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Press tour insider: Eating where Mario eats

Today was Day 1 of a culinary press tour in Traverse City and Leelanau County. I made the invite list and am spending the next three days eating where Mario Batali eats when vacationing at his Northern Michigan cottage. The theme is genius--clever enough, anyway, to have drawn several New York-based food journalists whose editors want to know where the Babbo chef eats when at play. Tomorrow, Mario cooks us lunch. Today, we ate.

Favorite moments: 1) The many spoons dipping into…


Added by Kim Schneider on June 28, 2012 at 12:50am — No Comments

Ghosts Included

It's an odd thing, to wonder if the ghosts are mad at you.

We are selling the house. Yes, the house we labored over (and under), the one we restored with our own sweat and bulging biceps (ahem), the house that we thought we'd be in forever. (And ever.)

Why, why, why would we sell…


Added by Lisa Doublestein on March 31, 2012 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Traverse City National Writers Series: Night Out With Sarah Brokaw and the Girls!

Caption: Sarah Brokaw and old friend and Traverse City resident Stephanie Long


I want to think that the couple I watched slinking out soon after Sarah Brokaw took the stage at the City Opera House in Traverse City last night didn't leave because it was the man's idea. If it was, she should have…


Added by Elizabeth Edwards on March 4, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Northern Michigan Event: Traverse City Comedy Festival Kickoff Party!

Traverse City Comedy Festival kickoff party number two is freshly tucked under my (still quaking from belly laughs) belt, and I’m declaring these parties must-do’s. Great food, drink and a buzz that starts climbing as Michael Moore and Jeff Garlin walk in and climaxes when they take the stage for a cameo stand up…


Added by Elizabeth Edwards on February 11, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

We'll Have To Find A New Room For The Maid: A Victorian House Remodel In Petoskey, Vol. 5

May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.
Irish Blessing

As I write, as the rain pours down in buckets and the wind blows branches from the trees, as the dark sky gets darker (it is past bedtime for the grown-ups, even), there are people at our house with tarps and strips of plastic, frantically trying to make wet concrete dry. There is no roof over their heads. There are no…

Added by Lisa Doublestein on October 27, 2010 at 10:34pm — 2 Comments

We'll Have To Find A New Room For The Maid: A Victorian House Remodel In Petoskey, Vol. 2

You are cordially invited to attend the commitment ceremony between one otherwise level-headed couple and their home.

My in-laws, who have built all of their homes and later sold…


Added by Lisa Doublestein on August 24, 2010 at 11:48pm — 3 Comments

We'll Have To Find A New Room For The Maid: A Victorian House Remodel In Petoskey

The cobbler’s kids have no shoes, but by golly I’m getting a house.…


Added by Lisa Doublestein on August 4, 2010 at 10:17pm — 5 Comments

Doug Stanton and Rhoda Janzen Lit Up the City Opera House Stage at the Traverse City National Writers Series

Doug Stanton turned writing into a performance art last night at the City Opera House in Traverse City—and along the way did his part to elevate sauerkraut’s wow factor in the well-heeled world of hors d’oeuvres. Stanton, New York Times best-selling author of In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers, shared the stage with author Rhoda Janzen for the second in this season’s Traverse City National Writers Series.

Stanton’s relaxed, on target-questions and Janzen’s readings… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Edwards on March 6, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Making the Most of a Small Kitchen Space

The kitchen is becoming more than just a food preparation area in today's society. Yet, on average, the kitchen still remains one of the smaller rooms in the house. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) considers any kitchen 150 square feet or smaller to be a small kitchen, but that doesn't mean you can't make it look more spacious with some big ideas.

Use unique storage solutions. Install high pantry cabinets to eliminate extra small cabinets. Add pullout shelves,… Continue

Added by Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area on June 9, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Carter Oosterhouse in Traverse City

Go ahead women of Northern Michigan, breathe my rarified air. Yep. I touched Carter Oosterhouse, the carpenter-model-star of a slew of HGTV shows (currently, Red Hot and Green and Carter Can). Want the sizzling truth? He put his arm around me. Okay, enough. I'm old enough to be his mother (he was born when I was a freshman in college—I did the math). But here is what I really want to say about Carter: He’s a really good… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Edwards on March 2, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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