12 Questions with Pastry Chef Bridget Salvia

I first met Bridget Salvia when I was in graduate school. We worked as coffee artists together at an armchair philosophers’ hotspot formerly known as Seattle’s Best Coffee in a now defunct Borders (RIP, pour out a Sleigh Bell in loving memory, folks). But, the untimely death of the Ann Arbor-based bookstore chain couldn’t keep…

Eight Ways to Eat Like a Michigander This Memorial Day Weekend

by Katie Heid Chances are your cupboards and refrigerator are brimming with Michigan-made foods – you just didn’t realize it. This Memorial Day, whip up a menu that any Michigander (or anyone just passing through for the holiday weekend) will gobble up. Koegel’s Fine Meats – Why throw any ole’ dog on the grill when you…

Review: Lance’s Bakery in Owosso

by Katie Heid A few years ago when the economy took a turn, a disturbing trend developed. Starbucks franchisees closed. Krispy Kreme Donuts boarded up. The caffeine and sugar fix we all took for granted no longer lurked on every corner. Who wants to live like this? The good news is that faith in the…

Maple Syrup is Pure Michigan

by Sarah Laue My husband and I have always been intrigued by the process of making maple syrup. This year, seeing that we have one extremely large Sugar Maple tree in our front yard, we decided to take on the challenge. We did a little research to learn when the best time was to tap…