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Archives: May 2016

Quick to Rise

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Q. What makes a quick bread quick? — Oscar, Appleton A. Quick breads are what most people would consider dessert breads or muffins, and also can include such items as biscuits, cakes, brownies, scones, pancakes, cornbread and even cookies. Quick breads are typically made either into loaves or muffins that are leavened by either chemical leaveners READ MORE

The Texture of Community

Bike design for Vagabond Imports for Fiber Rain 2013. 
Photo courtesy of Kassie Herbst

According to display signs in most museums, art is meant to be seen and not touched. Artist and clothing designer Kassie Herbst disagrees. Herbst, also a painter and photographer, was drawn to knitwear design while employed at Iris Fine Yarns, a yarn store in Appleton. “The owner wanted to bring my patterns into her shop READ MORE