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The Only 6 Food Trends You Need to Know for 2015


BY Tricia Derge With all due respect to sports geeks, music freaks, stock jocks, and teenage girls, there is no group more obsessed with The Next Big Thing conversation than food people. The “restaurant trends for 2015” predictions aren’t just coming now; they’ve been coming, steadily, since before Halloween. Press releases, slideshows, listicles in trades and foodie magazines all aimed at ... Read More »

Girl Scouts go Gluten-Free!


Good news, Girl Scout Cookie fans (a.k.a. everyone): There are three new flavors joining the cookie lineup for 2015! The GSUSA says that Toffee-tastic, Trios and Rah-Rah Raisins are available this selling season, which is going on right now through the end of April. Toffee-tastic (buttery cookies with toffee bits) and Trios (peanut butter, chocolate chips and whole grain oats) are both gluten-free, ... Read More »

Wild Mushroom Risotto


BY Davies Wakefield Risotto with Morel Mushrooms and Pinot Noir My mother used to tell me about her childhood in Eureka, Illinois during the depression when she would go out into the woods on the Pifer’s family farm to hunt for morels. In those days the family never ate the morels fresh, but dried them and used them in chicken ... Read More »

Starting a New Adventure

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BY Steve Lonsway As we start out on our newest adventure, beer writing that is, we try to imagine what will keep the reader’s attention through the end of what we have put forth. We found this to be a fantastic opportunity presented to us by The Scene. Taylor and I are part of the Brew team of Stone Arch ... Read More »

Chocolate, Diamonds Star in ‘Fantasy’ Event

Sweet Treats cupcakes team stands ready to greet chocolate lovers at the 2014 Chocolate Fantasy event.  This year’s event, the 19th annual Chocolate Fantasy, is set for January 25.

Soroptimist Chocolate Fantasy Gala Jan. 25 By Renee DuFore Russell Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they run a close race with chocolate. On Sunday, January 25, chocolate and chocolate diamonds will pair up as the main attractions at Chocolate Fantasy. This showcase of all things chocolate is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fond du Lac. Held at ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


BY KIMBERLY FISHER Another year is upon us and there is no need to stop your journey into the world of wine. Embrace your strides in 2014 with exploration and dabbling with varietals you may not have considered before. To start 2015, let’s take a deeper look into the wines of Washington State. There are 11 American Viticulture Areas in ... Read More »

You spent how much at the grocery store?


BY Tricia Derge Are you still spending too much money even with coupons? Maybe that’s because some of your own shopping habits are making you buy more and spend more. Here’s a list of bad grocery shopping habits you should get rid of once and for all! Not checking what’s left in your pantry and fridge: Before you head to ... Read More »

Barrel Aged Cocktails


See those barrels sitting to the right of Cannova’s Pizzaria bartender, Alan Kolbeck? They’re more than just countertop decorations. Each is the canister for a unique mixture, a combination of professional drink mixing expertise and old fashioned brew-mastery Kolbeck calls barrel aged cocktails. J: Let’s first talk about what the idea behind all this is and tell me a little ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


BY KIMBERLY FISHER With snow filling the air, and the winter chill setting in it’s time to begin thinking about the holiday entertaining. With so many selections of still, sparkling and sweet wines to choose from, wouldn’t it be great if there was a magical formula for someone to do all the wine pairing and suggestions for you? This holiday ... Read More »

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