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Red Wing, MN & Moondance Inn B&B News

March 13th, 2011

originally uploaded by mwaulk.

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.

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Red Wing MN and The Moondance Inn Bed and Breakfast

February 28th, 2011
Moondance Inn Bluff View Room

Moondance Inn Bluff View Room,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

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.

Moondance Inn Bed & Breakfast…breakfast

February 21st, 2011

originally uploaded by mwaulk.

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
½ c white sugar 1 c 1 ½ c 2 c
1 ½ tsp baking powder 1 TBSP 1 ½ TBSP 2 TBSP
¼ tsp baking soda ½ tsp ¾ 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 ½ c ¾ c 1 c
1 ½ c dried cranberries 3 c 4 ½ c 6 c
½ cup orange juice concentrate 1 c 1 ½ 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.


Bald Eagles Migrate Over Red Wing

February 16th, 2011

Bald Eagle in Winter

Bald Eagle in Winter,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

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.

Girls Day Out at Sargent’s Nursery

February 9th, 2011

Moondance Inn Dahlia3

Moondance Inn Dahlia3,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

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.

Red Wing, MN welcomes Christine Rosholt

February 3rd, 2011

Christine Rosholt

Christine Rosholt,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

Hooray. Christine Rosholt will be performing at Sarah’s Restaurant Wednesday evening, Feb. 9th, from 6 to 9 pm. Have a great dinner, listen to some jazz, have a cocktail, and celebrate hump day in style.

Red Wing Anderson Center for the Arts Metal Horse Sculpture

January 27th, 2011

Big Walter Smith and the Groove Merchants will be playing at Red Wing’s Sheldon Theatre on February 5th. starting at 7pm. This is a “Club Sheldon” event which means you have the option to sit and listen or get up and dance on a huge stage behind the band. Wine and beer is available for purchase. Stay at Red Wing, MN. Moondance Inn Bed and Breakfast and you can get 15% off the ticket price. Call 866-388-8145 for details. What does a giant metal horse sculpture have to do with Big Walter Smith? It’s all art, baby.

Red Wing MN Events

January 12th, 2011

Moondance Inn Snow Garden 2010

Moondance Inn Snow Garden 2010,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

Yes it is winter. Yes there is a lot of snow in Red Wing. But it is getting hot indoors. February 5th. at the Sheldon Theater, catch Chicago’s Jimmy Johnson Blues Band. You will be shaking in your seats! Or, for something totally different, visit Sargent’s Nursery for a Quilt Show. That’s right, tropical plants, a warm greenhouse, and Quilts! Who knew?

Moondance Owners plus their Humans2010

January 3rd, 2011

We hope all of you had a great holiday season. Red Wing was beautiful with over 30 inches of snow, four of which fell Christmas eve. If winter outdoor sports is your thing, come to Red Wing for downhill skiing, cross country, snow shoeing, etc. We still have plenty of snow.

Red Wing MN New Years

December 13th, 2010

Grill Master Focused

Grill Master Focused,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

Currently there is 16 inches of snow on the ground. It is a perfect time for downhill skiing at Welch Ski Village, cross country skiing at numerous groomed trails, or sitting by the fire with a nice glass of wine.

Here, at the Moondance, we are preparing for New Years with a two night New Year’s package for romantics.

Get the details on our Specials page.

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