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!”
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution Tuesday recognizing the philanthropic efforts of Robert and Marilee Yoder who recently donated $10,000 to St. Joseph County Veterans’ Affairs.
Doug and Alek are joined by Watershed Voice Columnist Haley Hogoboom (Haley Homemaker) to discuss Lady Gaga‘s recent harrowing experience, how to gain confidence in the kitchen, do it yourself remodeling, their favorite cooking and baking shows, and the art of being your spouse’s brand manager.
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.”
WSV’s Michael “Hogey” Hogoboom writes, “Truly, Starbucks is not your place to go for quality artisan coffee. You’ll never hear a coffee connoisseur mention the Seattle-based chain as their favorite place. It’s really more of the gateway toward good coffee in most people’s experience, and again—isn’t that similar to Budweiser? Many beer drinkers tried a domestic lager long before summoning the courage to try their first IPA.”
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.
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.
When the Riviera Theatre Bar reopens this Wednesday, it will offer a new feature: sidewalk seating. The bar […]
With help from the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority, Venue 45 and Kelsey Block Brewing Company are considering establishing an “outdoor social zone,” which permits two or more businesses with active liquor licenses to create an adjacent, common zone with outdoor seating.
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.
“When land, air, and water are devalued and exploited for their resources, the people living in those places (more often people of color) are dehumanized and exploited as well. Conversely, when the earth is cared for, the people on that earth are cared for.”
“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.
If you’re looking for something to bring to a friends and family gathering next weekend—this might be the recipe for you! This cocktail is delicious and easy to throw together. Who wouldn’t be excited about summer when they see all the fresh berries in this cocktail?