Blue Ribbon winner – my watermelon pickle accomplishment

I’ve entered my family recipe for pickled watermelon rind in the Minnesota State Fair ever since I learned that they had their own category (Watermelon Pickles, Sweet). It took me 8 years, but in 2016 I won a blue ribbon and that sweet, sweet prize money ($7) In the way you might find a castle or signature…

Minnesota State Fair engagement photos – Elly and Zeke

On Minnesota State Fair engagement photos and man’s quest for meaning Here’s what I will say about the Minnesota State Fair: at this ridiculous, crowded, farm-animal filled, hot-dish-on-a-stick gathering, I see mankind’s quest for meaning. I love pouring over the seed art – tiny dots of alfalfa and canola seeds, placed one at a time into…