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FANCY FOOT WORK
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A BERRY, BERRY EXTRAORDINARY JUNE
The Yearly Strawberry Harvest
A lot of people don’t know this, but I grew up on a small dairy farm in Sturgeon Bay. Or, at least, it started as a dairy farm. Things sort of escalated from there.
far back as the 1930s. My parents coordinate the operation, my grandpa delivers the product to local grocery stores and consumer subscribers, and my sisters and I run the small attached storefront, go to farmer’s markets, and pick and pick and pick. Even my sisters’ kids love getting involved, and I know within a year or two, my Zoey will be toddling from row to row, tasting all of the different strawberries. I have to say, living in the midst of a strawberry cornucopia spoils you when it comes to preference. I know which specific strain and species of strawberry is the most mouthwatering. I’m a bit bitter, though — my parents discontinued that particular variety since they’re not exactly the prettiest. All of us constantly debate which variety is objectively the best, but there are two things we agree on: Strangely enough, you’ll rarely see me eating any kind of strawberry dessert. I’m of the opinion that strawberries should be left alone. If they need sugar, you’ve got the wrong berries. Every year, I look forward to the June harvest. It’s about twice as exhausting as my job here at Milwaukee Foot & Ankle, but it’s also a fantastic time, getting the whole family working together toward a singular goal. We catch up, our kids play, and everyone is contented after a hard day’s work. So, next time you’re visiting Sturgeon Bay, stop by Malvitz Bay Farms! I know for sure you won’t be able to find a better berry anywhere else. Lucy Meier 1. 2. Late-season, small, dark strawberries are more flavorful. Store-bought berries are completely tasteless.
In 1985, my sisters and I, little girls doing our chores around the dairy farm, were busy dreaming of Disney World. The place represented a form of magic for each of us, and apparently, our preoccupation made it into
the heads of our mom and dad. But, as any parent will tell you, a trip to “The Most Magical Place On Earth” isn’t exactly cheap, and they had to get creative. The one thing they had an overabundance of was land, so they decided to branch out a bit, planting a few lines of strawberries in a corner of the farm. They planned to sell the berries for a little surplus of cash for the Disney fund. We did end up using the berry money to go to the Magic Kingdom a couple of years later, but the importance of those few strawberry crops ended up being slightly more wide-reaching than our extra fun vacation fund. Over time, the strawberry business took over, until our humble dairy farm had been converted to a multi-produce operation. Nowadays, Malvitz Bay Farms grows all kinds of vegetables, from asparagus and kohlrabi to zucchini; multiple fruits including rhubarb and apples; and even free-range chickens. But our true pride and joy is our strawberry patch, packed with over 12,000 strawberry plants of 12 different varieties. We now have 9 miles’ worth of strawberry plants on our farm. Every June, like clockwork, my sisters and I head home for a doozy of a harvest. It’s a family business in the truest sense. My great-grandpa started the farm way back in the day — it’s where my dad grew up — so we’ve been farming that land since as
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4 DRINK HACKS TO KEEP YOUR BEVERAGE COOL
“I had surgery for arthritis in my big toe performed by Dr. Waldman years ago, and it turned out wonderful! When I saw that Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists opened in Mequon, I was very pleased for the convenience. I now was experiencing pain in one of my other toes that was bothering me for quite some time. I made an appointment with Dr. Waldman, and he took care of it that very day. I should have made the appointment a long time ago! I am very pleased with Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists and Dr. Waldman. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who wants happier feet!” - TimW. “After years of walking in pain, three different podiatrists, and six surgeries, I finally found Dr. Waldman. He didn’t just file the foot and put a Band-Aid on it. He found the cause of the pain, and after one surgery, I amwalking with no pain. I dusted off my treadmill, and I enjoy walking again. Thank you, Dr. Waldman!” - Mary H. “Dr. Meier provided exceptional care. Due to her accurate diagnosis and treatment, I am now pain-free. Thank you, Dr. Meier.” - Daniel K.
The sun is summer’s greatest ally — and greatest enemy. For every sun-soaked day at the beach, there are sunburns trying to ruin the party. With every excuse to drink an icy beverage, the sunshine’s more determined to keep the drink from staying cool.
These hacks will allow you to enjoy the benefits of the summer sun without the side effect of a warm beverage.
First, let’s say you just got home from the grocery store where you purchased a 12-pack of your favorite soda. You’re thirsty and it’s room temperature at best, right? Patience is a virtue, but there’s nothing wrong with accelerating the process. Fill a bowl with ice water and add a teaspoon of salt, then submerge a can of soda in the bowl. This process will cool your drink more than twice as fast as just putting it in the freezer. This other example requires less work, but it takes more freezer space. And if you’re like the rest of us, your freezer is pretty packed in the summer! Wet a paper towel and wrap it around a bottle or can before you place it in the freezer. The contents inside will cool much more quickly. If you have more time to plan, this hack will keep your drink cold for longer. Ice doesn’t fit in a bottle, and freezing your beer or other beverage will get you to Slushy Town in a hurry. Fill an empty bottle about halfway, put the cap on, and place it in the freezer on its side. When it’s frozen, pour your favorite beverage inside — the ice from top to bottom will keep the contents cool on the go. Bonus Hack: This has nothing to do with the sun, but is still a neat way to make drinking your beverage easier. If you go fancy and use a straw when you drink from a can, you know how hard it is to get the straw to stay put. Spin the can’s tab around and feed the straw through it. Now you’ll have a well-behaved straw that doesn’t shift around when you need it to be there for you.
The sun is hot, and the summer is long. You need the comfort of a cool beverage to help you get through it. Keep cool, wear sunscreen, and have fun!
WORK OUT ON THE ROAD The No-equipment Workout
For advanced athletes, summer brings the opportunity to add some extra “play hard” to your “work-hard-play-hard” routine. To the most dedicated of gym buffs, the thought of laying around on a beach for a week during vacation sounds absurd. So what should you do when you have to leave your regularly scheduled workouts and your gym membership at home? Luckily, there’s a workout for you — it’s called the Sore Legs, No Equipment Workout. The Sore Legs, No Equipment Workout, also known as the Hotel Room Workout, was created by Bobby Maximus, author of “Maximus Body” and a regular contributor to Men’s Health. While this workout is especially beneficial for endurance and strength athletes, anyone up a creek without a paddle, or rather, in a hotel room without gym access, will find this workout helpful. Maximus’ Sore Legs, No Equipment Workout involves a series of repeated lunges and wall-sits to bulletproof your lower body. Not only will this give you more stamina on a long run or ride, but you’ll also get rid of aches and pains. Better yet, if you don’t have any lower body issues related to running now, you’ll prevent issues down the road by using this workout. Most strength athletes find themselves in a rut because they don’t do enough reps. This workout is designed to solve that problem. This workout is not only designed to increase your lower body strength and harden your body, but to challenge you mentally as well.
In essence, the Sore Legs, No Equipment Workout involves 40 alternating bodyweight lunges, followed by a 30-second wall-sit. Then, 38 alternating lunges, followed by another 30-second wall-sit. You reduce the number of alternating lunges by two every time and end each rep with a 30-second wall-sit until you are down to two alternating lunges followed by a 30-second wall-sit. To get the most out of this workout, it’s recommended that you make it through the workout without resting. Most likely, you’ll find that a few reps into the Sore Legs, No Equipment Workout, your legs will be just that — sore. Beyond that, this workout is a great way to add variety into your normal workouts and keep you at your strongest during summer vacations and work trips.
Sensational Summer Salad
It’s officially the season of salads, and fruit salads are summer’s specialty! Enjoy this tasty dish as a side or main course. For some added protein, toss in a handful of slivered almonds or chopped pecans.
• 1 pound strawberries, thinly sliced • 3 medium peaches, thinly sliced • 1 cup blueberries • 1 heaping tablespoon fresh basil or mint, chopped
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 1 tablespoon maple syrup • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1. In a medium serving bowl, combine the strawberries, peaches, blueberries, and basil. 2. Drizzle lemon juice, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar on top. 3. Gently toss to combine. 4. Serve immediately, or chill for later.
Recipe inspired by eatingwell.com.
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A Berry, Berry Extraordinary June
4 Drink Hacks to Keep Your Beverage Cool
Work Out on the Road
Sensational Summer Salad
The Mountains From Hell?
THE MOUNTAINS FROM HELL?
They also comprise some of the prettiest territory, because that’s usually how these things work. Spectacular views of Hells Canyon, the Snake River, and western Idaho will blow adventurers’ minds. So will the bighorn sheep, deer, black bears, and mountain lions native to the area. Thick with dense pine forests and dotted with lakes, the Seven Devils range is unmatched in its splendor and diversity. Many fishermen hike into the mountains to experience the excellent trout fishing in the area’s alpine lakes. This is a trip best suited for experienced backpackers. Backpackers on the Seven Devils Loop, the most popular trail in the region, face a 27-mile hike best spread out over three to five days due to the massive elevation changes, the result of many ridges summited and descended. With water sources few and far between, and help much farther away than that, the Seven Devils range is not for the faint of heart or the inexperienced. For this reason, it’s a badge of honor among those who love the outdoors. Desolate and lonely, you’d be lucky to run into more than a handful of people on the whole trek, and many folks don’t meet another soul for days. If you do, it will likely be at landmarks like the Dry Diggins fire lookout or on one of the many summits. If you’re trying to escape the crowds at more popular hiking locations, this is the place to go. Come to think of it, if you’re trying to escape anything — from angry creditors to mafia loan sharks — you should load up your pack and head for these hills.
With names like Mt. Baal, The Ogre, and Goblin, you might guess that the Idaho mountains known as the Seven Devils are rough going — and you’d be right. Most of the peaks in the range sport intimidating names that bring Dante’s “Inferno” to mind and make you wonder exactly what haunts the region. It doesn’t help that the mountain range — set in the central part of the state, close to the Oregon border — is some of the toughest territory in the Pacific Northwest.
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