Author Archive | Michael Martens

Tom and Jerry at the Domino Bar Wausau

In Praise of the Tom and Jerry

A longtime holiday drink favorite of mine is the Tom and Jerry. This drink consists of a frothy meringue that floats in a mug of hot water, rum and brandy. Add a sprinkle of nutmeg on the top and you have the perfect holiday drink, warming the heart and the body at the same time. The Tom […]

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Wausau’s Potter’s Fields

When the indigent, or unknown pass away, where do their bodies go? Historically, communities set aside potter’s fields- a common grave, or place of burial for the indigent or unknown. In the Pine Grove cemetery in Wausau, three such potter’s fields can be found, the largest of which is located in the far southeast corner, behind […]

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Spatchcock Grilled Chicken

Ahhh, summertime. With the warm summer weather, it couldn’t be a better time to get out of the kitchen and fire up the grill to enjoy some outdoor cooking. Actually, I never put the grill away, but I certainly do enjoy grilling a lot more when it’s 78 degrees than 5 degrees. Chicken is a […]

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