Author Archive | 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 54403

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