Mint Iced Coffee

#butfirstcoffee #lattelove #coffeelover These hashtags all sum up what my friends and family already know about me: I love coffee… a latte (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself on that one!) I love getting a whiff of coffee as I take my first sip. I love the feeling of a hot mug in my hands…

Latte on a Lazy Day

I had an incredible – and incredibly busy – Friday taking in some of the best parts of summertime in Milwaukee. After getting off work in the morning, I went on a tour of the 2nd annual edition of Sculpture Milwaukee, which showcases more than 20 international artists right on Wisconsin Avenue – all for…

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Growing up, my family used to joke that a Highland Park deli called Once Upon a Bagel (best name ever) was our second kitchen. It’s hard to remember a weekend where we weren’t gathered around a table there, or a weekday in which our fridge wasn’t fully stocked with its bagels, cream cheese and tuna…

Comfort is Key at Batches Bakery

It’s located on a quieter street in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, but any sleepiness fades away the second you walk into Batches, where a burst of colors dots the wall across from the entrance. It’s bright, but calming. Funky, but traditional. And for Jaceleen Latin-Kasper, the owner of Batches, it’s practical, but still a leap. Latin-Kasper…

Eggs, Glorious Eggs

I can tell you right now, this post probably will be renamed “Eggs, Glorious Eggs: Part One” at some point, because there are a┬ámillion different ways to have eggs at breakfast, lunch and dinner (and sure, dessert, too). Last week, for example, I made two delicious dishes: scrambled eggs with steak, spinach and cherry tomatoes,…