I found this guy at “Michigan’s Longest Yard Sale” along I94 this summer, he’s been the matchmaker between me & whiskey.
Now that I’m not moving every six months to study chocolate, I really appreciate this map. Especially when it comes to the ingredients we use or chocolate we source. I guess it just makes all of the wonderful people that we get to deal with seem closer.
On Food & Cooking by Harold McGeee is better than google.
My neighbor, who we lovingly refer to as “Crazy Mike” (he prefers “Zulu”…case in point), makes these signs for his annual Halloween party. They’ve made their way around town and around the world.
My parents are great “junkers” and I’ve been collecting vintage hats and glasses since I was a kid. My friends and I used to dress up to go downtown in strange combinations of treasures. Now I go everywhere in strange combinations of treasures!
Being a chocolatier, I naturally have more time in the summer and less time in the winter. Pickling is just as functional as it is fun for me. Generally all winter I eat pickles for dinner, if I am even home on time! When you’ve been working in and eating sweets all day, theres nothing better than something crunchy, salty & sour! My favorite are Dilly Beans.
Jimbo Easter drawings
I love anything that borders on the whimsicle side of creepy, and that’s sort of what Jimbo Easter’s work is all about.
Patsy Cline picture
My Dad is in a long-standing Rock and Roll cover band called The Aerodogy’s. He listens to mostly bluegrass, blues, and rock and roll. One of his band mates would always have Patsy Cline playing on wax – and it just reminds me so much of a group of people that have become family to our family overtime.Buy Now$4
Lou the dog
Ms. Lou is a second-hand dog from my friend, Ben. She lived for years as a stray in Hawaii. Now she’s my other half. Around town, more people recognize her than recognize me! I think she likes it that way. I like it that way, too.
Alligator Staple Remover
I first saw one of these at a knick-nack shop in NYC. I wanted to buy it, but $12 seemed steep. Then, I kept thinking about it. For years I wanted one! And finally, I made it back to get one.