Lavender Honey Glazed Carrots

The Milwaukee's Winter Farmers Market over the weekend, hosted by the Mitchell Park Domes, had a really impressive number of vendors and quality products. In addition to the ground elk meat which became Swedish meatballs, and Bison summer sausage from Lakeview Buffalo Farm, there was also a good selection of sprouts, root vegetables, apples, and [...]


Grilled Cheese Sandwich #1

With Thomas Keller's sage advice to consider the grilled cheese "a blank canvas", we share three recent creations, each in separate posts. Our first begins with a unique cheddar, Deer Creek's Vat 17, which is a specialty cheese produced for, and distributed by, the folks at The Artisan Cheese Exchange. Chris and Julie Gentine founded [...]

Venison Tenderloin with Dried Cherry Gastrique

A gift of beautiful venison tenderloins from a good friend inspired this dish along with a helping of beautiful dried cherries. I particularly love fruits in a savory sauce with tender meats. The rich, game flavors of venison here are offset by not just the cherries but the tang of vinegar and the sweetness of [...]

New Restaurants Added – Grand Rapids, MI

Let me tell you this – the Backwoods Bastard is definitely one of the finest brews I have ever had. Complex, lingering, hauntingly good. It just may be the best brew in Grand Rapids, MI, and given that Grand Rapids has been named Beer City USA in a poll run by the guru of home [...]

New Purveyors Added

We're happy to announce that we have added three new sources to our Purveyors page, two processed meat sources and one for smoked fish. In Port Washington, WI there is a small, white storefront tucked back off the main street, where you can find a variety of Great Lakes area fish that have been brined [...]