Monthly Archives: December 2011

Thrift finds: New Year’s Eve

I’ve been sick for the past two days and basically hadn’t given a thought to what I’d wear tomorrow night. After napping for a while today I realized I had one option: shop my own closet. So I started to … Continue reading

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Mulled Wine Party

It’s a tradition on the Hansen side of my family to have a wintertime mulled wine party. My mother-in-law brews up a big vat of mulled wine along with hot chocolate and hot tea and my father-in-law builds a big … Continue reading

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Chefs for Christmas, part two

A handful of Omaha chefs were kind enough to answer a question or two about their holiday traditions for the paper earlier this week. I asked them all one more question to feature on the blog: “What is your favorite … Continue reading

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Dining Trends: Wine Dinners

Last Friday I wrote a story about wine dinners in Omaha. I went to one at the Boiler Room and had a great experience. The short form: Wine dinners are expensive but worth the money. You’ll get to try wines … Continue reading

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happy christmasbirthday

Last night my husband took me to The Grey Plume for my birthday dinner, followed by drinks at The Boiler Room. I ate sautéed octopus. Duck fat fries with an egg. Duck with pillowy gnocchi.  (lots of duck, I know.) … Continue reading

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Chefs for Christmas

Today in the World-Herald I have a few Q&As with local chefs from Lincoln and Omaha about their holiday traditions. I also asked each of them one additional question and saved the answers to be featured on Omavore: “What is … Continue reading

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Matt Miller’s Chestnut Soup

Last week my friend Matt Miller brought me a bowl of chestnut soup. I’d never had chestnut anything before, but let me tell you, this soup was amazing. I gleefully slurped it down for lunch and asked him if he’d … Continue reading

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An appreciation: Caffé Italia

Caffé Italia, hidden in a tiny strip mall in one of Lincoln’s off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods, is one of those places that people who love eating dream of finding. I first went to Caffé Italia with my now husband when we had … Continue reading

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Pasture walk

Tromped through the country Saturday afternoon in Red Cloud. Wore my tried-and-true Bean boots. Happy weekend. Now, for a cocktail.

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Gift guide: for everyone on your list

The internet is rife with gift guides. Because I don’t think I can beat my local guide from yesterday, I figured I’d link to some of the best I’ve seen in the past week or two. Prepare for an epic … Continue reading

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