Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.
Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.
Did you know that your garden variety watermelon is loaded with important antioxidants?
Not only is it an excellent source of vitamin C - but it is a very good source of vitamin A. These powerful antioxidants travel through the body neutralizing free radicals. (Take that Abbie Hoffman)
Nice guitar riffs and a cool 1973 intro...
Just this past Monday some buddies and I were grilling and tipping a few brewskis and we got to talking about our experiences with the Magic Curb.
Huh? Magic Curb?
Did you know that the People's Republic of China is the world's largest producer of cabbage?
Yep. 36,335,000 tons of the stuff in 2008.
The President spoke to the children yesterday.
Did you notice that the end of times didn't suddenly materialize. I checked and saw no little school children walking about like miniature zombies.
One of my all time favorite songs.
And all time favorite artists - Mr. Velvet Underground himself...
Just returned from the Packer's season opener against the Bears.
Wasn't that game a nail-biter? Holy cow - if this is what the Central Division is shaping-up to be it's going to be a bruising season.
The ancestral apple trees on the farm are producing a bumper crop of fruit this year. The result of which is that I've been putting-up apple products for the winter. For starters there was a giant batch of pie filling. There is apple butter too.
This past weekend I got to thinking - Tom, you need to put-up a bunch of applesauce. There is nothing better than a pleasingly tart applesauce served with potato pancakes. Or better yet - as a side to a pork tenderloin stuffed with that wonderful cherry and raisin stuffing.
The northern border.
I've been away for spell - touring and visiting with Canadian acquaintances. 1571 miles in four days.
Earlier this year I talked a little smack about gardening.
Sometimes you have to be careful about what you ask for.
I'm up here on the farm - just me and Girlfriend - hanging-out and doing some bird hunting in the morning and me doing some deer hunting in the afternoon. Based-upon the reports from home it sounds like the inaugural reincarnation of the Tosa Farmer's Market was a resounding success.
My darling wife filled the truck with pumpkins, melons, gourds and all manner of stuff.