The wonderfulness that is bacon grease

The wonderfulness that is bacon grease

The other day I was boasting on a recent meal I completed which included pretty much everything good in a kitchen from 1898: potato, onion, garlic, cheese, jalapeno and — the coup de grace — bacon.   (In a #6 cast iron skillet, layer the bacon so it hangs out the sides of the skillet. […]

A tale of 2 restaurants, or entrepreneurial stories

A tale of 2 restaurants, or entrepreneurial stories

“Interesting,” thought I, starting to connect imaginary dots in the sky before me. “Two of my favorite restaurants have decided, on their own and separate of each other, to think outside the box and try something new.” What is interesting, at least to me, is beyond the newness of their actions, were some dichotomies between […]

Breaking News: Dirt Road Dust Control

This just in from the Road Commission (as a matter of fact, it is their press release word-for-word). Oakland County residents living on gravel roads who would like to participate in the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) dust-control program this summer and fall, can now submit their applications for the service. Applications must be […]

Clarkston News Editorial: Thank you, Coach Fife.

Clarkston News Editorial: Thank you, Coach Fife.

A little over 50 years ago, on March 16, 1967, The Clarkston News ran a full page story featuring the high school career of one Dan Fife, #33. The article, written by Mel Vaara, came after Fife’s final basketball game as a senior, and after Clarkston High School retired his number. The Wolves did not […]

Despite the snow & cold, it’s Sunshine Week

Despite the snow & cold, it’s Sunshine Week

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Stop your whining. It’s the middle of March and it snowed. Big deal. It’s winter in Michigan, for crying out loud. And, while I (like you) was gearing up for an unusually early spring, it didn’t happen. Groundhogs be damned, who can trust overgrown rodents anyway? Get over it and focus your […]

Well, rats. I hate when I flip-flop like I am gonna’.

Well, rats. I hate when I flip-flop like I am gonna’.

Oh, since about what, Day One AE (After Election) I have yammered on about all the hubbub taking place in these here un-united states of America. Fake news, stupid un-presidential “tweets”, the unending squawking from anyone and everyone who may or may not have been hurt by said tweets and especially by those elitist Hollywood […]

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