Caramel Apple Cake and the Pumpkin Show of Ripley County

October 28, 2015 | By Brett Braley | Comments

I lost a tooth at a fair once. It was the Ripley County Pumpkin Show. I spit it in the dirt and someone kicked it under a game booth. I never got my Tooth Fairy money for it and blood ran down my chin that night. Midwesterners pray to a different set of harvest gods, […]

An Ode to Gatherings: Cheddar-Apple Butter Galette

October 14, 2015 | By Brett Braley | Comments

[The second post from one of our fave guest bloggers, Brett of Fig and Bleu] Heirloom is more than the grocery store variety for those from the Midwest.   You may inherit your grandfather’s name as your own and it becomes a relic of the Depression-era sensibility that still runs deep in your own blood. You finish […]

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