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stuffed french toast with raspberry sauce

morning star cafe, a little breakfast joint back home, is one of my favorite places to eat, ever. growing up, i would always order the stuffed french toast (sweetened cream cheese sandwiched between two thick pieces of french toast & … Continue reading

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arugula salad with pomegranate, avocado & blood oranges

lazy was last saturday’s theme song. after getting up early (hate), donning a suit (double-hate), eating breakfast with an apron on (yes, that’s how much i trust my ability to eat without dropping something on myself) & driving to milwaukee … Continue reading

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the baker’s window

today was a gorgeous morning for me to roll out of bed & take the long way to the winter farmer’s market. there, i bought beets, red potatoes, shiitake mushrooms & a couple heads of garlic. unfortunately for me, or … Continue reading

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lunch at the slow food cafe: apple gouda bacon sandwiches, beet salad & parsnip cupcakes

it’s no secret how much i love the slow food movement. i’m obviously a fan of food, but i’m an even bigger fan of food that’s grown & sold ethically, in a sustainable way that supports & respects the people … Continue reading

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restaurant week dinner at sardine

i hit the ground running when school started this week–editing deadlines began falling down all around me, like bombs almost. actually, bombs probably would’ve been better.  all this stress & busy work means i’ve had no time for the one … Continue reading

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new year’s eve at cygnus 27

each year, my parents insist that we stay home for new year’s eve & ring in the new year as a family. most of us kids typically disregard that request & go out with our friends for the holiday. this … Continue reading

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lunch with beth at mia & grace

something nice about being home is seeing friends you haven’t seen in awhile. tuesday morning i met beth, who was one of my best friends growing up, at a local coffee shop.  it was nice to catch up for hours over … Continue reading

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brunch at morning star cafe

this time of year, tradition seems to mean everything. although i’m not as enamored with tradition as say, justice scalia, eating at morning star cafe with all my siblings every time we’re home simultaneously is one of my favorite traditions of all.

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lunch at lazy jane’s with michelle & her sisters

while i was walking my pup yesterday, i looked up to see someone excitedly rushing toward me yelling “tina!” it was my delightfully free-spirited friend michelle, whose love of traveling & foreign languages has taken her to live in germany … Continue reading

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lunch at aldo’s cafe

wednesday, kari & i tried to go to slow food’s last cafe lunch, which was hosted in conjunction with the underground food collective. regrettably, the event was so popular that by the time we got there, all the food had sold … Continue reading

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