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Take the time out of homemade beef ragu and pasta

September 6, 2014 A true ragu takes time, and time is something in short supply at the start of the new school year. more »»

Picnic extraordinaire

August 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — There’s no wrong way for an American worker to celebrate Labor Day, but picnics have been a historical part of the festivities since the first Labor Day was celebrated 132 years ago. more »»

Baking pies not a strong suit of mine

August 30, 2014 When I started my cooking classes at Northern Michigan University, we had weekly sessions focusing on a specific cooking topic. One of the weeks, we concentrated on baking. more »»

Wild and plentiful

August 23, 2014 MARQUETTE — Most people are accustomed to finding produce neatly collected and arranged in the grocery store, but in the Upper Peninsula, where thimbleberries and other edible native plants are... more »»

Preserving food for the long winter

August 23, 2014 My 3-year-old daughter and I have been reading “Blueberries for Sal” often this summer. Most people have probably read this classic 1948 children’s book. more »»

New wine choices?

August 23, 2014 Fancy some furmint? How about a nice glass of grillo? If you've never heard of either, chances are you will. Wine lists are getting a makeover as producers all over the world make a play for U.S. more »»

Berry Streusel Breakfast Muffins

August 23, 2014 2 cups flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup butter, melted (or canola oil) 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 cup thimbleberries Streusel: Combine 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cu... more »»

Going Vegan

August 16, 2014 MARQUETTE — Negaunee just got a new grocery store, and its selection may surprise you. more »»

Back to school: Gearing up for lunch

August 16, 2014 Ready for another 180? Sure, you've braced your kids for the early mornings. You've bought them their shoes and shirts and binders and book covers. more »»

Create a dish from another land - it’s fun

August 16, 2014 Creating a savory dish from another land, this is what I do, I usually do it without traveling there and you can too! The research for a recipe is only a Google awa. more »»


August 9, 2014 MARQUETTE — The French Revolution started in a coffee shop, as owner and founder of Dead River Coffee Theo McCracken pointed out. “Coffee has changed the world significantly,” McCracken explained. more »»

Hard to beat blueberries picked in U.P.

August 9, 2014 Blueberry picking is a tradition here. more »»

From the Co-Op kitchen

August 9, 2014 Wild Blueberry Coulis Makes 6 servings 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen 4 t sugar or honey A squeeze of lemon juice 1. more »»

For good health: People with celiac disease make changes in diet

August 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette resident Em Masterson, 25, didn’t know why she was so tired all the time. She’d been on medication for narcolepsy since she was 15, but it wasn’t really helpin. more »»

Vegetables blossom on dessert menus

August 2, 2014 Eat your veggies or no dessert? How about eat your vegetables AS dessert? And we’re not talking grandma’s zucchini bread. (Not that there’s anything wrong with tha. more »»

Learning to preserve

July 26, 2014 MARQUETTE — The benefits of preserving food are numerous. more »»

There are many ways to eat healthy

July 26, 2014 What does it mean to eat well? I teach cooking classes at the Marquette Food Co-op, and I’ve learned that what constitutes “healthy” is a very broad spectrum of diets and lifestyles. more »»

With veggies, small can sometimes turn out to be better

July 26, 2014 AP —?Truman Capote famously told friends that the very wealthy eat better vegetables — tiny ones. So there’s another plus for gardening: It’s easier to eat the way the super-rich d. more »»

Craft cocktails can be found in the Upper Peninsula

July 19, 2014 MARQUETTE — Since opening last August, Das Steinhaus has enjoyed a positive reception for its homemade German and European cuisine. more »»

Ways to approach the farmers market

July 19, 2014 A couple of weeks ago, I was working on a story about the new Veggie Mobile associated with the Quad-Cities Food Hub and the Freight House Farmers' Market. more »»



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