The holidays may be over, but hopefully you left a little room for a slice of something delectable. Janice Leach, a local English teacher and writer, has launched a creative and delicious side-business. Why Not Pie? is a virtual bakery where Leach creates homemade pies each week for pickup or delivery, taking; “Some things I feel more confident making – I tend to avoid cream pies in the summer, but I’ll try anything,” said Leach. “I love to get a new recipe from customers and try it out.” Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, including fresh Michigan apples for her special caramel apple pie. Keep an eye out for her red raspberry pie to start the year through Valentine’s Day.
We recently chatted with James Partridge from the Ann Arbor Blues Society about the upcoming revival of the legendary Ann Arbor Blues Festival on August 19
Biochar, a highly porous form of charcoal that has been enriching gardens for thousands of years, has recently re-emerged as a soil amendment, similar to mulch and compost
The Kerrytown BookFest has named Robin and Jamie Agnew, owners of Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookstore, as the winners of the 2017 Community Book Award