Last Saturday we stopped by the Spring Green Farmer’s Market at the Yellow Barn Farm booth to say hello to our friend Rebecca. We bought a box of striped roma tomatoes to make our annual tomato confit and she gave us a big bunch of mountain mint for free. She suggested that we make some mojitos. [...]
Recently I was asked by my friend Rachel in Cleveland to do a write up of my favorite pizza place for her blog CLEZZA. We’ve already written twice about Cafe Porta Alba on Driftless Appetite in 2009 and 2010 so I think it’s about time to do another one. Go check it out!
Pizza Pizza Pizza
The final post in our ‘Cheese Tour’ series see Parts I, II, & III) takes us to L’Etoile in Madison for a memorable meal hosted by chef Tory Miller and with guest cheesemaker Brenda Jensen of Hidden Springs Creamery in Westby, WI. Tory is the finest chef in Wisconsin and Leslie and I both [...]
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:
Cafe Porta Alba has experienced an upshot in popularity since relocating to the more trendy Hilldale last year. Just a few steps from the Sundance Cinemas and various boutiques, the restaurant is a top choice for theater-goers and shoppers not only for its proximity but by it’s friendly atmosphere and consistent preparation of top quality food. Once in awhile on Friday [...]
Why is it that we love to eat out? What is it we’re really looking for when we go to a restaurant? It can’t be just the food. I can cook for myself. It can’t be because we don’t have to do the dishes if we eat out (although that’s part of it). [...]