Foodventurous: Austin

Foodventurous: Austin

Take a look at this food blogger’s visit to Austin, Texas: the Indulge Conference, bats, food, and family.

Foodventurous: Minneapolis II

Foodventurous: Minneapolis II

Living Foodventurously at the 2017 Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Minneapolis!

12 Plates of Pork

12 Plates of Pork

Sampling the pork dishes of 12 chefs from around the state and picking up foodie tips and tricks.

Exploring SW Colorado

Exploring SW Colorado

Fly fishing, gorgeous scenery, peach orchards, wineries and fine and fun food come together here.

Foodventurous: Iowa State Fair 2016 (2)

Foodventurous: Iowa State Fair 2016 (2)

Join me for some grape stomping and other activities off the beaten path at the Iowa State Fair!

Foodventurous: Iowa State Fair 2016 (1)

Foodventurous: Iowa State Fair 2016 (1)

My legs hurt, my arms hurt, my stomach hurts, and I am tired. Today I am recovering from a 12-hour-day at the Iowa State Fair. I know, for some people, this is a pretty amateur effort but I packed in as much fun as I could!

Foodventurous: Minneapolis

It’s a good thing Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”. It takes a good 2-3 mile walk around one of them to counter the effects of the 10,000 restaurants, and I’m pretty sure that is only counting Minneapolis!

Last weekend we spent a little over 24 hours in Minneapolis visiting my son’s girlfriend. She lives in the LynLake neighborhood, a young, vibrant area just south of downtown. Parking is pretty scarce, but once you find a spot, you can walk to whatever you want to see, do or EAT!

Foodventurous: Farmer’s Market

Foodventurous: Farmer’s Market

It’s one of my favorite times of year. Yesterday marked the first day that produce vendors line the streets of downtown Des Moines just hours after Court Ave announced last call. After the cold winter months, the various food tents are a welcome sight, and I wasted no time in making what was the first of many summer trips to the downtown area. It’s Farmer’s Market season!

Foodventurous: Opening Day

I woke up this morning to three wonderful things: a hot cup of coffee, a gorgeous sunrise, and a picture of Mike Matheny on espn.go.com/mlb!

My girlfriends talk about Kenny Chesney, Justin Timberlake, and Matt Damon. Don’t get me wrong … these are handsome men. But there is something about a man in a white uniform who can own a baseball cap.

In case I have lost you, Mike Matheny is the manager of my beloved St. Louis Cardinals. And don’t worry … my husband knows all about my crush. I like to make him and my boys roll their eyes when a game is on and I hush them whenever the camera crew gets a shot of Mike.

Foodventurous: Glazed and Infused

There were a lot of sad Cardinal-and-Gold-wearing people on the streets the next morning. We had noticed a place a couple blocks from our hotel with the word “Glazed” on the sign and assumed doughnuts had to be involved. We were not disappointed.

We walked into the door of “Glazed and Infused” and saw that we were in an area shared by the doughnut shop, a restaurant (Davanti Enoteca) and a hotel lobby (Courtyard by Marriott). There were about 20-25 people in line for doughnuts and every person that came out told us it is well worth the wait. So we got in line. Some people chose to sit down in the restaurant which offered made-to-order breakfast, a bloody mary bar and ability to order doughnuts with breakfast from the table. If you waited in line, you could then sit at a few of the tables between the restaurant and the hotel lobby. It was awesome!