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Alyssa Nguyen

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Name: Alyssa Nguyen Residence: Oshkosh Medium: Jewelry When Frida Kahlo was 23, she had just moved to America with Diego Rivera, four years after she began painting. Kahlo is a source of inspiration for Alyssa Nguyen, 23, who owns and designs at Alyssa & Anna Fine Jewelry in Oshkosh, a brand she began three years READ MORE

Braising Tips

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Q. What cuts of meat benefit the most from braising? Any general braising tips? — Colby, Little Chute A. Braising is a combination cooking method that utilizes both dry and moist cooking methods on tough pieces of meat. Tough cuts come from the part of animals that move a lot like shoulders and legs. The READ MORE

Kathy Boettcher

Posted on Sep. 1, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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Name: Kathy Boettcher Residence: Appleton Medium: Ceramics You’ve probably seen Kathy Boettcher’s art without realizing it. Working under her professional brand, Kaffers Illustration, Boettcher transforms functional ceramic bowls and mugs into dynamic works of art. “I’ve always been drawing,” Boettcher says. “I live for pattern and end up using the silk-screened animals in a way READ MORE

Homemade Marinara

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Q. I’d like to make my own classic marinara sauce using my garden tomatoes to enjoy year round. Do you have a favorite recipe and jarring or storing tips? – Graham, Little Chute A. I’ve made my own marinara sauce for so many years I can recite it by heart. The proportion of ingredients is READ MORE

Len Borruso

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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Name: Len Borruso Residence: Appleton Medium: Film, cinematography and directing “Filmmaking is not a bubble. It’s a type of art form that incorporates fine art painting, photography, music, dance — everything.” Len Borruso’s appreciation for the different aspects of filmmaking is reflected in his work as a cinematographer and director. Borruso’s films are colorful and READ MORE

Kabobs!

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Q. What are some helpful suggestions for preparing delicious kabobs? I want to grill them, but am unsure how to get all the ingredients cooked to the appropriate doneness? — Caesar, Kaukauna A. Kabobs are an excellent item for the grill because they are fun to make and can provide a very colorful presentation. Here READ MORE

Leif Larson

Posted on Jun. 5, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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Name: Leif Larson Residence: Oshkosh Medium: Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink, Paper Leif Larson’s paintings often depict wild figure narratives in an immediate, eye-catching style. “When it comes to my style, I’ve always walked to the beat of my own drum,” says Larson, a Milwaukee native. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2005, Larson became READ MORE

Creative Preserves

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Q. I like to take advantage of the local pick-your-own orchards, especially strawberries in June. I’m not a jam or jelly person and I don’t can. How can I preserve the berries for use later in the year? – Karen, Darboy A. There are a couple of things you can do besides jams and jellies READ MORE

Elyse-Krista Mische

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Name: Elyse-Krista Mische Residence: Appleton Medium: 2D and 3D Drawing   Experimenting in nearly every art form, Appleton artist Elyse-Krista Mische is a mixed media artist. “I work with most any media,” she says. “My favorite would have to be drawing.” For Mische, drawing isn’t always what it seems. “I turn my drawings into 3D READ MORE

How to Grill a Pizza

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Q. I want to try grilling a homemade pizza. What do I need to know? — Curt, Black Creek A. Pizza of any kind is a favorite for most people and when a pizza is grilled, it gets extra special. An easy way to grill pizza is to convert your grill to an oven. This READ MORE