Michigan’s Guide to Local Cooking {Book Review}


This book has been in my “to review” pile for quite some time; it came out more than a year ago. Written by Susan Clemente of Spring Lake, who also did the photography, this book is a delight for anyone with the slightest interest in cooking local in Michigan. When reading cookbooks, sometimes it’s tempting […]

Michigan Craft Beer “Enthusiasts” Offered Fall & Winter Brewery Tours

PRESS RELEASE One of the benefits of membership in the Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” program is special VIP tours and tastings at member breweries around the state. To participate in one of these special tours, one must be a current Enthusiast member – a group dedicated to celebrating the growing craft beer industry in the […]

Fork Fest Recap

I came, I saw, I ate. I talked. I ate some more. I talked some more. I ate some more. I left with a basil plant. It did my soul good. I saw smiles on chefs, farmers, artisans, and eaters as they enjoyed the food. I laughed with my friends. I regretted that there was […]

Win Two Tickets to Fork Fest!

I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited for this Thursday’s Fork Fest! Keep reading to learn how you can win a pair of tickets for yourself.

“Lord of the Gourd” Takes Agri-Artist Show on the Road

Be awed and inspired this harvest season with the intricate artwork demonstrations by custom pumpkin carver Pat Harrison – the self-proclaimed “Lord of the Gourd.” Harrison, who hails from Allegan County and currently resides on the Leelanau Peninsula, showcases his creative carving skills at throughout the state in the coming months. The schedule is below.

Arts & Eats 2012: A Self-Guided Agri-Cultural Driving Tour

Frona's Pantry in Gull Lake

It’s time again for the Arts & Eats tour! As you might know, I’m originally from Allegan County, so this self guided tour of Allegan and Barry Counties is in my home turf. From the press release: More than 60 West Michigan artist studios, galleries, farms and restaurants – nearly double the number from last […]

Taste of Michigan brings 20 food bloggers to Grand Rapids | The Rapidian

  I posted over at The Rapidian today, sharing what I did on Saturday. It was great eating my way through Grand Rapids! Here’s a link to the article: Taste of Michigan brings 20 food bloggers to Grand Rapids | The Rapidian.  

Exploring Northern Michigan by Motorcycle #PureMichigan


DH and I took a long weekend exploring northern Michigan by motorcycle, stopping at some fun and delicious diners along the way.

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