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Chickpea Change-up

Q. “Hummus aside, what can I do with chickpeas? My kids love them, but I want to change up the way I serve them.” —John, Kimberly A. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine and offer a host of health benefits. They are a member of the legume family READ MORE

“Autumn Glow”

It was a warm and sunny day when Kimberly Henrickson arrived at Riverside Park in Neenah to capture the scenery. “The sunshine was shining so beautifully through the leaves causing them to glow,” she says. “In this photo, I was looking up through the tree and it was the striking radiating glow of the leaves READ MORE

Jeff Farber

Posted on Sep. 30, 2022 by Ryan Mares

Former art teacher Jeff Farber took many of the lessons he learned during his time as a teacher to help contribute to his current work: making art out of broken video game consoles, controllers and accessories. Farber would teach during the day and repair old video game systems as a side business. As he came READ MORE

Katie Meznarich

Posted on Sep. 1, 2022 by Ryan Mares

Fox Cities resident and self-taught jewelry maker Katie Meznarich gets her motivation from how people react when they see her unique pieces created out of designer wallpaper. “People always say ‘Well, that’s different.’ That’s the reaction I want. There’s a lot of jewelry, but I want people to have something… where they say ‘This is READ MORE

Worth Going Out For

Q. What is something you would seldom cook at home and why not? —Mitchell, Little Chute A. There are a number of foods that I very seldom cook at home. At the top of this list is fried foods. I have several reasons for this, including the fact that I do not own a deep READ MORE

“Crackling of the Fire”

On a clear evening in Gresham with a calm lake in the background, Patrick Rothe simply heard crickets and the crackling of the fire that spurred him to capture an image to remember such serenity. “There is just a lot going on in the world right now and sometimes something as simple as a clear READ MORE

“Where the Corn Grows”

Lesley Vroman and her family were enjoying a walleye fish fry at the Jackson Family Farm in Winneconne last August when her kids began playing with child size John Deere tractors. “I remember the night being so beautiful with the cloudy sunset and the colors of the farm,” she says. “I quickly grabbed my daughter, READ MORE

Ger Xiong

Posted on Jul. 31, 2022 by Ryan Mares

UW-Whitewater alum and Hmong artist Ger Xiong loves that he can contribute to his culture with his artwork. “What I really wanted to do … was document our history within the United States with objects,” Xiong says. Using multiple mediums such as metalworking, textile work, and cross-stitching, Xiong creates pieces that describe his Hmong-American experience READ MORE

For the Love of Charcoal

Q. I’m trading in my gas grill for charcoal because I love the taste. Any tips for making the most of flame grilling to set myself up for success? —River, Fox Crossing A. I haven’t used my gas grill at home for at least two years for the same reason! Charcoal not only imparts a READ MORE

The Place We Call Home

Posted on Jun. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Catherine McKenzie took this photo at the 2021 Flag Day Parade in Appleton. “I was at the end of the parade route when the marvelous 2d Marine Division Band marched by—they were so impressive,” she says. “As a former band kid, I appreciated their impeccable marching and playing. I photographed the band as a whole READ MORE