Category Archives: Events

Master Gardener in the Making

This Fall, I’ve been enjoying participating in the Master Gardener training program offered through ISU Extension.  This first month has been jam-packed with activities and classes, so I’ve scaled back on my recipe development to give myself a little breathing … Continue reading

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Campfire Cooking on a Gluten-Free, Anti-Inflammatory Diet

At first, packing a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory camp pantry for a week-long camping trip in Minnesota seemed a bit daunting.  Then I really thought about it, and realized that a lot of what we eat translates fairly well to cooking over … Continue reading

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Following An Anti-Inflammatory Diet at the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, Des Moines

Since discovering that gluten is one of my inflammation triggers, it has been tempting to blame all of my autoimmune woes on that troublesome little protein, and make eradicating gluten from my diet my primary focus.  Alas, this is not … Continue reading

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Daawat 2013: An Indian Feast with A Philanthropic Mission

Last weekend, for the second year in a row, the Midwestern Gentleman and I were delighted to join friends to attend Daawat, a fundraising event sponsored by the Iowa State University student group “Sankalp.”  For the past 17 years, Sankalp … Continue reading

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How I “Got Lucky”

A year ago this month I was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disease after two years of being sick enough to know something was wrong — truly wrong — beyond the usual suspects of overwork, lack of sleep, and “that … Continue reading

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Bombfire Pizza

For my day job as a book and paper conservator, I recently attended a weekend-long continuing education workshop at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation in Mt. Carroll, IL.  The program’s director encouraged workshop participants to join her for dinner … Continue reading

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TableTop Farm & Creamy Carrot Butter

The Midwestern Gentleman and I belong to a CSA at TableTop Farm.  I signed us up last January, mostly because I’m lazy and thought that having vegetables foisted upon me every week would make me research some new recipes and … Continue reading

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Surprise Birthday Somerset Salad Bar

First, a bit of housekeeping: regular readers, please note that I’ve changed my posting days to Tuesdays and Fridays.  Thanks! Second, I know, the title of this post makes no sense.  Yet.  Read on. The Midwestern Gentleman’s birthday was last … Continue reading

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Something to Celebrate (and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Too)

Two years and two days ago, the Midwestern Gentleman and I crossed paths for the first time, sitting at opposite ends of the table from one another at a gathering of mutual friends at the pub London Underground.  We had … Continue reading

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