Archive for July, 2013

Coarse salt, fine salt, pink salt, sea salt, salt flakes all make shopping for salt as fussy as shopping for shoes! The latest addition to the salt shelf is salt flakes. These have been around for a long time but usually available only to restaurant chefs. Not any more! Salt   Read More ...

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Just the other day our son and his fiancé were out in the yard pressing our early apples for juice so they could make some hard cider. We have had this old cider press in our shed for years. We bought it at an auction and have used it a   Read More ...

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  Much to my family’s delight, July brings blueberry season to most of the Midwest. Blueberry farms have increased in number over the past few years as varieties have been developed to better suit Midwest growing seasons. Blueberry Buckle is a favorite and reminds me of when my kids were   Read More ...

  Crabby Bill’s is a small burger/bar with big flavor! The restaurant/bar offers delicious burgers, fries, and sandwiches in the lakeshore community of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The food tastes great and is very affordable. The simplicity of the food and Crabby Bill’s itself is part of its success and charm.   Read More ...

Categories: Favorite Places

During blueberry season, this blueberry farm in central Wisconsin is one of my favorite places! It is a gen!. Chet’s offers 11 acres of blueberries. Blueberries is what they do and do well. There is no cute gift shop, no crafts for sale, and no fruit except blueberries. Chet, the   Read More ...

Categories: Favorite Places

Condiment cups are the handiest little kitchen helpers. Often when preparing ingredients for a recipe I like to measure out the ingredients prior to mixing everything together. The condiment cups work perfectly for this. Perhaps the best use for individual condiment cups is for salad dressing ‘on the side’. Each   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

For over 130 years the LeClair family has been fishing the waters of Lake Michigan and selling their fresh catches, smoked fish, and fish products in the small town of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The family operation continues to offer locals, travelers, and fish enthusiasts a variety of fish. The Susie   Read More ...

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July means sweet corn! Never being a corn zealot who waits anxiously for the first sweet corn to appear so I can slather it in butter and salt and wolf it down ear after ear, I still love fresh sweet corn but not on the cob! Sweet corn salad is   Read More ...

Husking sweet corn is a pain, pure and simple. The husks come off easily enough but the silk sticks and clings and it seems no matter how picky I am in removing it all, there is still a straggler once it is time to eat the corn or cut it   Read More ...

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  Early summer brings fresh peas to gardens, farmers markets, and grocers everywhere. I have vivid memories of driving out in the country as a little girl with my mother until we found a farm field with pea picking equipment hard at work. We always called them pea viners. We   Read More ...

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