This morning we visited our first farmers’ market of the season, the Mineral Point Farmers’ Market. We got some spinach, leeks, butter lettuce, and asparagus as well as two packages of bacon (don’t judge) and all beef hotdogs for grilling out from Marr’s. It was wonderful to see familiar faces again and to meet some new ones.
This is the easiest and one of the most satisfying desserts I’ve ever made. We just got back from a trip to the UP (Upper Peninsula of Michigan). While the strawberry season here is over and summer is upon us, it is springtime up north and the berries have just started to ripen. We brought some [...]
Good morning sunshine! During this time of the year in particular, I start to get a little morning crazy. Just google “annoyingly perky” and you’ll get a picture of me grinning from ear to ear. I like to wake up early (earlier than the time my dog Ollie requires his morning belly rub), go for [...]
Creating a recipe for a month of Mac & Cheese was a fun challenge especially since I’ve rarely-if ever-actually made mac & cheese. I wanted to make something that was faithful to the traditional style, but I wasn’t even sure what that was! Luckily I had Keith around to help. He grew up on mac [...]
First, let’s just get this out of the way:
Packers won the Super Bowl!
Ahem. Anyways, I just wanted to give Mayor Dave (Cieslewicz) of Madison a shout out for his excellent choices of gifts to bring when he was invited to watch the Super Bowl at the White House. The snacks included:
Up next is Monroe, WI aka the “Limburger Cheese Capital of the USA”. The town is situated in the bountiful expanse of Green County where they claim to have some of the best cow’s milk in the country. With great cheese come the cheesemakers, many of them Swiss immigrants. Of the 34 cheese factories in [...]
Rush Creek Reserve is the new cheese from Uplands, only their second after the award winning Pleasant Ridge Reserve. Yesterday I was lucky enough to purchase a wheel of Rush Creek from Andy Hatch, their cheesemaker (he even said I was the first official customer). The cheese will be available at Fromagination in Madison within a few days [...]
So, I’m reading Tony Bourdain’s Medium Raw right now. In chapter 7 he’s talking about the changing face of fine dining in America and he quotes Jonathan Gold: “While nobody was paying attention, food quietly assumed the place in youth culture that used to be occupied by rock ‘n’ roll–individual, fierce, and intensely political”. This [...]
I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the nationwide recall of more than half a billion eggs. Buying locally produced eggs does not mean that one is absolutely safe from salmonella infection but the risk is greatly reduced. Compared to eggs from a small local farm, the chickens from these giant “egg factories” do not live [...]
A few weeks ago, we wrote an article for the Wisconsin Cheese Talk blog. We’re posting it here in case you missed it, and so we have a record of it on our site. Enjoy:
Many people know Joe Burns as the cheesemaker behind the Fayette Creamery line of artisanal cheeses from Brunkow Cheese (a 111 [...]