Tag Archives: Minnesota

Oofta it’s 1812!

Click the picture to go to a video of 1812 soldiers!

The Brits invade Duluth, Minnesota as part of Maritime History Festival. My daughter Jitterbug ran into a jolly good group of Brits! Oofta she had fun!


Oofta! So many strawberries in Blackhoof-Sandy.

Click the photo of the above berries and it will take you to the Video…of Strawberry Pickin’

My husband, daughter and I went strawberry picking Sunday…we had our video camera along and of course she didn’t miss a chance to broadcast the fun, on the Northland’s NewsCenter.

Like Mother–Like Daughter. Oofta those berries were tasty. Last night I tried to make strawberry jam…today it is still not setting up. So I guess I’ll have to go to plan B. Strawberry sauce!

Live is good…Live it!

OOfta! This sounds like great weekend plans!

The Knife River Music Festival will kickoff July 18, 2008 in Knife River, Minnesota…overlooking beautiful Lake Superior.

Michael Monore
Michael Monroe

To listen to Michael Monroe or to learn more about the festival follow the link below to the Northland’s NewsCenter website.


Oofta! Potato Dumplings!

Ode to Swedish Potato Dumplings!Potato Dumplings

When I was a little girl in Minnesota my mother and grandmother would make Swedish Keopkakker also known as Potato Dumplings. My mother would use the grease from the fry pan used to fry up the pork or ham and make a gravy to pour over the dumplings.

My oh my…we ate these up quicker than she could serve them up.

Left overs were sliced up and fried in butter.

We pronounced it “Crewb’-cah-cah” Oofta—My mouth waters just thinking about them!

Mom and Jitterbug

Mom and Jitterbug

One weekend soon my daughter and I will be whipping up a batch to see if they taste as good today as they did some fifty years ago!

It’s a good thing she’s in nursing school…this might just be a heart attack in a pan…

Duluth, Minnesota’s Two Seasons

Duluth, Minnesota has two beautiful seasons! One week of Summer and fifty one weeks of Winter but we love it!
Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, Minnesota

To see a short video….Click Here!

Mom and Jitterbug’s late breaking news podcast…Oofta we are growing old!

Growing old ain’t for sissies,” Bette Davis

Here is episode #2 of Mom and Jitterbug.

The podcasters

The podcasters

Click on the link below for our latest audio offering, from the Beautiful Northwoods.

This podcast lasts aproximately 20 minutes and examines how we view aging. How old is old? Hot flashes anyone? We even bring in a guest auctioneer to sell us a bag of kitty litter! Join us on this unique journey…as we examine the things in life that really matter. It is dedicated to our good friends, Danny and Ashley who just celebrated their 50th episode of their very unique podcast Danny Does Duluth!

AND NOW…We present our latest podcast, actually our second episode! We take a tough look at what happens when we age. Disclaimer: We are not medical doctors. Oofta you do not want to try this at home.

Exhibit B

Oofta. That’s a cute little jet!

Cirrus \
Cirrus \

The roar of a mini jet could be heard over Lake Superior today, as Cirrus Design launched “The Jet.”  Watching this little bird fly overhead I couldn’t help think what George Jetson might thinkabout this little mode of transport.   Oofta. Don’t you know…George, his lovely wife Jane, daughter Judy and their boy Elroy could fit in this little seven seater dream…with room left over for Astro and Rosie!  Heck there would even be room left over for Mr. Spacely!  For the right price….your family might one day soon own it’s own little jet.

Here is a quote from today’s news media event at the Duluth International Airport.

“We don’t have to change this image of pilot to superman,” said Alan Klapmeier. ” We should all be pilots. This isn’t a big deal. You can drive a car, you can fly an airplane, what else do you want to do today?”

Believe it or not, four hundred folks have ponied up 100-thousand dollars each as a deposit to make one of these “million dollar babies” their own. The Jet will be coming off of the production line in 2011.    I’ll be saving my pennies.  Oofta wouldn’t that be a great way to commute?

 Here is the Youtube press released from my beautiful city by the Big Lake.