Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Duluth, MN

After the family wedding, we spent a few days of R & R with some good friends in the friendly city of Duluth, MN.

It's a great spot, called the "San Francisco of the Midwest" with it's tree-lined rolling hills leading to a large body of water (in this case it's Lake Superior).

We were there when the tall ships were in and sailing around for full display.  I understand they take passengers, but the reservations were filled for months.

The Leif Erickson rose garden was a joint effort by the city and local Rose Society and it was magnificent.

I had to take this photo.  It's called the "Julia Child" rose. It's dark yellow as a bud, then opens to a soft candle-light yellow with such a full-bodied, rich fragrance.  Loved it!

The historic B&B we stayed at was so pretty, right out of yesteryear.  We sipped champagne on the porch on old, weathered wicker with down cushions. We relived the joys of friendship and the history we've shared for the past decades.

The breakfast was a delight with this "Puff Apple Pancake".  It looks difficult to make, but isn't!  It is so tasty and as you can see, so beautiful to serve.

Puff Apple Pancake

3 eggs; separate
3 Tablespoons flour
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Apples; Granny Smith preferred
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Core and slice apples very thin.  Mix with sugar and cinnamon and arrange on bottom of medium sized souffle dish (or casserole dish).
Beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Beat  yolks, flour and milk together and fold into egg whites. Gently pour on top of apples.
Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Invert so apples are on top. (Makes it's own sauce).

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