Byline: Ed Lowe
Oct. 8--NEENAH, Wis.--You'll catch more bees with honey, but vinegar just might capture your heart.
It happened to Bob and Colleen Lace, proprietors of Colleen's Tough Times, a spiced maker of gourmet flavored vinegars and mustards.
Bob Lace, who describes himself as "just the guy who does all the work," says the 10-year-old-enterprise poses no threat to mass producers like Heinz or French's.
Yet with steadily building demand for Tough Times' products -- five varieties of mustard and 13 strains of flavored vinegar -- times are not as tough as product labels might suggest. Bob says he needs a new and larger commercial kitchen to accommodate the firm's growing production needs. The company moved from smaller kitchens twice before for the same reason.
Colleen admits the business came about much as a …