Posts in Food and Drink

On Vacation

I am flying away for a vacation today.  I need it. I am sort of burned out.  I have had a lot of challenges in my life over the past several years, and it’s time to take a few days …

New Developments At Dabble

Dabble continues to evolve.  That’s one of the fun things about startups. You invest in one sort of business and then they find out new ways to execute the business. The company recently rolled out a new website.  It makes …

The Cherry Bounce

In our family, we like to make concoctions. After a trip to Italy, we learned how to make Limoncello. We always have a bottle in the freezer now. We started making our own bacon. When you make your own bacon …

Best Hot Dog

I was at the Cubs game last night.  My brain is a little foggy.  I almost “walked home” after the Cubs won it.  (See what I did there)  When I go to baseball games, I eat a hot dog.  Wrigley …

The Ubiquitous Internet

My family and I headed up to Grand Marais, MN for a few days.  Someone rated it, “The Coolest Small Town in America”.  Of course, gonna be pretty darn hot in the northland today.  I posted some photos on Instagram, …

Appreciating All Aspects of Innovation

Chicago’s startup ecosystem is starting to build.  People are actually coming to Chicago to start companies.  For years, it was the other way around.  Historically, it’s always been an innovative city.  The businesses were meat and potatoes type businesses, meaning …

Simple Mills is Cracking Me Up

Simple Mills is releasing a new product today just in time for summer.  Crackers.  “Big deal”, you might say.  But, it is a big deal.  These are gluten free crackers made with very few ingredients.  They are low sugar.  They …

Dressing Recipe

This week on Thursday in the US is Thanksgiving.  I totally love that holiday for a lot of reasons.  My friends from other cultures put their own spin on it.  Along with turkey, they will have side dishes that speak …

Are You What You Eat?

Soup. A photo posted by Jeff Carter (@pointsnfigures) on Jul 25, 2015 at 4:34pm PDT Last evening, my wife and I went to a dinner for Angelic Organics. It was in Caledonia, Illinois out on the farm.  If you follow …

Gran Hundo Fundo

I am riding a 62.5 mile bike ride today.  Taking off from Wilmette, IL and headed up to Kenosha, WI.  The weather has been a little rough in Chicago this spring and summer-and I haven’t been on my bike yet. …

Ignore Regulators, or Not?

Some big blow out businesses have been built over the past few years.  They have some things in common. They are marketplaces They use mobile to connect their marketplace They have a decent transaction volume natively They totally ignored government …

Why I Love Dabble And You Should Too

One of the things that I totally love about working with startups is that they enable everyone to achieve goals that they want in life.  It’s one of the reasons that I loved trading too.  It was me against the …

The Meat of The Matter

This morning, I was reading a blog post about the travails of a person to find the source of the meat they were consuming at restaurants in the Mission District of San Francisco. I was empathetic to that person’s plight. …

How Do You Make Your Coffee?

My wife and I have had a Saeco Vienna Deluxe coffee maker for years.  Back in the late 1990’s we got one when we saw how much we were paying to go out for espresso and lattes.  It was awesome …

The Gov. Pat Quinn Minimum Wage Challenge

Illinois governor Pat Quinn is taking the minimum wage challenge this week.  The governor calculates Illinois minimum wage workers only net $79 to be able to spend on food, entertainment, and drink.  I won’t debate the number and will accept …

Are You Afraid of The Lunatic Fringe?

Last evening I went to an event in Milwaukie, WI.  It was part rally, part information, part networking reception to raise some money for Vernon Hershberger.  I donated and I hope you do too.  Vernon is a farmer in Wisconsin. …

Do You Sous Vide?

Last Christmas, my family got me a Sous Vide device.  We have been messing around with it.  I am learning how to use it better.  Since getting the device, I went out and got a vacuum sealer.  If you don’t …

How Are You Going to Afford Food Glorious Food?

Inflation is starting to really mean something when it comes to food and energy.  The government stats on inflation conveniently omit food and energy when reporting things like the Consumer Price Index (CPI).  Let’s see what Janet Yellen has to …