Author Archives: Mandi

The Best Laid Plans…

For weeks I’ve planned to fulfill my commitment to eat local by heading to the Green Bay Farmers’ Market while I was there for Labor Day Weekend (and, of course, the Shawano County Fair, woot for small, hometown high school … Continue reading

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Eat Local Challenge – Surprises

As I begin this Eat Local Challenge (Day 2) I’ve come across a few surprises that I should have anticipated, yet, you know how things go… 1. It’s Hard! – My definition of “eating local” for this challenge is anything … Continue reading

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Eat Local Challenge – Day 1

Why can I never say “Eat Local Challenge” in anything other than the Ben Bailey Cash Cab voice? In my mind I usually hear it as “EAT LOOOCAL CHALLEEEEEEEEEEENGE!” and then fruitlessly wait for a trivia question. Today starts my … Continue reading

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Eat Local Resource Fair – Recap

This weekend I set the alarm early Saturday for a quick run to the Tosa Farmer’s Market before I had to truck across town to the Eat Local Resource Fair at the Urban Ecology Center. True to form I spent … Continue reading

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Eat Local Milwaukee – Blogger Challenge!

Ladies & Gentlemen, Get ready, heat up your Staubs, organize your spice cabinet, and let’s get cooking for the 4th annual Eat Local Challenge! We have been selected to be one of 5 food bloggers from the Milwaukee area to … Continue reading

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Football Grub – Super Bowl XLV

SUPERBOOOOOWL! Yeah. We’re excited. If you’ve been living under a rock, or just outside of Wisconsin, then maybe you don’t know that the Packers beat the Chicago Bears yesterday for a trip to Super Bowl XLV. Well Packers fans, we … Continue reading

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IronCupcake: Milwaukee Pro/Am Cupcake Clash

Here’s the deal, folks. On Sunday, February 13th I will be competing as an amateur in IronCupcake: Milwaukee’s Cupcake Clash. ¬†You can attend the event for $6 and taste all the cupcakes your little heart desires for $1 (each cupcake). … Continue reading

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The Hepburn

Okay, so I only named this burger The Hepburn because it’s topped with arugula (popular in Italian dishes) and Chevre (French goat cheese), and Audrey Hepburn is my favorite actress who happened to star in Funny Face (took place partly … Continue reading

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Brewer’s Concession Challenge

In case you didn’t already know, The Milwaukee Brewers are holding a contest for fans to create and submit concession-friendly recipes. The winner of the Brewers Concession Challenge will see his or her recipe sold at Miller Park concession stands … Continue reading

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Coffee BBQ Burger

When we were practicing for Sprecher Brewery’s Grilling With Beef contest, we came up with a few different burger recipes. We’re revisiting these recipes as we plan for the Brewer’s Concession Challenge. Basically, fans are able to submit recipes for … Continue reading

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