Monthly Archives: November 2014

Food in Review


Ride with me, by proxy via my taste buds, along a stretch of Highway 151 as I look at a duo of eateries, won’t you? By request of my editor, this month it’s a double-header of culinary critique. Not only do both locales share a motorway, but they connect to Wisconsinite’s eating habits by unique angles. Starting southerly, let’s first ... Read More »

New Zealand Wines


BY Kimberly Fisher Have you ever felt like you were on an island? Isolated? Alone? You are not alone. Many of us have felt this from time to time, but think of yourself as a grape, trying to survive on an Island. How would you adapt to your surroundings? Would there be enough for you to survive? New Zealand, known ... Read More »

Guilty Pleasures


BY Tricia Derge We all have our guilty pleasures. For some of us, those forbidden comforts happen to be food: guacamole and chips, bowls of popcorn, or pints of a favorite brew. Guess what? Today’s your lucky day! From avocados to beer, these eight guilty pleasures are both delicious and nutritious. 1. Avocado We’ve always been told to skip the ... Read More »

Bringing Fall Colors to Your Table


Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes ⅔ cup all purpose flour 15 oz pumpkin puree ¾ cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup evaporated milk 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda Whipped cream Preparation: Line a 12-cup muffin tin with lightly cooking spray foiled or silicone liners. Preheat oven to ... Read More »

Just Fare Market – Shop for gifts From Around the World


BY DOROTHY BLISKEY Going to the little community of Peebles to shop these days can be like a trip around the world. At least that’s the case when you step inside Just Fare Market. The store, located in Old Mill Plaza “mall” in tiny Peebles, is a world bazaar full of unique, high-quality handmade items. Those who create the various ... Read More »

Shakin’ It Up with Smokey Tomato Salsa


Spanish paprika is nothing like the flavorless red powder used to decorate deviled eggs, and it is even a step away from the delicious but decidedly different Hungarian paprikas. Spanish paprika is smoky and earthy — like having a little bit of wood fire in a can. Ingredients 1 cup distilled white vinegar 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 3 ... Read More »

Happy Birthday Pop-Tarts!


BY Tricia Derge Believe it or not, Pop-Tarts just celebrated their 50th birthday! And our favorite toaster pastry is still selling and tasting better than ever! And with every great product, there’s a great backstory. With some help from the folks at Kellogg’s I found out about the toaster pastry’s somewhat controversial beginnings to the fame it enjoys now as ... Read More »

From the DNR…


With a wet spring and delayed crop plantings this year, farmers need to plan ahead and use the tools at hand in case a late harvest and early freeze narrow the window for manure spreading this fall, advise officials with the departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. State officials warn field conditions in some parts of ... Read More »

Gobblefest Set To Rock The Shack


Gobblefest celebrates it’s “sweet sixteenth” the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 26th at The Shack in Fond du Lac. “Sixteen years of rockin’ bands and giving back to Fond du Lac,” says event organizer and 96-1 WTCX general manager, Terry Davis, “over $65,000 has been raised over the 15 previous years, and the money in turn is contributed to local ... Read More »

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