- I stopped at the Spice House in Wauwatosa to pick up dried juniper berries. When I asked them how to best grind the berries, because I don't have a spice grinder (yet ...), they offered to grind them for me. How nice! I love this place.
- My mom and I were running errands Saturday afternoon, so we took a trip to the West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe. I've never been to their location in West Allis (only the stand at the Milwaukee Public Market). what a great place! Plenty of fantastic cheese, meats, beer and local products. I found Dubliner cheese there.
The burgers were fantastic, and as I said to Nate a few times, I would be happy just eating forkfuls of the delicious caramelized onions on their own! When--not if--we make these again, I would do two things differently:
1. I would make the sourdough rye focaccia Paul and Lori made with their burgers. We pulled some plain hamburger buns out of the freezer to have with ours, and they weren't that tasty anymore.
2. I can't believe I'm saying this (I'm not usually a fan of having any sort of rare or medium beef), but I would ask Nate to grill the burgers for a little less, so they're still a bit pink in the middle. I think these might have been cooked just a wee bit too long.
With the burgers, we made asparagus and one of our favorites, sweet potato fries (we seasoned them a bit differently this time--we sprinkled them with chipotle power and smokey paprika. Delicious!).