I read a few days ago that this is supposed to be the most depressing week of the year with the upcoming Monday being the worst day, “Blue Monday”. In addition, it will be a frigid 2 °F with wind chills getting to negative 20. A leftover from our holiday celebrations was a bottle of [...]
The fair weather has been teasing us a bit here in SW Wisconsin. Not too long ago the temperature soared up to the high 50′s but now it’s gone back to below freezing. Yesterday morning Keith and I braved the biting cold breezes to visit our friend Rebecca Claypool at Yellow Barn Farm. The farm sits in [...]
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:
We’re doing a bit of catching up here at the Driftless Appetite. Here is part two of our southwest Wisconsin cheese tour last October sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. (See part one here.) We got the chance to visit Willi Lehner, a Swiss-American cheesemaker at Bleu Mont Dairy in the small village of Blue Mounds. [...]
The smoked sturgeon we bought a few weeks ago from Valley Fish started a very interesting conversation about conservation (say that three times fast) in our house that I thought would be interesting to bring here. As you may know, many species of sturgeon are threatened or endangered. In fact, the sturgeon family (Acipenseridae) has [...]
How to tell it’s springtime in Wisconsin?
1. It’s 45 degrees out and all the houses along my street have their windows open.
2. The minute the last fistful of snow melts, my neighbor Mr. R revs up his lawn mower and works on his yard.
3. There is an aroma of HAPPY COWS in the air.
4. When Keith is chasing, [...]