Cordelia is a mutual friend of mine and Dan’s. We all met in our freshman chemistry course, and she is going to be the officiant in our wedding. She just finished getting ordained, and is just waiting for her sponsorship letter so that she, as a Minnesota resident, can marry us in Wisconsin in May.
Corde transferred to the University of Minnesota during our sophomore year, so we don’t see her as often as we’d like. Our tradition is to meet up at Cafe Latte in St Paul whenever Dan and I are back in the Twin Cities…and today was the day!
I had the Cafe Classic salad, which was delicious as always. I am particularly a fan of the Creamy Fresh Herbed dressing I had on the side.
With a cup of the split pea cilantro soup. There were lots of veggies other than split peas in there. While it was good, it wasn’t what I was expecting to get when I ordered!
And a focaccia roll. Yum.
After exploring the little shops in the surrounding area for a few hours, I was off to the Galleria in Edina for my first blogger meet-up!
Why do I love Good Earth? This is from the “About” page on their website:
Everything we believe comes down to one thing: The more direct our connection to the planet, the better off we are.
That’s why we cook in harmony with the seasons. And why we’re fanatical about freshness and passionate about purity. It’s why we’re partial to local growers and organic suppliers; and anti-factory farming, hormones and antibiotics.
Responsibly grown ingredients, carefully handled and lovingly prepared, are better for our health. They’re better for the environment. And – more than anything else – they just taste better. Naturally.
Maybe that’s why Citysearch.com counseled health-minded diners to come to the Good Earth for food that’s “so good, so natural, so close to the earth,” writes Citysearch.com, “that it doesn’t need much augmentation.”
Good Earth receives plenty of adulation, however. From the critics who praise the quality of our ingredients to the event planners who favor our delicious party platters, legions of loyal guests make Good Earth their first choice for hearty, healthy everyday eating.
Dan and I went there for lunch yesterday, and Melissa & I met up for an afternoon snack there today…yum!
Today, I had the Beta-CARROTene juice and we split the Artichoke Dip. The juice was freshly juiced carrots and oranges, and came out a neon-orange color! Drinking their juice has solidified my thought to put a juicer on our registry!
The food and drink was delicious, and the company was superb! The awesome thing about blogger meet-ups is that you don’t have the awkward ‘get-to-know-you’ period… you already know each other from reading each other’s blogs!
Thanks, Mellissa, for such a great time this afternoon!
Don’t worry, I didn’t forget to choose a winner for the Tomato Mountain Giveaway!
The winner is comment #4… Morgan of Live, Love, Eat and Play
Morgan, send me your address and I’ll get your winnings to you!