The Kansas City Royals’ annual FanFest begins Friday at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. The two-day event includes appearances by the players, autograph sessions and interactive activities. Find hours, ticket information here.
Valentine’s Day , invented or not, is a good jumping off point for an interesting subject: food as aphrodisiac. The concept has been around for nearly as long as mankind, and while it appears there are few scientific facts to back up the fanciful theories, it’s always a fun topic (for me, anyway) to explore.
From Johnson County K-State Research and Extension: If you have an interest in natural resources and enjoy working with others then the Kansas naturalist program may be just the opportunity for you. Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Kansas master naturalist training program. For details, read on.
Fannie Smith is a back-to-basics baker who has returned to her Midwestern food roots. Born in Hamilton, Mo., Smith worked in California for most of her professional academic life but returned to the Kansas City area four years ago, after marrying Rudy Wrobel, whom she met while doing research on family genealogy.
Squash is becoming ever more popular. I love cooking wit it and its fabulous flavor as well. This is a great side dish or appetizer — traditionally the zucca is fried before it is marinated, as I do here, but it is also delicious when grilled or boiled first. Although I recommend butternut squash, acorn, Hubbard, other varieties will work as well.
Making a Spicy Squid and Korean Grilled Shrimp With Rice and Seaweed Rolls requires a planning ahead. But Ian Zoellers, a student chef at Johnson County Community College, promises that the effort will be worth it. The result, he says, is “something like a stir-fry squid in a sushi roll.”
From Dennis: Like many of you, I enjoy feeding the birds. Now I will admit up front I am not a passionate, diehard bird enthusiast. But I do enjoy watching them feed and play in the yard. I don’t have to rush to the window to name every bird, or have the binoculars at hand. I just enjoy the very simple pleasure of providing their basic needs to help them find a home in this increasingly man-made jungle. For more, read on...
Boulevard Brewing Co. is set to release its wildly popular Chocolate Ale in Kansas City the week of Feb. 2. Chocolate Ale will be on tap starting Monday, Feb. 2, and in stores starting Tuesday, Feb. 3.