One of my favorite parts of summer in West Michigan is the farmer’s market. Many inspirations for cooking ideas are generated with just a stroll through the market. The best part about the farmer’s market is the seasonal change. At the beginning of the season in Michigan, options are limited and a lot of the … Continue reading Gardening in the City
“Mind your own beeswax!” It’s a saying that takes me back to when I was a kid. Whenever somebody was getting too nosy in your business or gave an opinion you didn’t ask for, you’d kindly reply to them to mind their own beeswax. Many tall tales of the origin of the phrase are out … Continue reading Mind Your Own Beeswax, Honey!
The very first time ever canning anything, I was bound and determined to make one of my favorite snacks, dill pickles. This was an entirely new concept to me, so it had to be done right. The brine was ready. The pickle chips were sliced and loaded into the jars. Let’s go! Bring on the … Continue reading Put a Lid on it and Can it
One of the first thoughts that comes to mind when you think of foraging in the state of Michigan may be an image of going deep in the woods and hunting for morel mushrooms or finding patches of wild berries near the many lakes and rivers the state has to offer. Sometimes, all you need … Continue reading Foraging for Mint, a Roadside Treasure
With the Memorial Day holiday that recently passed and the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day, it seemed like a good idea to honor the brave men and women that served in our armed forces. Some of them made the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect our freedoms. To sum up the memories of all these … Continue reading Award-Winning Chefs of the US Navy