Memo to Jamika (Next Food Network Star contestant)

To: Jamika Pessoa From: Wisconsin Re: The Next Food Network Star USS Intrepid Challenge So the Food Network gives you Cheddar Cheese, beer, and kielbasa to make a “Wisconsin” dish for the soldiers on the USS Intrepid and you make some gluey potato casserole and you are supposed to be the next Food Network Star?  […]

One Local Summer Week 2: Poached Eggs, Canadian Bacon, Spinach and SarVecchio Parmesean

So Sunday morning while working in the yard I made a mental note that I absolutely had to get my One Local Summer blog post up and e-mailed to the regional coordinator in time for inclusion in this week’s mass posting after missing the deadline last week.  Then the day gets hectic and next thing […]

Brennan’s Markets are excellent, but….

Brennan’s Markets are a haven for fans of Wisconsin products, especially cheese. I shop at Brennan’s on a bi-weekly basis preferring their produce, especially fruit, to the flavorless, unripe crap found at most grocery stores. There isn’t a single store I have been in that lavishes the samples on their customers like Brennan’s either. You […]

Farmers’ Market Season is Upon Us

Across the state Farmers’ Markets are opening up this month. Two weeks ago the incomparable Dane County Farmers’ Market opened  and this Saturday several more will open up for the season including the Waukesha Farmers’ Market, held downtown along the Riverfront. While I love visiting other markets in the area, especially the Dane County Market at […]

Wisconsin: Kicking some ass at the American Cheese Society Competition

The Journal reports on the Awards won by Wisconsin Cheesemakers at the American Cheese Society Competition in Chicago.  Among the awards was Carr Valley’s “Snow White Goat Cheddar,” which won Best In Show, beating out 1,148 other American and Canadian cheese. Carr Valley’s Cave Aged Marisa was third runner up for Best In Show. Cheese […]