WSV’s Deborah Haak-Frost writes, “There’s more than a twinge of disappointment as I harvest the last of the tomatoes. Remote work has a glamorous aspect when carried out from the patio, barefooted in the dappled shade. And as the angle of light changes through our west-facing glass door, it has a way of giving the cat hair and dust bunnies on the dining room floor a nice glow at sunset.”
WSV’s Steph Hightree writes. “Making dinner for my family is frustrating. I make two meals each evening, one for my son and one for the rest of my family. But the other day we had a breakthrough. […] My son, my very picky, my very particular son tried a cheeseburger for the first time!”
WSV’s Beca Welty writes, “If Bird Dog isn’t already on your list of Southwest Michigan restaurants to frequent, make note now. This establishment is busier than ever with their tantalizing brunch, lunch, and dinner menu and their options of dine-in or reservations for an igloo. Their dessert menu is also constantly updating and their social media presence is an excellent place to stay well informed on all new additions to their offerings. Pack up your appetite and head to Bird Dog in Mattawan for an unforgettable dining experience!”
Haley talks do it yourself home renovations and White Cake Cookies in this month’s Haley Homemaker.
WSV’s Beca Welty writes, “February in southwest Michigan might seem like an impossible time to enjoy your favorite meal on the deck of your ideal restaurant, but Martell’s in Kalamazoo has transformed that dream into a reality. Like a few of their sister restaurants in the Millennium group, Martell’s has installed cozy igloos for outdoor dining, and I was one of the lucky few to indulge in the experience.”
The NODE (Niles Outdoor Dining Experience) has been voted “Kalamazoo and Southwestern Michigan’s Best Outdoor Dining” by MLive and its readers. Over the weekend, Watershed Voice caught up with Niles Mayor Nick Shelton via email to learn more about The NODE, and the impact it has had on Niles’ restaurants.
This month Haley Homemaker shows you how to make Zuppa Toscana Soup.
WSV Columnist Deborah Haak-Frost writes, “I have a veritable gaggle of winter squashes amassing in my kitchen, all waiting patiently to fill roasting pans and crockpots for the long cold season. Their soft-skinned, warm-weather cousins have disappeared, but these hard-shelled, firm-fleshed troopers stick around.”
With the help of his sister Barbara Humes, who is retired after 31 years with IAC Mendon and has been baking and catering just as long, Ralph Humes resurrected R. Stanley’s, which used to call 618 South Main Street home some 20 years ago as a dine-in and takeout spot. R. Stanley’s returned this week in the form of a pop-up diner, operating out of Venue 45 in downtown Three Rivers, making family meals to-go.
A “Trunk-or-Treat” event at YMCA Camp Eberhart took place this weekend, drawing several hundred carloads of trick-or-treaters. Families came in vehicles of all kinds from St. Joseph County, surrounding counties, and northern Indiana to take part in the socially distanced Halloween event. Roughly 40 organizations and private individuals hosted “trunks,” wherein they passed out candy to the families that came from the trunks of their vehicles. Some set up elaborate Halloween displays.
YMCA Camp Eberhart, located on the shore of Corey Lake west of Three Rivers, will be hosting a Halloween “Trunk-or-Treat” event this Saturday, October 31. Families will be able to tour slowly through the camp in their cars, and more than 40 individuals, groups, and organizations will be on hand to pass out treats. Event organizers say children and adults are welcome and encouraged to arrive in costume. The event is free and open to anyone.
Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Three Rivers is hosting a food truck event in its parking lot this Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the “IC Boosters,” which is the school’s parent-teacher organization. Four trucks will be featured in what Principal Sharon Voege says is an opportunity to be social and socially distanced at the same time.
The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce’s (TRACC) Fall Color Tour will take place as usual this Sunday, October 11, albeit with some modifications. A a range of fall activities will be available, maintaining an annual tradition that has been ongoing since the 1950s.
The Three Rivers Lions Club’s ever-popular Ox Roast which normally takes place during the annual Three Rivers Water Festival in June, will instead occur in the form of a drive-through event in September at the Lions Club facility on Sixth Street.
When the Riviera Theatre Bar reopens this Wednesday, it will offer a new feature: sidewalk seating. The bar […]
Who else is over these hot summer days? These wonton cups would make a nice lunch or appetizer before dinner. Maybe if you make enough of them you can even have them for dinner! They’re so light and not too filling. Perfect summer food for sitting on your porch or under the gazebo.
“I love this jalapeño poppers recipe for a few different reasons—one, they’re very easy to make (not a lot of ingredients); two, they’re great for entertaining and finally, my favorite part, you can prep and assemble them ahead of time and pop them in the oven whenever you want!”
This week I’m coming at you with my first cleaning hack. If you are anything like me then I know that you have some rubber spatulas and spoons that have been hanging out in your kitchen tool drawer for years that are probably looking a little dingy and stained. I found lots of different solutions online to solve this but the three I chose are made out of things that you probably have in your house right now.