Archives: April 2015

Getting a rise out of dough

A. Whenever I try to make bread, my dough doesn’t rise properly. Do you know why this happens and how I can prevent it?  —Ezra, Menasha Q. Ezra, I like this question because many people have a fear of using yeast. Yeasts are basically plant cells that rest in dormancy until awakened. We activate yeast READ MORE

Putting the pieces together

Mosaic artist Vicki Menge turns everyday objects into works of art It started with a mirror. Five years ago, town of Greenville resident Vicki Menge was looking to do a mosaic for herself and created a reflective piece to hang on her wall. Soon after, she was hooked on assembling materials to create different forms READ MORE