One of my favorite foods to eat while growing up was pear preserves made by my Mamaw every year. Even today when she sees my father she is sure to send him home with a few cans of pear preserves. Not only is she one of the best cooks ever, she is also responsible for [...]
My favorite part of Summer is the abundance of fresh, local produce available for months on end. Yes, you can find local produce the rest of the year, but there is nothing like juicy, succulent tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, peppers, fresh herbs, did I mention tomatoes? You get the idea. A wonderful offering of Topeka & Shawnee [...]
Come to the library and listen to home-brewers from the Greater Topeka Hall of Foamers, a local brewing club, as they discuss different aspects of home-brewing. In April we listened as they presented a basic session on how to get started. Plan attending every third Thursday through July to hear about other advanced brewing topics [...]
For high-quality locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, live chickens, bedding plants and fresh cut flowers, the Monday Farmers Market has something for everyone. The Market opens May 13. Make sure to come in and browse the bounty harvested by local farmers.
When my husband and I first started cooking on our own I barely cooked with meat for two reasons: 1.) It grossed me out to touch it and 2.) I wanted to experiment more with meat-free cooking. Okay, there is also an element of laziness added in this equation, but we will ignore that [...]
The votes are in and the prizes have been awarded! Take a look at this year’s Edible Book Festival winners.
Guests will be thinking about nothing but net at this basketball party. March Madness starts “Selection Sunday,” March 17. 2013 when 64 NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball teams are selected to go to the “Big Dance—the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship tournament. The first weekend of tournament play is the safest time to have a [...]
Edible Book Festival 2013 | Friday, April 5 | 5:30 – 8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium
Join us to celebrate the joys of books and food at the 7th Annual Edible Book Festival. The Festival is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome. To participate, reserve your space by April 4 by calling the Sabatini Art Gallery at 785-580-4515. Don’t want to make a book? You can come to admire the creativity on display and enjoy a few snacks too.
If you’re anything like me, you have a tendency to scour over the upcoming books section listed with online booksellers with the purpose of finding new cookbooks to obsess over! Below are my 10 favorite cookbooks that are fairly new (within the last 6 months!) or new to the collection. Modern Sauces by Martha Holmberg [...]
Join us Wednesday Wednesday February 6, 2013 7:00-8:00PM in Menninger Room 206 as Cindy Higgins, journalist and Kansas Historian, from the Kansas Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau presents “Kansas Brewers and Breweries.” As settlers streamed into Kansas, brewers set up their mash tuns and wort kettles when making beer was still an art and state prohibition [...]
When I am planning meals for the week (okay, sometimes it’s for the day!), I try to keep in mind seasonal recipes. One reason I do this is because the food flat out tastes better if it is in season, and seasonal foods usually are kinder to my bank account. Each season I check winter [...]