Are you hoping Santa brings you an Instant Pot this Christmas, or maybe you got one last Christmas and haven’t taken it out of the box!  Cue Chef Char Morse at Kitchen 242 at the Muskegon Farmer’s Market.   Char has you covered with one of several Instant Pot cooking classes planned for the new year, with the first being held January 26th. 

Maybe you're getting pumped up for the game or possibly, you are out for a new taste to wow your family or friends at the next dinner party?  Well, there's one gal in town who's got the answers to life's riddles like this...Chef Char!  She rules the roost down at Kitchen 242 at the Muskegon Farmers Market and specializes in showing YOU how to make the good stuff in ways that are easily understandable, fun and efficient on time!

Tomatoes are falling off the vines around here now a days, and it's up to Chef Char to show you what to do with them right?  Well, lucky for all of us she's got the keys to Kitchen 242 at the Muskegon Farmers Market and she's got the secret to the freshest salsa, or Pico de Gallo, or Salsa Fresca you've ever heard of!

Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life, right?  Well what if that love extends a little past the average work day and kind of permeates your every day existence?  What if it's something that moves your soul and has been a part of your life since you were a kid?  Such is the case with Steve Salter of Whitehall.  He got the itch for music as a kid listening to WTRU and as he grew along came the era of the "British Invasion"....except he did something most people didn't even think to do as a music fan.....he asked "Who's this?"

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  Through out the summer, The Frauenthal Center held several history tour inside the theater. It's a tour where people can get on the stage, backstage to the "green room" and up close and personal with the mighty Barton Organ. Did you know that Frauenthal Center, originally Michigan Theater, was built in 1930s with the idea of a Spanish castle in mind? And that it was designed by architect C. Howard Crane, the same architect that is responsible for the Fox Theater and the Detroit Olympia? Obviously, it would be the best to be there physically and see it for yourself. But if you haven't been able to make it to any of the tours, don't worry, we got you covered right here on Muskegonchannel.com

It's asparagus season in Michigan.  A delicious vegetable that annually Michigan produces 20 million pounds of on 9,500 acres of land and is raised by 120 Michigan family farms.  Michigan ranks #2 in the nation for production of asparagus with California being first and Washington being 3rd.  Asparagus is actually part of the lily family....bet you didn't know that.  We have until the end of June in the northern part of Michigan to enjoy it fresh off the farm as the growing season ends then and the average lifespan of a field of asparagus will last 20 years.  All these fun facts come from Michiganasparagus.org

Yes, there is still snow on the ground, but there is no proof that it's some kind of James Bond super villain that's in charge of controlling the weather, so lets go with the assumption that it's going to warm up and we're going to be enjoying everything fun about the movies in West Michigan that we know and love...including being one of the last bastions of hope when it comes to the timeless classic of having a drive in!  More on the drive in in a moment, but let's talk about some cult classics first.

We base the season around sports and of course with sports...you want something good to eat.  Are you getting all pumped up for the onslaught of March Madness?  Well, Chef Char fro Kitchen 242 at the Muskegon Farmers Market has just the recipe for you this go around!  She's got enough enough spice to tempt your taste buds and the recipe is as simple as can be.  

It was a one time occurrence.  It was an almost unheard of happening to get so many giants of their industry into one room and it's only happened a handful of times since, and it could be argued that it was never "topped" because of the people that came together one time at a studio in Memphis in 1956.  The People?  Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.  The studio?  Sun Records.  The instigator?  Sam Phillips.  If you know anything about rock history....you are intrigued now. 

Chef Char is back from Kitchen 242 at the Muskegon Farmers Market!  With the holiday's coming up quick, there's always a question of what to bring to the family gathering or the office pot luck that will be different and fun, but easy to make and add a splash to the event!