My dearest friend Gitta gave me four beautifully designed Oktoberfest mugs. Gitta, Norbert, Jim, and I all attended Oktoberfest together several years ago. Every year an artist's design for a coffee mug is selected and that vessel represents Oktoberfest for that year. At the end of a very long and exciting day, Gitta insisted we … Continue reading Petite Octoberfest Mugs
Today after class, I had a serious craving for the a full on hamburger and a beer. Luckily, I live in probably the best city in the world for those two particular things. So the hard part wasn't finding a place to get them. The hard part is picking one of the many options. I … Continue reading New semester, new places to eat.
Two things I am really crazy about are polenta and eggplant, so why not combine them. I searched Google for recipes with "eggplant" and "polenta" and came up with one from NYT Cooking. If you recall from some previous posts, we had some butternut squash left over so I decided to make the recipe but … Continue reading Polenta with Tomato Eggplant Sauce
Up here in our little lake house in the North Woods of Wisconsin, we have a small one-person kitchen. In it resides the "Stove from Hell." Don't get me wrong, it is a great little stove; it's just that it gets SO HOT!. The burners warm up really fast and even though they can go … Continue reading The Stove from Hell
Once again, up here in Wisconsin, we are seeing lots of squash in the stores and farm stands. Laura saw a post on Reddit about this Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon soup, so we thought we would try it. Found a recipe on the internet that called for the addition of goat cheese, but we … Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Soup
Sorry I've been away for several weeks. My Mom (Elfrieda Sigmund) died several weeks ago. It was swift, not particularly unexpected, but merciful. We arrived in WI to find her very sick, moved her to an assisted living home, and she passed away only four days later. So now we have a cautionary tale to … Continue reading RIP Elfrieda F. Sigmund Born June 11, 1929 Died August 29, 2018