But on the bright side there are no floods here, flowers are budding, and tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and 60.
What’s happening in Red Wing, Minnesota this week? May 4 there is live music at Sarah’s Restaurant and on May 7 music at Jimmy’s Pub. If you are in to collecting, wheeling and dealing, etc. GET READY. The American Pickers are at Treasure Island on May 5 and from May 6 through May 8 there is the road warrior One Hundred Mile Garage Sale and it starts in Red Wing. Bring your U-Haul.
The Moondance Inn Bed and Breakfast foyer is rich in history. The chandelier, for example, was installed in 1904 and has the original globes. The woodwork is a combination of mahogany, butternut, oak, and walnut.
That’s right, folks. Hurry in because these rooms wont’t last long. This weekend and this weekend only (Friday/Saurday; April 8 & 9), all available $185 rooms for $135 and all $219 rooms for $159. We have a limited inventory and they will go fast. Don’t miss out.
If that isn’t enough, all rooms come with two-person whirlpools, fireplaces, and private baths. Wine and appetizers both evenings and a full breakfast both mornings.
Time change, longer daylight, Spring approaching, I’m ready. And Red Wing is ready for you to visit. This week some activities include: March 16 Lynn Brownell performs at Sarah’s Restaurant; March 17, 18 and 20 the play “Mornings at Seven” at the historic Sheldon Theater; March 18, Shaw, Steve, & Russ play at Jimmy’s Pub, and March 19, Willie B Rhythm & Blues at Hobgoblin.
If you need a place to stay, check us out at www.moondanceinn.com.
Is February really over? It seemed like the longest, shortest month. With March comes Spring and things to do in Red Wing. For instance: Music by the DitchLilies, 3/2/11 at Sarah’s Restaurant, Music by the Two Guys, 3/4/11 at Jimmy’s Pub, and great choral music by the Red Wing Singers, 3/5/11, at the historic Sheldon Theater.
How about shopping and dining? Dozens of great boutique stores and restaurants are open in downtown Red Wing as well as at the Pottery Place Mall. Great items to buy in beautifully restored Red Wing buildings.
Of course we would love for you to stay with us here, at the Moondance Inn Bed and Breakfast but, if not, you will find some of the finest lodging establishments in Minnesota right here in Red Wing.
We love food. Here is a recipe for cranberry orange ricotta muffins that we serve at the Moondance Inn.Cranberry-Orange Ricotta Muffins
2 c flour 4 c 6 c 8 c
Â½ c white sugar 1 c 1 Â½ c 2 c
1 Â½ tsp baking powder 1 TBSP 1 Â½ TBSP 2 TBSP
Â¼ tsp baking soda Â½ tsp Â¾ tsp 1 tsp
1 c low fat ricotta cheese 2 c 3 c 4 c
1 cup buttermilk 2 c 3 c 4 c
2 eggs 4 6 8
1 TBS vanilla 2 TBSP 3 TBSP 4 TBSP
4 TBS melted butter Â½ c Â¾ c 1 c
1 Â½ c dried cranberries 3 c 4 Â½ c 6 c
Â½ cup orange juice concentrate 1 c 1 Â½ c 2 c
1 c. white chocolate chips 2 c 3 c 4 c
Pour thawed OJ concentrate over dried cranberries; heat on medium I microwave for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder & soda; blend well.
Put ricotta in bowl, mix in buttermilk, eggs, & vanilla.
Pour liquid into dry mixture; also pour in melted butter.
Add white chocolate chips.
Mix just til moist.
Spoon into well greased or coated w/cooking spray muffin cups.
Bake at 375 for approx 20 minutes.
Also good with blueberries, fresh or frozen, add lemon zest & omit OJ.
This makes about a dozen muffins; they freeze well.
It is bald eagle migration time. Each year from the middle of February through the middle of March, hundreds of them migrate up the Mississippi River Valley through Red Wing. It is an amazing sight. Eagle spotting tents are set up in Colville Park; binoculars are available. Stay at the Moondance Inn Bed and Breakfast. We can guide you to the eagle sighting as well as to other happenings in the area.
PS. Dont’s forget Girlfriends Day Out on February 19. See our previous blog for the link to take you there.
Tired of being cold? Are there any colors other than white? Sargent’s Nursery in Red Wing is hosting a “Girls Day Out” on February 19th. There will be food booths, crafts, music, local shop kiosks, AND WARMTH. Think beautiful plants and flowers. Check this link for all the details. http://www.sargentsnursery.com/gdo.php