<![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 48 hours in Bentonville, Ark. http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article95579842.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 13 Aug 2016 22:02:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article95579842.html Rural Kansas shows how democracy wins: Our differences are endearing, not polarizing http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article93779412.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 07 Aug 2016 07:00:00 CDT

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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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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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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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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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