Welcome to Spike’s Guide to East Town and Yankee Hill!

This is one of Milwaukee’s oldest neighborhoods.

It is perfect if you are a student at MSOE or if you work downtown and you don’t want to drive to work or even own a car.

Not only is it a great neighborhood to live in and work in, it is also right in the very heart of everything!

There are restaurants and parks and places of worship. There are clubs and taverns. There are hotels and grocery stores and pharmacies and lots and lots and lots of apartment buildings of all sizes, shapes, ages and architecture.

It is a very safe neighborhood, perhaps the safest neighborhood in all of Milwaukee County. You can safely walk to the lakefront. You can safely walk downtown. You can safely walk to Water and Brady streets. Several major county bus routes pass through the neighborhood.

On the weekends and evenings the streets and sidewalks are all busy with traffic and people. On Weekdays it’s different, everyone goes to work or to school and the streets are quiet, the neighborhood peaceful. Most mornings are also surprisingly quiet.

The noisiest thing in the neighborhood is the street traffic, the cars and the buses and the sirens and not infrequently there are passenger jets going over this part of the city and in the Summer there is a lakefront airshow that inflicts a weekend of sonic booms on the residents as well as the tourists, and there are a surprisingly large number of tourists from everywhere who stay at the nearby hotels.

Unfortunately there isn’t much in the way of shopping. But if you need something, the neighborhood is well covered by USPS, UPS, FedEX and Amazon for same day delivery.

Blackstone Kale Soup

Once you get all of the stuff and a big deep pot to cook it in, it will only take 30 minutes to cook big pot of soup! No meat! No dairy! No oils!

Blackstone Kale Soup
Get 64oz. Chicken stock, boiling.
1 chopped Acorn Squash
3 Chopped carrots
3 Chopped stalks of celery
4 Cups chopped Kale
1 Cup of cooked brown rice
1 can of drained great northern beans
1 can of cooked lentils
1 can of drained garbanzos
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 TSP onion powder
1 TSP garlic powder
1 TSP salt
1/4 TSP cayenne pepper
stir occasionally until it is simmering well…
Simmer 25 minutes until carrots are tender.
Take out a small dish, let it cool, taste it.
Take pepper grinder add very coarse ground black pepper to taste.

Essential Spices For Every Kitchen!

adobo seasoning
bay leaves
cayenne pepper (seeds/powder)
celery (salt/powder)
chili (powder/dried)
curry (leaves/powder)
dill weed
garlic (salt/minced/dried/powder)
granulated onion
green onion (freeze dried)
Italian combo seasoning
lawry’s seasoned salt
mrs. dash
mustard seed
onion (salt/minced/dried/powder)
pepper (black ground and corns)
turmeric (anti-inflammatory)

don’t open the container until you need the spice
keep your spices in a dark cool dry place in your pantry
wholesome spices are good for you so use them every day