Author: Greg Miller

Taste the Local Difference: February Four Food Finds

Taste the Local Difference CEO Tricia Phelps is BACK on ‘the four’ with February’s Four Food Finds. She’s sharing what is in-season, some must try local bone broth and even some Valentine’s Day ideas. Tricia’s February Four Food Finds: What’s in Season? Root Vegetables. While most things aren’t being harvested directly from the field in these temperatures, farmers have made…

Menu Monday: Shirley’s Cafe in Mancelona

It’s always a good start to the day when you can fit breakfast into your schedule! For today’s Menu Monday, we are visiting Shirley’s Cafe in Mancelona. Shirley’s Cafe was taken over by Marie Kinsler in March of 2020. Kinsler decided to keep the name in honor of the original owner Shirley, who still comes in to enjoy a good…

Treetops Thursday: Extreme Tubing

Looking for a great spot to enjoy snow tubing in Michigan? Treetops Resort in Gaylord is much more than a ski resort! They have an outstanding winter tubing area that you are sure to love. Adjacent to their ski slopes is their extreme tubing run, which is perfect for children and adults alike. You don’t need skills or coordination to…

Xavier Cooks: Easy Ricotta Pasta Bake

I love nothing more than a simple, tasty dinner meal. I saw this recipe on TikTok and was quickly inspired to give it a try. I call it almost like a “lazy lasanga.” Feel free to make this your own and get creative! Happy eating! -X Ricotta Pasta Bake Ingredients 1 pound dried penne rigate pasta 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1/2…

Menu Monday: Mitten Licken Donut Co. in Mancelona

Happiness is a doughnut in each hand! Today’s Menu Monday is in Mancelona at Mitten Licken Donut Co. located on the Antrim Meadows Campground. Dylan and Ariel Johnson opened a doughnut truck in 2021, where they sell fresh specialty doughnuts and coffee. The Johnson’s were always curious about starting their own business, and they never made doughnuts before buying their…

Artist Profile: Brianne Farley

“I think a lot of people say, ‘I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid.’ But I think most little kids draw, it’s just that some people stop. And so I just didn’t stop.” Brianne Farley is a children’s picture book author and illustrator in Traverse City, creating children’s books since 2011. “I went to grad school for illustration…