Love, love, love Traverse City

Love, love, love Traverse City. Can’t wait to taste the chicken pot pie and cherry pie at Grand Traverse Pie company then shop in downtown TC. Living in Florida, as I currently do, means missing out on fall leaves and fresh, natural apple cider…a feast for the eyes and the palate! Michigan wines can compete (more)

Apple Harvest at Amos Farm


  Denise and I had the good fortune to visit John Amos – owner of Amos Farm this past Tuesday.  The apple harvest began on Monday the 10th.  John and his family own orchards in the Elk Rapids area of Northwest Lower Michigan.  This is a multi generation family operation which started in 1895.   They (more)

GT Pie Company Unveils Pure Michigan Getaway Contest

Grand Traverse Pie Company Unveils First Ever ‘Pure Michigan Up North Getaway’ Giveaway – a $3,000 Value (Traverse City, MI) September 7, 2012 – To celebrate the harvest season throughout the Midwest, Grand Traverse Pie Company will award one lucky winner a ‘Pure Michigan Up North Getaway’ valued at $3,000. The harvest season in northern (more)

Mario Batali sends a love letter to Traverse City

Dear Traverse City, I first laid eyes on you over a decade ago. My wife, Susi, and I rented a house on a little beach for a week. The next year it was two weeks, the next year three, then four. I couldn’t resist. I was hooked. I am madly in love with the Leelanau (more)