October 2011

Home Grown Oranges

I’m sure people living in Florida will disagree with me but I believe the best oranges are grown in Michigan. I base that opinion on the flavor of the fruit growing on my Valencia orange trees. These trees started their lives in Florida about 15 years ago. They came to Michigan about 12 years ago … Continue Reading →

Get out and hike

With a perfect fall weekend on tap, now’s the time to take a hike or two and explore some of Metro Detroit’s most beautiful state recreation areas and metro parks. One of my favorite hikes is the Crooked Lake Trail at Pinckney State Recreation Area. The 5-mile trail cuts along the edge of Silver Lake … Continue Reading →

Try your luck at winning a copy of 'The Best of Knitscene'

Playful, unique and fashion-forward are just a few words that describe the knitted projects in ‘The Best of Knitscene, A Collection of Simple, Stylish & Spirited Knits’ (Interweave/$24.95). Lisa Shroyer has put together a beautiful collection of “the best patterns from top designers, including Connie Chang Ghinchio, Heather Lodinsky, Kate Osborn, Cecily Glowik MacDonald, Mathew … Continue Reading →

Yarn Crawl set for Oct. 14-15

I recently received the following information from Artisan Knitworks regarding this year’s yarn crawl: “Five Detroit-area yarn shops are holding the 2011 Yarn Shop Crawl on October 14 and 15. Not only is this a great excuse to visit some of the best and most diverse shops in the area, it is also a wonderful … Continue Reading →