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~ For the Love of Chocolate! ~

Written by Mary On January - 26 - 2016 0 Comment

Peanuts character Lucy Van Pelt once said, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” As February approaches, our thoughts turn to both – love and chocolate? Let’s explore a few delicious tidbits about our favorite treat: Chocolate comes from the cacao tree; one tree can produce nearly 2,000 pods each year. Animals love the sticky white pulp of the pod, while the Read More…


~ Levee High, Levee Strong ~

Written by Mary On January - 12 - 2016 0 Comment

As we’re nearly halfway through the first month of a new year, I already feel the need to sit back and count my many, many blessings! As many of you know, 2015 ended with much danger and tragedy, as the St. Louis area experienced flooding. Along several area rivers, many suffered devastating loss of life and property. I have prayed and continue to pray for those who were impacted by Read More…


~ Goodbye 2015! ~

Written by Mary On December - 29 - 2015 0 Comment

What a year 2015 has been! We’ve had many wonderful moments, and a few bittersweet ones as well. As I write this, I marvel at how many wonderful folks have come together across the area to join in the sandbagging efforts to protect Kimmswick and other area towns from flooding. The rain poured down this warm December week and the mighty Mississippi is still threatening. We have evacuated The Blue Read More…


~ Holiday Dreams ~

Written by Mary On December - 15 - 2015 0 Comment

Can you believe that Christmas is just 10 days away? Perhaps time flies this quickly because we are so busy! We’ve had many celebrations here in Kimmswick and each one has been simply the best. Our elves are busy baking to fill holiday orders and to bring a smile to the face of every dining guest. Just last weekend, we had a lovely dinner with Santa, and we will be Read More…


~ Merry December! ~

Written by Mary On December - 1 - 2015 0 Comment

Happy December, friends! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family, friends, and delicious food. We certainly did around here. If you haven’t been to Historic Kimmswick recently, the holiday spirit is here in full force. Our delightful town is decked out in dazzling lights and displays that add to the charm. It’s time to get out your calendars and mark down a date to visit us! Read More…


~ How to Order Your Thanksgiving Pies ~

Written by Mary On November - 10 - 2015 0 Comment

It’s shaping up to be marvelous Fall around here! We’re cheerfully preparing for a very busy holiday season. In 2011 we were featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, as a result we’ve become very good at preparing desserts for shipping. We’ve also been on The Today Show and several other television shows, plus numerous magazines. Recently People Magazine named The Blue Owl as one of the 5 Best Places Read More…


~ Happy Halloween! ~

Written by Mary On October - 27 - 2015 0 Comment

We had quite a weekend around here, celebrating Apple Butter Festival with over 100,000 people visiting our darling little town! Thank you to everyone who visited and worked so hard to make the festival a joyful success. Just in case you were so busy preparing for all things Apple Butter that you forgot – Halloween is just a few days away! If you’re scrambling to catch up, I thought I’d Read More…


Dreaming of Apple Butter

Written by Mary On October - 13 - 2015 0 Comment

If you live in our area, you will no doubt be amazed at the beauty of the autumn leaves; many trees are showing off some amazing colors. October is breezing past us as quickly as the leaves will soon fall. Thank you to all those who worked so very hard to make last weekend’s Witches Night Out event a success! I am ever so impressed by the creative costumes of Read More…


What Witches Wear

Written by Mary On September - 29 - 2015 0 Comment

Well, dear friends, September is almost over! With October comes a chill in the air and a spell over Kimmswick! Yes, it is almost time for Witches Night Out. This Be-Witching event takes place on October 10th from 3pm-9pm and I hope that you will join us. We want to see you dressed up and having a fa-BOO-lous time! My pretty, what will you wear? It’s time to assemble your Read More…


A Treasured Recipe

Written by Mary On September - 15 - 2015 0 Comment

There was a thrilling chill in the air this weekend! Though we expect to briefly return to summer temperatures before the month of September is over, the promise of fall brings a smile to my face. We’re looking forward to Witches’ Night Out, Apple Butter Festival, and many other autumn activities. For many of you, fall also brings you back from the grill and into the kitchen. We, of course, Read More…