Lake effect doesn’t always mean snow

Six wine glasses radiating  spoke-like from the table’s center await each guest prior to seating.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The dreaded “lake effect” that results oftentimes in heavy snows and brings dismay to most people, at the same time, is embraced by the Lake Michigan lakeshore vineyards and wine makers of Michigan. Their proximity to Lake Michigan and its prevailing westerly winds across 50 miles of open water, even […]

Food, Family, Fun — October 28, 2010

Local dentist takes stand against sweets this Halloween “Our goal is to collect a half ton of candy,” said Dr. Nylaan. Dr. Nylaan is leading this anti-decay movement by inviting the tooth fairy to his office to give out dollars, toothbrushes and toys in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. Also, the first 100 children will be […]

Caterer back in the kitchen with new ‘twist’

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Twisted Vine open for meals, American Spoon sales, catering by BETH ALTENA Laura (formerly Laura DeWilde) Cummings and Dawn Nelson cooked together for over a decade as the team that brought you DeWilde Catering. After a six-year hiatus the two are back in the kitchen together, this time in downtown Rockford at 51 Bridge Street, […]

The Ice Cream Shoppe at Rosies opens

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The Original Rosie’s Diner located on 14 Mile Rd. (M57) in Rockford is getting a new neighbor. The Ice Cream Shoppe at Rosie’s Diner is having its grand opening this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19. What began life as Uncle Bob’s Diner in Flint, Mich., is the original 1947-built Jerry O’Mahony dining car. The diner car […]

Marinara winner has background in food, plans to publish

Debbie Postma holds her winning certificate for her marinara sauce. The contest was part of Reds on the River’s Heirloom Tomato Festival held this summer.

Debbie Postma, winner of this year’s Heirloom Tomato Festival Marinara Sauce contest, said she is in the process of publishing her first cook book to share her culinary skills with others. Postma was the first prize winner in the contest which had over a dozen delicious entries. Chef Glen Forge of Red’s said Postma’s sauce […]