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Homemade Fries How-To

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Q. What’s the secret to homemade fries? Whenever I make mine (which I bake in the oven) they are never as crispy as I would like. Help! – Alex, Menasha A. Homemade fries are delicious, but achieving fries like the ones served in restaurants and other food service outlets are challenging to duplicate. A really READ MORE

Karla Huston

Posted on Apr. 1, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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The changing seasons bring a surge of inspiration for Karla Huston, Wisconsin’s 2017-18 poet laureate from Appleton. “Sometimes the changing of time and circumstance changes the perspective on what you are writing,” Huston says. As Wisconsin’s poet laureate, Huston is committed to the growth of poetry reading and writing. She will travel the state giving READ MORE

Does glass shape affect taste?

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Q. Does the shape of a wine or beer glass really affect the way a beverage tastes? – Brad, Appleton A. Now this question required me to do an extensive amount of research…just kidding! To answer the question, yes, I believe that the shape of the glass has a definite impact on the level of READ MORE

Rick McKinney

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“I took a circuitous route to get into art, but it’s where I needed to be,” says Rick McKinney, the lead artist of Fired Earth Pottery in Appleton. For the past 20 years, he has turned his passion for clay into something more than a career in art – he works to create what he READ MORE

Jesse Emons

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Jesse Emons, a sophomore at Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton, creates art with unique tools, from his cell phone to a plastic bag. He started early – Emons says, “I’ve been creating art since I was old enough to draw.” He draws, sketches and paints, but his favorite medium is digital art. He READ MORE

Reducing Food Waste

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Q. I’m trying to reduce food waste in my kitchen. Do you have any recommendations on how to do so? – Kim, Appleton A. My wife and I just had this discussion recently. While it might sound obvious, the key to reducing food waste is to monitor over-purchasing and over-producing on the front end and READ MORE

Timon Tupper

Posted on Jan. 1, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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Throughout the hallways of the lower level studios at the John Michael Kohler Art Center (JMKAC), Sheboygan-based painter Timon Tupper has revamped the walls into psychedelic modern grayscale murals. “The people I work with wanted to change up the boring white walls, so they decided to pick a few different shades of gray,” says Tupper, READ MORE