Tag: foodventurous

20 of the Best Foods of 2020

20 of the Best Foods of 2020

2020 brought us incredible challenges, shortages and restrictions. It is not possible to review this year without remembering the fear and the loss; but, amidst all those troubling days we hopefully also find the good. What things brought you joy? For me, I obviously find 

Foodventurous: Decorah, Iowa

Foodventurous: Decorah, Iowa

Take a virtual tour of Decorah, Iowa! Fly fishing and hiking, stuffing bluffs and architecture, breweries, coffeehouses and pizza on a farm, you will love this town!

Foodventurous: Miami

Foodventurous: Miami

September is not the month this Iowa girl would pick for a trip to Miami.  Cooler temps and turning leaves typically have me pulling out flannel shirts and making chili and molasses cookies. However, when an opportunity to spend a few days in southern Florida 

Foodventurous: Olive Oil in Lazio

Foodventurous: Olive Oil in Lazio

Which travel personality are you? Are you the laid-back, we’ll-figure-it-out-as-we-go type? Or are you like me … Type A, FOMO (fear-of-missing-out), Google-obsessed planner? You can imagine then that a trip to Rome as the master-planner for 6 people might send me into overdrive. It did. 

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 

Exploring SW Colorado

Exploring SW Colorado

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

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.