Grand Opera House

Archives: January 2015

Our own label

Our dining feature this month, “Uncorking a label,” brought to mind an occasion for our art director Jill Ziesemer and me, giving us firsthand experience in this artistic task. My grandfather, Samuel C. Nichols — a carpenter, wallpaper hanger and all around handyman — built a house in Racine where my family lived until I READ MORE

Thick, Rich Marinara

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Q. Why does my marinara sauce get watery when I put it on spaghetti? — Mona, Appleton A. Mona, I’ve made my own marinara and spaghetti sauces for years, and I have often had this same issue. If you make tomato sauces from scratch, a couple of things are important to consider. One is that reducing READ MORE