Graze Restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin #GrazeMadison

graze_8501 ch blogGraze Restaurant has seasonal menus with locally grown foods by small-scale farmers “who are treated as our most honored partners.”

Graze is a restaurant that never serves a bad meal.  I can bring people there from out of town and know that they will be pleased.

I went there for lunch the other day.  This turkey sandwich and cup of creamed cauliflower soup cost only $7.00!

That is an excellent price!

And the restaurant is in a cool building and its decor reminds me of Soho, New York.  So I am very happy to go there at any time.

Another thing I would like to say is I’m glad they no longer have white cloth napkins because they shed on my black clothes.  Now they have dark blue napkins that don’t shed at all!


1 S. Pinckney St
Madison, WI  53703
608 – 251 – 5000

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Swimming Pool

Title: [“Arcady,” George Owen Knapp house, Sycamore Canyon Road, Montecito, California. Lower garden, indoor swimming pool at pool house] Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer Date Created/Published: [1917 spring]
“Somebody said to me, ‘But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.’ That’s a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, ‘Now, let’s write a swimming pool.’ “

—Paul McCartney

Prairie Fires #WDNR

When I was driving home from Target I saw smoke in the distance.

prairie burn_8437 blogWhen you live in Wisconsin and see smoke during the months of March through May, locals know it’s no reason to fret.  The smoke is from “prescribed prairie fires.”    And I’m no expert, but this year the fires started much later because of how long the cold, windy, wet weather dragged into May.

prairie burn_8440 ch blogI’m getting closer to the action…

prairie burn sign_8445 ch blogI don’t recall seeing these signs before this year.

prairie burn_8444 ch blogAlmost done.

Why prairie fires?

“Without the use of prescribed burning as a management tool, Wisconsin could lose many of its native grassland, wetland, woodland plant communities. For thousands of years, vast, sweeping wildfires, set primarily by Native Americans, were as much a part of the pre-settlement Wisconsin environment as rain, drought and the passing of the seasons. Because frequent fire played a significant role in the development of much of Wisconsin’s native plant communities for thousands of years, many plant and animal species now depend on fire for their continued existence.

For example, prairie grasses and flowers develop deep roots and buds beneath the soil, enabling them to withstand the heat of a fire while shallow rooted invasive brush succumbs.”

Read more here.