Category Archives: Food

Sweet Leilani Would Love The Paradise I Found On North Grant Avenue

Have you been to Walt Disney World’s “Enchanted Tiki Room,” where scores of exotic birds talk, warble and whistle; carved pagan gods beat drums and chant; totems sing; and orchids croon? How about the Polynesian Village Resort and its “Spirit … Continue reading

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Serve Tomato Aspic On “Harvest Wheat,” Just Like At Johnny’s Home

“Living History Tour.” The concept of a costumed guide at a historic site assuming the character of a person associated with that place is a clever way to engage people and give them an entirely different perspective on history. But … Continue reading

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Holy Schist! It’s Time For Fifteen More Philadelphia Stories

“My stay in Philadelphia was very short, but what I saw of its society I greatly liked,” Charles Dickens reported in his 1842 American Notes for General Circulation. That’s also the conclusion I reached after last summer’s sojourn there. So … Continue reading

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Sniff Out The Food Truck Topped Off With A Spatula And A Rolling Pin

Remember when King Arthur Flour’s traveling baking demonstration came to Akron, Ohio in November 2013? Now these Vermont-based bakers are hitting the road in a spiffy food truck, whipping up freshly baked batches of treats to share with foodies around … Continue reading

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Battelle Darby Creek Park’s Naturalists Know How To Throw My Kind Of Kentucky Derby Party

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything,” William Shakespeare mused.  Here on Riverglen Drive, the last week of April always puts my neighbors in the spirit of partying. It begins with the huge truckload of mulch dumped in … Continue reading

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Covering Compost Cookies to Candy Couture In 24,021 New York City Steps

When the first Saturday morning in December dawns, you may like to be nestled all snug in your bed, but I much prefer hitting the pavement for another now-legendary 15-hour visit to New York City. The once-bleary-eyed novice in All … Continue reading

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Bake Batches Of Tasty Treats With The Columbus Dispatch’s Holiday Cookie Guide

When the ever-present plate of cookies is passed at a holiday gathering, what do you choose? I’ll admit, there’s a strategy to how I load up the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate for its next trip around the table. The Springerles, … Continue reading

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