Author: Michael Martens

Apple Butter: Slow Cooker Style

A trip to the apple orchard is a penultimate fall activity. Picking fresh apples, sipping hot cider; maybe enjoying an apple treat. But our latest excursion also resulted in a copious supply of apples. So what to do? Make apple butter. If you never had apple butter, you are missing a sublime experience. It’s like autumn in a little jar. Sweet and tart, with the taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of cloves. I like to spread the stuff on pancakes and french toast. For my wife, it’s an integral component of her Danish Aebleskiver. Apple butter isn’t...

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Mixed red and white roasted beets

Imagine my surprise. The wife brings home a bag of beets from the farmers market, and mixed in with the traditional red beets are two large white beets. Once you peel away their dark red skins you find white flesh with red striations. If is wasn’t for that hint of red, they’d easily be mistaken for turnips. But these where all beet, with the same earthy flavor you’d expect from their crimson brethren. Well, the whole batch got cubed up and seasoned with kosher salt and rosemary for a roasted mid week side dish. Enjoy. Roasted Beets with Rosemary...

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Now Open: Fat Joe’s Pizzeria

Lights are on and cars in the parking lot, it’s the sign that Fat Joe’s Pizzeria (1716 Grand Ave, Wausau) had their soft opening on Wednesday evening. Initial reports are favorable, we’ll give you a full review later. Fat Joe’s Pizzeria 1716 Grand Ave Wausau, WI...

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Taste of Autumn

Hanuman Express, Wausau’s bright orange Asian inspired food truck is serving these apple filled won tons at the last blast downtown concert on the 400 block. Drizzled with caramel sauce, can you say...

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