Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dumpling making

When I visited China earlier this year, dumplings were everywhere. We ate them from street vendors and at restaurants and the fillings varied widely. A lot of the food we ate in China simply tasted better than the American imports … Continue reading

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Nebraska City

Over Labor Day weekend, Matthew and I drove down to Nebraska City. Normally we’d have waited until the Applejack Festival — read all about it in today’s World-Herald if you want to go — but we decided to avoid massive … Continue reading

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Veggies, root-to-tip

Today in the World-Herald, I wrote a story about eating the whole vegetable — the skins, the tops, everything. I first heard about this trend during a segment on The Splendid Table, one of my favorite NPR shows. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Review: Italian Gardens

I was excited to check out Italian Gardens, the latest restaurant to open in the charming spot at 1228 S. Sixth St. The short form: Italian Gardens has promise. Owner Jeff Camp told me he wants to move the menu from … Continue reading

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Review: Omaha Cheesecake Bakery

I’ve gotten a bit behind on posting my World-Herald reviews on the blog. I’ve got two to share, then I’ll do a new post, promise. First up: the Omaha Cheesecake Bakery, which I reviewed in early August. The short form: At first … Continue reading

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Dundee’s The French Bulldog

I’ve been waiting all summer for my neighborhood’s newest restaurant to open. Over the weekend, it did. Mind you, this isn’t a review, as the World-Herald never reviews places before they’ve been open for at least a month. This is … Continue reading

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Closet Clean-out, part one

I’m taking a break from food today to do a little blog post about my recent (ongoing, really) closet clean-out. In the past year or so I dove head-first back into thrifting, and I’ve acquired a lot. Exhibit A, below: … Continue reading

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Nebraska Wine and the Drought

Last week I spent a morning at James Arthur Vineyard in Raymond, Neb., watching a crew finish one of the earliest grape harvests ever in Nebraska. I was there for a story I wrote for yesterday’s paper, about how this … Continue reading

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