breakfast

What They Made: Picnic table

 MVH works on one half of our picnic table.   Milwaukee is a picnic table town. Drive around and spy on backyards, and you’ll see it’s true. We have a nice concrete patio — nothing fancy — and until this weekend, its only occupant was a bird feeder on a shepherd’s hook. Two benches convert […]


Breakfast for dinner

It’s Friday night, and it’s breakfast time. Breakfast for dinner was a regular occurrence for me growing up. My parents had an old (even in the ’80s) waffle iron that made four 4-by-4-inch waffles at a time. I don’t recall their preferred box mix, but it always was tasty. Toppings frequently included peanut butter, bananas, […]

Time out, time in

Slabs of delicious quick bread are a pretty good reason to get up in the morning. Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” suite was my baking soundtrack recently. I made quick bread between pirouettes, MVH dropping by from time to time to join the dance. It was relaxing and silly, everything you could want a baking experience to be […]

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