<![CDATA[Cindy Hoedel: Food & Restaurant Blog | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:15:00 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:15:00 CST Cindy Hoedel 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Spirits take flight at airport arrival area http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article89579352.html#storylink=rss Like a scene from “Love Actually,” reunions bring smiles on an evening at KCI

After a troubling week, people from a variety of cultures share a common bond

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:09:00 CDT

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Three ways to reduce plastic waste that don’t require legislation or giving up Keurig http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article85360177.html#storylink=rss Countries and cities worldwide are increasingly banning plastic bags, bottles and single-serve coffee pods

There’s no need to wait for a ban, Cindy Hoedel says

Switching to reusable alternatives requires learning new habits

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Dirty Kanza Diaries: 15 Instagram posts that capture the bike race’s glory, agony http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article82071082.html#storylink=rss A total of 966 riders from 44 states, 10 countries tackle earth, wind, water and fiery sun

The 200-mile endurance race traverses remote Flint Hills range land

Instagram posts capture beauty and agony

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:52:33 CDT

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Signs of a Kansas summer: Lightning bugs, warm strawberries http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article81331267.html#storylink=rss Memorial Day weekend presented Cindy Hoedel with her first lightning bug sighting

Other summer hallmarks: Ripe strawberries, fireside picnics, sour cherries

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:41:19 CDT

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Dirty Kanza 2016 sees 1,000-plus cyclists take on the Flint Hills http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article81784197.html#storylink=rss The 200-mile gravel endurance race draws top cyclists from around the nation and world

2015 champs Yuri Hauswald and Amanda Nauman are back to defend their titles

Downtown Emporia will be a party scene from dawn to midnight

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 07:47:27 CDT

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Straw bale gardening: Cindy Hoedel’s tips for getting the most out of it http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article74493572.html#storylink=rss This is her fourth year of straw bale gardening

It’s not magic but is good for gardeners who have poor soil

Watch her video for tips on how to condition the bales

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Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 CDT

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Buying a year’s worth of meat from farmer neighbors is a bargain http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article71797112.html#storylink=rss Filling my chest freezer with local meat and poultry is tasty and practical

Buying a half-side of beef means paying a lot up front, but the per-pound price is cheap

My local beef and pork come in freezer paper, not foam trays and plastic wrap

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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KC furniture business given to apprentice who worked for nothing http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article66851512.html#storylink=rss David Polivka ran his high-end furniture business for 40 years

Matt Castilleja was a stranger who walked in the door in 2012, asking to work and learn for free

A cautious relationship has grown into one of great trust

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:25:00 CDT

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When it comes to Parmesan, let’s be real http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article63875787.html#storylink=rss Bloomberg recently reported many products labeled “100 percent” grated Parmesan contain wood fillers

Cindy Hoedel is more concerned about taste of cheese in powder form

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Sat, 05 Mar 2016 04:33:00 CST

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For me, Groundhog Day is not the middle of winter but the first day of spring http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article57061603.html#storylink=rss Modern seasons do not align with ancient calendar

Makes sense to me that Feb. 2 would be first day of spring

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 05:22:00 CST

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Hasbro, IBM blunders show sexism is still alive and all too well http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article54666055.html#storylink=rss An 8-year-old girl led Hasbro to add Rey to its new “Star Wars” Monopoly game

A tone-deaf IBM campaign asked women to re-engineer the hairdryer

Let’s encourage women to speak up and be leaders

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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 02:00:00 CST

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Let’s keep the hot potatoes on the plate at this year’s Thanksgiving gathering http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article45472251.html#storylink=rss Activist groups are mixing Thanksgiving and hot-button issues

Washington Post is offering debating tips on using the term “radical Islam”

Say no to all of it by keeping the family time light and happy

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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 CST

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Cindy Hoedel: The charms of rural life in Kansas for former city dweller http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article44396751.html#storylink=rss City dwellers don’t understand living in the country by choice

The most-asked question is: Why?

First Fridays are great but so are meteor showers in an inky dark sky

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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 03:00:00 CST

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WHO is being a Grinch about processed meats; we should not fear food http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article41805048.html#storylink=rss World Health Organization declared processed meats can cause cancer

Cancer is a complex and unpredictable disease

I think we should eat the way our ancestors ate

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Cindy Hoedel: Thank you, Oklahoma, for protecting Americans’ freedom to worship — or not http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article38203074.html#storylink=rss Ten Commandments statue removed this week

Oklahoma Constitution prohibits religious displays on state property

Democracy means respecting all beliefs, or nonbeliefs

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:52:00 CDT

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Let 2014 be the year we accept atheists http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article38105334.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:17:39 CDT

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A son of 18th & Vine pursues his vision for a Black Silicon Valley south of the Jazz District http://www.kansascity.com/living/article37255032.html#storylink=rss Vewiser Dixon’s idea is a cradle-to-college community

He has launched dozens of retail businesses in the urban core

Dixon wants to bring tech startups to South Vine

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Sat, 03 Oct 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Byron Motley’s love for Cuba documented in ‘Embracing Cuba’ http://www.kansascity.com/living/article37235478.html#storylink=rss Motley grew up in KC and spent 10 years researching his book

Author says being a black man in Cuba feels “absolutely different”

His second-favorite city after Havana is Trinidad

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Sat, 03 Oct 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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I love my old reference for the notes, glimpses into the past http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article36478188.html#storylink=rss Some gems tucked inside my old reference books include newspaper clippings and notations in the margins.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Anne Lindberg’s new artwork for Rockhurst University dedicated http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article35451690.html#storylink=rss Longtime Kansas City artist Anne Lindberg, who moved to the Hudson Valley in New York in February, has created a large-scale work for the new $25 million Arrupe Hall at Rockhurst University, a series of seven cast concrete panels that interpret the motion of water to represent wisdom.

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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:21:58 CDT

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Pole beans, cantaloupe are on my garden all-stars roster http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article34496967.html#storylink=rss Columnist Cindy Hoedel writes: Diversity is great, but when it comes to growing food, I’m looking for the best, most consistent performers. In the third year of my straw bale garden, these are the all-stars I will be growing again next year.

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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Fried chicken and fun: How one KC family is reclaiming Sunday dinner http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article33767865.html#storylink=rss Through learning her mother’s fried chicken recipe, Sheri Gray and her family want to revive the tradition of regularly hosting large Sunday dinners to bring the family together.

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Sat, 05 Sep 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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New West Bottoms gallery 50/50 gives equal billing to local, national artists http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article32544003.html#storylink=rss FALL VISUAL ARTS 2015: 50/50’s first exhibit, “Cohost,” is a collaboration between Kristin Walsh of New York and Robert Howsare of Kansas City, who combine digital and analog elements in their installations.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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My cheap summer kitchen is great for canning and staying cool http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article31514717.html#storylink=rss A true summer kitchen is a place for work, not entertaining. The key components are a cook top large enough to accommodate a canner, some counter or shelf space, access to water, and shelter from the wind and rain. Mine took a couple hours to set up and cost a dollar.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Brandied peaches: Make them now to have for the holidays http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31653107.html#storylink=rss Make brandied peaches for holiday eating or gift-giving with ripe, juicy farm-fresh peaches. You can find them at farmers markets and area orchards through the end of August.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Tallgrass Tap House in Manhattan scores big on flavor http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article31502576.html#storylink=rss Try the pork belly Cuban sandwich and a Farmhand house-brewed saison on your next game day visit to the Little Apple.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:22:06 CDT

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No air conditioning is no problem http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article29567416.html#storylink=rss This is my third A/C-free summer, and I don’t think I could return to the refrigerated home life. It’s a choice, not a hardship. The first July in my no-central-air house, a friend gave me a window unit for the bedroom. I installed it, never used it, and took it out again. To me, kicking the A/C habit feels liberating, not limiting.

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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Handle your chickens, just wash your hands http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article28399390.html#storylink=rss A poultry expert is “flabbergasted” by a CDC report warning chicken owners to not kiss their birds. It’s no laughing matter. But the safety rules are simple.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Complex characters populate these fabulous summer reads http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article27350500.html#storylink=rss “Dead Wake” by Erik Larson, a novel about dead people translated from modern Irish, and a book on the Wright brothers’ adventure in flying all make my list of well-written books with complex characters that are perfect for summer.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Readers take me to task over mower bag http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article26767999.html#storylink=rss But there’s an innocent explanation. It has to do with missing parts, thrift and circumventing a safety feature.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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