Monthly Archives: June 2015



I borrowed this favorite from Emeril Lagasse...I promise it’ll put you in mind to sit on the patio and shut out the rest of the world. Ingredients 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine 1/4 cup brandy 1/4 cup orange flavored liqueur (recommended: triple sec or Grand Marnier) 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 ... Read More »

Eating Dark Chocolate at Work INCREASES Productivity


Finally, some facts to back up what I’ve been claiming forever! If you start feeling soporific at work today, this new study might perk you up. The group of now pimply-faced scientists from Northern Arizona University have conducted a study, and concluded that eating a piece of dark chocolate may activate your brain in a way that helps increase your ... Read More »

Fast Eaters Are Mostly Men…


By Trish Derge Have you ever had a meal, seated across from your husband or boyfriend, and wonder to yourself, “Does he even taste what he’s eating? How does he manage to inhale all that in such a short span of time? He’s like a young wolf! I’d bet that if I reached my hand across the table in proximity ... Read More »

Wine before Bedtime


Have you ever finished your dinner, but then found yourself hungry close to bed time? You’re not alone – plenty of us feel the need to snack as the night progresses, and luckily, studies have deduced the perfect nightcap: wine! Recent studies have pointed out that wine can help diabetics, and improve your sex, but apparently, wine is also a ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


BY Kimberly Fisher What island are you on? As we come into the summer months, wouldn’t it be amazing to explore the world, take on many adventures and surround yourself with great wine? I can take you there. Though it may be through the exploration of wine growing islands, I will show you the true beauty and define the best ... Read More »

Year of the Rabbit


BY Bonni Miller Backyard chickens? Sure. But today’s homesteading buzz is all about the backyard rabbit. Rabbits grow quickly, using proportionately a fraction of the water and other environmental resources of larger animals. They are easily housed and handled, and are an excellent and prolific source of uber-healthy protein. Unlike chickens, they’re very quiet. And these small, famously amorous animals are ... Read More »

Goldilock’s Revenge


BY Steve Lonsway Typically when our team samples beer to write this fine article, we go out and purchase the beer or look at our in-house stock and find one that jumps out at us. We do this so that you, the consumer is able to understand what drove us to the particular brewery or style. It may be a ... Read More »

Midwest Sunsplash Music Festival


August 7th – 8th 2015 The night Unity the Band played the first event in the brand new waterfront pavilion in Sister Bay, Door County, an idea was born. Paige Funkhouser, from the Sister Bay Advancement Association and Pita Katobalavu, the leader of Unity chatted after the show about bringing a reggae and world music festival to Sister Bay, creating ... Read More »

Humbert’s Toucans, Ice Cream Bowls & Betty Boop


By Amber McCord I had to ask what is up with the toucan that keeps showing up in Brian Humbert’s paintings? His art seems rather random, but loud and clear. I wondered if there was a specific symbolism behind it all? “Well years ago...when I lived in San Francisco near the university,” Brian said “there was a pet store, and ... Read More »

Education Opportunities at the Energy Fair


This is the 26th year that The Energy Fair is taking place in Custer, Wisconsin. Why come to Custer this June? One reason is the amazing amount of workshops that are free with admission; The Fair has plenty of opportunities for people of all backgrounds: Free, one hour workshops $30, three hour extended workshops Free continuing education for solar professionals ... Read More »

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