A Beef & Pork Rutabaga Pasty from Nylund’s Pasties in Crystal Falls, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula. Yes, Michigan does indeed have an Upper Peninsula.
A couple of my biggest pet peeves have to do with Michigan food writing in general. There are quite a few food writers here in the state and, make [...]
The view of the waterpark from the front-of-house at work.
After a couple decades in tech industries and avionics/electronics training in the Navy, after having entirely unstable employment positions where I never knew if a given day would be my last only because of circumstances outside my own control, I’ve finally given up on [...]
Note: The school lunch programs in this country and others irk me to no end. Administrators want to save money, federal and state authorities want to legislate the Hell out of it, and meanwhile the kids are driving to McDonald’s or finding a “chip shop” because the school lunches aren’t what they remotely like or [...]
So the idiots that owned that oil rig couldn’t pay to have a remote shut-off on the pipe on the floor of the Gulf. Now the continuous leak is endangering wildlife on the Gulf coast.
One reason I only buy Dawn dish soap is that, when you enter the activation code on the bottom [...]
The media and food bloggers alike are having what can easily be termed a “hissy fit” about KFC’s new Double Down sandwich, which will be available tomorow, April 12, 2010. In CNN’s coverage of KFC’s Double Down, author Kat Kinsman asks, “Is fat fare at fast foods going too far?” The article then lists [...]
For those wondering where I’ve been, the nosebleed from Hell from two years ago had a sequel this past Tuesday morning. Dr. Nciak had clipped the maxillary artery during one of the procedures back then, and the danged thing grew another branch. I’m writing this post from a hospital bed in Ann Arbor. This [...]
A couple weeks ago I mentioned the new NuVal Nutritional Scoring System being installed at Meijer stores, and that it was showing up locally. I’ve discovered Kathy Smith, the Toledo Blade’s food editor, had written a column on the subject on May 26th. However, once I read through her piece I just kinda sat there [...]
Following my Peeps rant from the other day, the bin on the right was given to me by Mary and Briahna this morning. Fortunately, it was a joke Easter basket, filled with Peep bath toys, a Peeps coloring project, a 24-piece Peep puzzle for 4-year-olds, and a few pounds of the creatures themselves. Behind [...]
At Beth’s wedding in May 2008, an army of Peeps readied itself for an attack on Minas Tirith …
The other day my daughter Briahna said the darndest thing. She said, “I like to leave Peeps out for about a week so they get stale”. Mary and I just looked at her funny. Why? Because [...]