At some point in my journey of becoming a self-proclaimed locavore, vacations have become, well, different. I’m always up for traveling, but I’ve found that eating on the road can damn near ruin a vacation. There seems to be a very fine and almost invisible line between wanting to experience the local cuisine and all [...]
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It’s cold and rainy in Kansas City today, but according to my seasonal allergies, spring is upon us. Thank God. I embrace every season. I really do. But I was losing my grip with winter. It’s time for spring. Kansas City, get ready for a season of farmers markets, new restaurants, farm tours and fairs. [...]
I have absolutely no recipes to share with you this week. Sorry. My husband was out of town for 7 seven days and I cooked one pot of soup the entire week. We ate leftovers. And omelets and salads. I like to tease him that every time he goes out of town I lose five [...]
This is sort of a special edition post to inform Kansas Citian’s on some exciting upcoming events. One of those events is for Slow Food, which is an international organization, movement rather, committed to good, clean and fair food. It’s about discovering and honoring local cultures through food and paying a fair price to the [...]
I continue to be shocked and amazed at how many really good local wines we have in and around Kansas City. The latest one I’ve tried might be my new fave. I know, I have had lots of “faves”, so I might be losing credibility. Nevertheless, you should still give this one a try — [...]
This is going to be a quick post, but I’m proud of my Christmas tree and want to show it off! Friday night I picked up a tree at BADSEED Farmers Market from Laura at Blue Door Farm. Skipping the tradition of spending waaaay too much money on a tree was a smart move. This [...]
My friend, Shelly, won tickets from Tastebud Magazine to go to the Iowa Food and Wine Expo this weekend in Des Moines. Lucky for me, she took me along. I thought I would share some pictures of my favorite things.
Posted in Places to Go on Oct 19th, 2010
Last evening I attended Slow Food KC’s Harvest in the Vineyard event at Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery. Man, anyone who thinks Kansas City is not an exciting place to be right now is sorely mistaken. There are so many things going on with the local food movement that inspiration lies on every corner.
The week is getting by without me posting some photos from our tour last Sunday at Green Dirt Farm in Weston, MO. If you have never tried their sheep milk cheese before you are really missing out. I have to include a quote from their website to describe their cheese, because it says it all:
If you were to ask me at the beginning of this season, “What’s the BEST farmer’s market in KC?”, I would have said City Market. It’s the biggest, of course. Now that I have been to more markets around the city, though, I don’t think my answer would be the same. Let me put it [...]