We’re revisiting a blog that Bob wrote a few years ago that lists the top Northern Michigan spring activities, from hiking and biking to shopping, volunteering, mushroom hunting and more.
Our True Cherry Pie. Simple, delicious, and we’ve made it so you can bake it in your kitchen at home. It’s become one of our signature products. But few people enjoying a slice of our pie on a balmy summer’s day know of the desperate 40-mile journey through the teeth of the worst blizzard of …
On Tuesday morning, I walked Sonny on Lake Michigan Road on our first day above freezing day in weeks. We walked to Shalda Creek with the warm sun shining hard on the bright snow and the moist air wafting through the pine trees. It felt strangely tropical. Once we reached the culvert, we followed the …
For too long, northern Michigan lived with the threat of a massive oil spill from the Line 5 pipeline. The recent revelation that at least two more ships struck the pipeline and an anchor support failed is another reason why we must shut down Line 5 immediately.As a small business owner, I know firsthand how […]
COVID-19 has been a life-changing event for humankind. It has been a challenge to our health and economy, and it has exposed weaknesses in our society. The coronavirus has been especially hard on certain regions of the world.Data is showing that our most polluted regions have populations that are suffering the […]
“Are you okay?”“Yes. Thanks for asking. Health permitting, my family and I are going to be fine over the next two months. And that’s good enough for now. How about you?”That’s a sum of the conversations I have been having with staff, neighbors and customers during the COVID-19 crisis. We want to know that everyone […]
Bob Sutherland and Nels Veliquette, CFO of CherryKe, looking toward the future1-17-20 UPDATE:The International Trade Commission on Wednesday decided to reverse its earlier implementation of preliminary tariffs on dried tart cherries from Turkey. Our friend Nels Veliquette (pictured above with Bob) was quoted in the Detroit News as saying this ruling “represents a body blow to […]
A hot and melty Cherry Fig Jam and three cheese grilled cheese.
In terms of comfort food, a gooey grilled cheese sandwich is the comfiest. As much as we love the original American cheese version, there are hundreds of cheeses and other add-ons out there to really spruce up this classic. We assigned our head chef with […]
1.5 oz. white rum
8 sweet cherries
Small handful fresh mint leaves
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1 teaspoon raw (turbinado) sugar
In a mixing glass, thoroughly muddle cherries, mint, lime juice and sugar.
Swirl with rum.
Fill a Collins glass with ice and pour your mixture into the glass. Top it […]
Nothing screams summer fun like a pitcher of sangria. To make it scream “summer in the Republic”, be sure to use some cherry wine like our Abbondanza. Here’s the recipe we use.
1 bottle of Cherry Republic Abbondanza Wine
1 C Fresh sweet cherries, slightly mashed
3T Grand […]