Category Archives: Food

Geode cake tutorial

Okay, I’ll probably never make this, but I love rocks, took a year of geology in college, and think this geode cake looks like a lot of fun. How inventive!

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Groovy Butter

I was making toast for breakfast and liked the look of grooves left behind when I sliced through the butter. Wondered how it would look if all you could see were the grooves. A little fuzzy in terms of resolution, … Continue reading

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Unhappy Birthday

Taken near the NE corner of Jefferson and Wisconsin in downtown Milwaukee on a Saturday morning in early August. There’s a story here. I’m guessing it’s a sad one.

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Changes at MSOE – A snapshot of the old and the (very) new

Walking back to my office from the scholarship luncheon today (a really nice event where MSOE scholarship sponsors and recipients get to meet over a meal), I noticed the old Blatz Brewing Company logo atop MSOE’s Alumni Partnership Center. The … Continue reading

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Cool things for the kitchen

I just happened to notice these new products (I think they’re new, anyway) when I was at the grocery store this afternoon. I have to give Reynolds credit; they’ve solved some irritating problems that have annoyed me for years. Have … Continue reading

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More interesting stuff about pigeons and people

After my post on dovecotes ran a few days ago, my friend, colleague, and fellow blogger Sally Cissna published a really fascinating blog post about the relationship between humans and pigeons a century ago. Her post contains several old newspaper … Continue reading

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Of dovecotes and pigeonholes and ortolans and extinction

In reading a novel set in England around 1815 this past week, I followed two characters into a “dovecote” that had fallen into disrepair. I’d heard that term before and vaguely associated it with some kind of architectural feature similar … Continue reading

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Condiment Innovation

This is really small in the grand scheme of things, but still I’m super impressed with Heinz’s new ketchup packet. My younger daughter had a doctor’s appointment the other day, and on the way home we stopped at Culver’s. This … Continue reading

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Remo’s Footlong Hotdogs

A visit home is not complete without a stop “in town” (because my parents live somewhat “out”) at Remo’s for a footlong hotdog with sauce. They keep frozen pint containers in back, so it’s easy to take some home to … Continue reading

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The French Quarter

Well, a very busy day at the actual conference yesterday, so the “French Quarter” post isn’t going up till today. My co-author Cindy and I presented our paper, and I think we have a great topic that I hope to … Continue reading

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