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She loves to make, bake and shoot (pictures, not critters). He loves to ride, cook, and play (guitar, not golf). Together they’ve developed a love of canning, jamming (music and fruit spreads), challenging their culinary preconceptions (he now loves beets, she now loves leeks), and creating in the kitchen together. Growing up with old fashioned Danish food values – make it yourself & save some for the winter – and living in the middle of  the best farmers markets the Twin Cities has to offer inspires them to keep it local and seasonal as much as possible. 

More about him: After nearly two decades of public policy and politics I’m following my heart (and appetite) into the world of local food. Since 2001, I have focused my energies on responsible environmental programs, sustainability, conservation and agriculture. Some of the best people I’ve worked with in the last few years have been the stewards of the land with dirt under their fingernails. I am also on the Board of Directors for a statewide non-profit working on local food, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy, and serve on the development and marketing committees.

More about her: By day, I work for a local boutique financial services firm crafting marketing materials, demystifying back office systems, wrangling client services requests, and in general pitching in where needed. By night, I’m a freelance graphic designer and budding photographer about town. I am also a former board member, frequent volunteer and past “Dane of the Year” for the same Danish cultural organization that gave us both scholarships for a life changing summer camp experience.

speaking of that summer camp experience…

A story is as sweet as rhubarb juice: We met on the banks of Minnesota’s mighty (small) Lake Morgan as teenagers. We had each been sent to the inaugural year of Concordia’s Danish Language summer camp as a way to further our connection to our parents’ home land & language. Going in, he looked forward to riding solo on a plane cross country for the first time, was excited to connect with other kids who shared his Danish heritage, and in general thought this was a great idea. She, on the other hand, was going through a “Down with Danish” phase and preferred to term it “being exiled to the remote northern wilderness.”

and yet…

By the end of that first two weeks in 1982, we had both made friends that would last a lifetime – including each other. We returned to that camp again and again, making more memories and strengthening the ties that bind along the way. But California and Wisconsin were mighty far apart in the 80s. In time, the snail mail and expensive long distance phone calls gave way. Many things happened in between to get us from there to where we are now. If you have an afternoon free (a share a love of afternoon tea with home-baked goods), we could perhaps be coerced to fill in the blanks.

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  1. November 21, 2011 6:41 pm

    I am paying forward the Versatile Bloggers Award to you, Happy Turkey Day!
    http://nonstepmom.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/versatile-bad-blogger-bad/

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