Wine, Texas Hill Country, History, and Wildflowers in Fredericksburg, Texas (Itinerary)

Fredericksburg, Texas April 2-6, 2018 Itinerary Monday, April 2 Kansas City to San Antonio via Southwest Airlines. Drive to Fredericksburg for dinner and check-in at Hangar Hotel. Dinner–Get in touch with Fredericksburg’s German history with dinner at Der Lindenbaum This authentic restaurant and Biergarten is located in a beautiful historic limestone building built by the German…

6 Places to Get Pickled in Ann Arbor, Michigan

This Food-Conscious City Embraces a Variety of Methods for Fermentation. Between the yogurt commercials promoting a flat belly to the numerous health claims made by physicians and holistic practitioners, you have no doubt heard about probiotics—or the “good” bacteria—found in fermented foods. Some research says that these good bacteria, particularly those in our gut, may…

The Best Egg You’ll Ever Eat

I was on a hunt for the perfect tomato at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, when I instead discovered the perfect egg. Farmer (and very entertaining salesman),Woody Singletary, when asked about his eggs, said, “These are the best eggs you will ever eat.” Ever. Now that’s a sales pitch/challenge worth taking. Especially when they were only…

Gardening And Other Ways I Entertain Myself When Not Traveling

If I’m not on a train, my feet are usually firmly planted in the soil. Gardening is a therapeutic pastime I enjoy each summer. Last year, with eight raised beds, I happily planted a variety of produce: an abundance of herbs, tomatoes, several types of squash, cucumbers, watermelon and cantaloupe…and the list goes on. I experienced…

One Selfish Reason I Eat Local

There are many practical reasons for eating locally-grown and seasonal produce: supporting local farmers, less impact on the environment, and aiding the local economy; but, I have one very selfish reason: flavor. Every meal will be the best damn meal you’ve had all year. There is nothing like the freshness and vitality of seasonal, local,…