Something Old, Something New

Last fall, I shot a spread of a beautiful brick Italianate home in Brewer's Hill for Old House Journal. Since a lot of editorial photography I do is focused mainly on people,  it was refreshing to have the chance to slowly explore and photograph this old beauty. I also enjoyed hearing of it's history and learning how the owners Steve and Angela have spent the last 20 years restoring this amazing house (and wow, that's a lot of work!)  I can dream!  

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Stephen Foster Project

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Photographed for Alverno Presents 2012-2013 Season. Ryan Schleicher of Juniper Tar and WMSE is curating a performance centered around the composer Stephen Foster. More info on this unique show and more images soon!

*Photograph of Stephen Foster  courtesy of the Foster Hall Collection, Center for American Music, University of Pittsburgh Library System

New Poster for Alverno Presents: Ex Fabula Terminal Milwaukee Series

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Design by Dwellephant

I have been working with Ex-Fabula for a year on their storytelling series "Terminal Milwaukee" The final installment is a part of the amazing Alverno Presents 52nd season. The artist, Dwellephant, (who is so incredibly talented) designed the poster, using one of my photographs of Tom Crawford, the series main storyteller.

This year has gone by so quick! I have been looking forward to the performance all year and I can't believe it's finally here.

"Alverno Presents couldn’t be prouder to host the culminating performance, and we’re going epic. Bagpipers, accordion players, punk rockers, and gospel singers will celebrate the Crawford Saga. In our 51-year history, we’ve never done anything like this, and we’re reasonably certain that Milwaukee has have never seen anything like it.

Next Saturday!

Luke & Cheezit Fried Grouse

Last winter, Dylan and I had the opportunity (again) to hang out with some wonderful friends at their cabin in Northern Wisconsin. We woke up, made Bloody Mary's, took a long walk in the snow and Luke went grouse hunting. He got one, and made us some delicious cheezit fried pheasant. AMAZING.  

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I found this recipe from allrecipes.com. Probably not exact but I bet similar! (replace chicken with grouse)

Ingredients

2 1/2-3 lbs fryer chickens, cut up

1 1/2 cups sunshine Cheez-It crackers, crushed to fine crumbs

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon celery salt or 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup shortening

Directions

Clean, wash, and dry chicken.

In shallow pan, combine Cheez-It® Cracker crumbs with salt, oregano, and celery salt.

Roll pieces of chicken in crumbs until well coated.

Dip chicken in mixture of egg and milk.

Roll again in remaining crumbs until well coated.

In a large fry pan, brown chicken a few pieces at a time, in shortening.

When all pieces are browned, arrange back in fry pan.

Cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 30 minutes.