Winter Wedding Shoot at The Mill in Chetek, WI

Winter Wedding Shoot at The Mill in Chetek, WI

A collection of photos captured By, the talented, Breeana Poppe at http://breeannakayphotography.com/  showcasing a few of our dessert options!

 

 

We would like to thank all of the vendors involved in creating the beautiful ambiance at The Mill  found hiding in the wisconsin Northwoods, in the small town of Chetek. Be sure to Check them out! And as a side note… Just for those of you keeping track… The Skulls & Sheep Skin made the shoot too!

Venue – The Mill
Photography – Breeanna Kay Photography
Floral – Just Imagine Inc.
Catering – Live Great Food
Invitations – Megan Visel Design
Hair – Jessica’s Shear Madness
Makeup – Tara Brown w/ Motives by Loren Ridinger Cosmetics

Winter Work: Corzetti Stampae

Winter Work: Corzetti Stampae

Story Time! I first came across this noodle many years ago, while working with an old Italian man that had palms the size of saute pans. His name was Raphael, his hands knew nothing more than how to make dollars. He was an “Old World” chef, turned owner with a heavy influence on his kitchen.Continue Reading

Perfect Practice: Purple Sweet Potato Dumplings

Perfect Practice: Purple Sweet Potato Dumplings

It’s a real thing… Also known as the Okinawan Sweet Potato! Gifted with the deep hue of Royalty and the luxurious flavor of a familiar family favorite; This tuber is meant to be eaten eyes first. Delicious and nutritionally packed with vitamins and minerals that do the body a world of good; I cannot exaggerateContinue Reading

The Barn on Stoney Hill : Cornell, WI

The Barn on Stoney Hill : Cornell, WI

Earlier this year, towards the beginning of summer, we took part in a Styled Shoot at The Barn on Stoney Hill. Located in Cornell, Angie Popp & Co. has built a breathtaking venue off the beaten path in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Much gratitude for inviting us to participate in the day. It was phenomenalContinue Reading

Fabrication 101: Mock Tender

Fabrication 101: Mock Tender

Not everything is a tenderloin… this is where the skill comes into play. Faux Tender… Not the loin you were hoping for… but not a complete waste of time. The Mock Tender; A muscle found in the shoulder of the animal, pulled straight from the blade, may appear wildly similar to a tenderloin unfortunately theContinue Reading

To Cook A Rabbit

To Cook A Rabbit

This past fall, I found myself working with a young chef opening a Gastro pub in Hudson, Wisconsin. The Owners of the establishment were quoted as wanting a Farm To Table, locally driven, exciting menu. After days of tinkering I was able to bring this little gem to the table. Rabbit: There is a stigmaContinue Reading

London Broil (aka: Flank Steak)

London Broil (aka: Flank Steak)

In the dismantling of an animal, much is to be explained simply in the feel of the flesh; the visualization and understanding of where and how each cut is used in a living specimen. An important note to take is exactly where your steak comes from, how the muscles on the living body are exercisedContinue Reading

Beef Tongue: Surprise Yourself

Beef Tongue: Surprise Yourself

Shortly after, and well into my ventures into Headcheese; I was left with the realization of how tantalizing the utilization of the tongue of a creature could truly be. In the head cheese, I found that throughout the loaf there was an accentuated richness and succulence in the portions with a high abundance of theContinue Reading

Chicken Stock: Back to the Basics

Chicken Stock: Back to the Basics

It is quite an interesting episode, the interactions between a person who is raised in a kitchen and a person who is not. Everything from their character, their heart, their presence, their look, their stature, their “jargon”, it is all so very distinctive. They are a different breed, those who flood the culinary institutes andContinue Reading

Cooking With Acorns

Cooking With Acorns

In late fall of last year I found myself sitting in the midst of a dying garden. My presence alone in the garden brought an overwhelming sorrow for I knew to well that the months to follow would bring great amounts of ice and the crisp darkness that a Wisconsin winter promises annually; I prayedContinue Reading