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When I’m not making jewelry we like to cruise around a new area and sample the food and wine from there - and this probably explains why I never lose any weight!
In March we went to Lafayette IN for a couple of days. My brother in law and his wife live outside of Columbus OH and we live in southern WI. A long drive either way, we finally decided to find some middle ground to meet making the drive shorter for both of us. The guys consulted the map and decided Lafayette looked good. Hotel reservations were made and off we went.Of course, we had to take some Schullsburg 4 year cheddar along with the our favorite baby swiss.
We stayed on the edge of town and spent a couple of days exploring Lafayette’s downtown area. We found a nice artist’s coop appropriately named Artists Own. My sister in law and I wandered through there and talked to the artist working that day while our hubbies checked out the nearby bar.
The second day we cruised around the area and found a local winery, Wildcat Creek. Locally owned and operated, it’s wine tasting takes place in an old renovated farm house. They purchase their grapes from Michigan and Wisconsin. We chatted with the folks there and checked out their gift shop area also. I was especially pleased to see that their gift shop featured local artisans for jewelry and chocolate among other goodies like salsas.
We bought a cherry wine which we haven’t had yet but the next time I bake brownies I’m substituting the wine for the liquid in the recipe. They assure me the brownies will taste wonderful like chocolate covered cherries!