My mom did most of the cooking in he house while I was growing up, but my Dad was obsessed with grilling and trying to perfect certain barbecue recipes – I have a feeling this is the case for many people. He will actually be retiring next week, so I expect during my future visits […]
What’s Left for Summer? We have plenty of great programming left this summer for young adults. Here is a list of what’s happening each Monday from 2:00-3:00 in Marvin Auditorium. Jun 10 | 2:00–3:00 pm | Marvin Auditorium 101AB Planting Beneath the Surface [11–18 years] Dig beneath the surface and plant a garden. Create a […]
Here in Kansas we seem to finally be rounding that corner into summer. For me this brings to mind memories of camping, fishing, and lazy afternoons relaxing and reading a good book. For those of you looking for Kansas camping sites and fishing holes, you’ve come to the right place. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism […]
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 […]
Whitley Johnson wants nothing more than to get out of town after graduation, to escape her depressed mother in Indiana and visit her fun-loving father’s condo by the lake in Kentucky for the summer. When she can’t remember the name of the guy she wakes up next to after getting drunk at a party on […]
I know most people go to the farmers market to find farm-fresh vegetables and homemade goodness. And while I am definitely included in that group I also go to the market to see what people create in my community. It is an amazing place to find special and totally unique items that are “not found in stores”!
Author Valerie Easton has given you permission to let loose with your flower arranging. In her new book Petal & Twig: Seasonal bouquets with blossoms, branches, and grasses from your garden she encourages you to look closely at your own yard, find what is beautiful to you, and bring it inside. The simple joy of […]
The first day of Summer is upon us and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the beautiful weather than enjoying a bowl of delicious, creamy ice cream! This is one of my favorite desserts to make at home, and I was so excited to find the variety of cookbooks Topeka & Shawnee County […]
With increasingly pleasant weather just a few months away, it’s time to start thinking about summer activities. It’s hard to consider warm sunshine and bright blue skies without thinking about all the great lakes we have in Kansas. There are certainly quite a few water sports available to us during the summer; one of my favorites is […]
Have you ever looked closely at your bottle of sunscreen? Is yours from a few years ago like mine? The FDA is setting new standards for sunscreen labeling so you know what kind of protection you’ll have with your product.Take a look at your bottle and see whether your sunscreen makes the cut.