Tag: foodie

The Gumdrop Tree

The Gumdrop Tree

Last night, I stopped at the grocery store and was scooping mixed nuts in the shell from the bin when a sweet lady approached me from the side and said, “Excuse me, but are you, by chance, buying those because it is a Christmas tradition 

Foodventurous: Rome

Foodventurous: Rome

Just how exactly does one put Rome into words? Even if I narrow it down to “food in Rome”, it is still an overwhelming task. Having just returned from a week in Italy and placing a magnificent check-mark next to one of my upper-tier bucket 

The Perfect Gift for the Foodie on Your List

The Perfect Gift for the Foodie on Your List

Do you have a “foodie” in your life? Trust me … you have all kinds of “foodies” in your life. Whether it’s the gadget-loving chef or the tailgate-grazing sports fan or the I-don’t-turn-on-a-stove-but-I’ll-eat-anything-you-put-in-front-of-me consumer, everyone is a “foodie” at some level. The beauty of this? 

Food Resolutions

Food Resolutions

This is the week right between “Merry Christmas!” and “Happy New Year!” This is the week of “Have you made any resolutions for the new year?” Most often, the answer to this question will involve one or more of these words: WEIGHT HEALTH FITNESS Sound 

Chicken Poblano Soup

Chicken, white beans, poblanos, carrots, corn … grab your ladle. Soup’s On!

Iowa: Home of Giant Poblanos

Iowa: Home of Giant Poblanos

I became a bit obsessed with these peppers a few years ago at the farmers’ market in downtown Des Moines. It was a fall day and I could smell them before I saw them … roasted poblanos. Not just roast-ed, roast-ing! This guy had a big metal cage filled with peppers, rotating over a flame. He had the warm peppers in plastic bags to take home. SOLD. The next year, they were in my garden.

Cold Room

Cold Room

A cold room, or “root cellar”, is an underground room (often found under a front porch) that is built to maintain a constant, cool temperature without allowing what’s inside to freeze. Jars of tomatoes, beans, salsa, sauerkraut, beets, pickles, jams and jellies, and fruit sauces, all ready and waiting.

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Have you heard the one about the woman who grew the world’s largest zucchini? She wanted to take it to a friend to show it off. The zucchini was so huge, it stuck out the car window and she couldn’t lock the car. Stopping at 

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!