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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Positively Cooking!

by Mauverneen 

The National Restaurant Association had it’s annual trade show at McCormick Place in Chicago this month. Oooh what culinary fun!

Everyone who was anyone was hawking their wares at the show. There were dishes, ovens, sinks, gadgets, celebrity and non-celebrity chefs, new technology in meat thermometers, blenders, wine aerators and stoppers, cutting tools, cleaning supplies, uniforms, utensils, furniture and delivery options – it was all there. Over 2000 vendors on three exhibit floors. Whether you are a supplier or an end user, there was everything the food industry had to offer.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Positively Heaven Scent

by Mauverneen
Glorious array of lilacs
I think I know what heaven will smell like.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wheels O' Time - Positively Delightful!

by Mauverneen

Just outside Peoria, Illinois, the little town of Dunlap houses a surprisingly delightful museum. Called Wheels O’ Time, it is the lifelong work – and joy – of Gary and Jan Bragg. 

It began in 1978, when Gary and his friend John Parks decided to join forces and build a garage to store their vehicles in.  Both were classic car aficionados – Bragg owned 6 or 7 and Parks around 15.  They built their garage and almost immediately began to attract visitors.  The rest, as they say, is history.
Rare Fokker triplane replica overhead, antique autos on the ground, and one of 2 murals painted by the Bragg's son-in-law