<![CDATA[Cindy Hoedel: Food & Restaurant Blog | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/ en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:43:47 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:43:47 CDT Cindy Hoedel 60 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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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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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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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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Thanks to my fierce chickens, the garden is flourishing http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article26001133.html#storylink=rss A half dozen hens have provided a natural solution to my grasshopper pest problem, and they are fun to watch to boot.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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My personal trainer is a push mower and nearly an acre of grass http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article25475431.html#storylink=rss While my town’s free Sunday evening yoga is on hiatus until fall, I’m relying on but my push mower to keep is keeping me in shape. “Lon,” a non-self-propelled Lawn Boy, keeps me toned and eliminates gym and lawn care expenses.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Gators in the Flint Hills: An off-road adventure with unforgettable views http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article24887713.html#storylink=rss A charity fundraiser by a John Deere dealership in Emporia lets two dozen couples drive four-wheel-drive Gators for a four-hour, off-road date night cruise through private ranch land.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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My Dirty Kanza diary: 36 hours of mud, grit and glory http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article23158254.html#storylink=rss Though she was not riding the epic 200-mile gravel grinder, The Star's Cindy Hoedel found it no less challenging to report on and sometimes be an aide to the hundreds of riders she saw on the trail last weekend during the Dirty Kanza  bicycle race.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:13:00 CDT

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I love Google, but my neighbor Betty’s wisdom is more valuable http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article22552191.html#storylink=rss Having a smartphone feeds my need for instant answers, but living in the country means I also have access to the knowledge my neighbors have gathered through years of experience.

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Sat, 30 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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A Dirty Kanza adventure: Storms, mustangs and the right travel buddy http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article21524958.html#storylink=rss While scoping out the route for the May 30 Dirty Kanza bicycle race, columnist Cindy Hoedel and Dave Leiker, a photographer, discovered they have similar tolerances for the unexpected. Which is a good thing.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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A. Bitterman’s proposal to swap Nelson sculpture with a condemned house draws ire of lawyers http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article21030816.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Three severe weather apps you should download now http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article20534934.html#storylink=rss With severe weather on the way, these free and under-$10 apps are a good investment in safety and peace of mind.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 16:04:51 CDT

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Cindy Hoedel: I learned planting tomatoes before Memorial Day isn’t worth it http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article20354841.html#storylink=rss You’ll have a long and more bountiful harvest if you wait until after Memorial Day Weekend to plant heat-loving crops such as tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, melons and squash.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 07:42:00 CDT

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My country auction dollar hauls help my wallet and the Earth http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article19864467.html#storylink=rss Old stuff is better than new stuff, almost always. So when columnist Cindy Hoedel hears “Dollar bill, would ya?” at an auction, she says: Yeah, I would. Over and over.

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Sat, 02 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Country living means I’m in touch with the elements http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article19233936.html#storylink=rss Columnist Cindy Hoedel is discovering new ways to interact with and use the four classical elements: earth, air, water and fire. Living in the country, her contact with all four is less mitigated now, more direct.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Watch: Why ranchers still burn Kansas tallgrass prairie http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article19229511.html#storylink=rss Renewing native grasses and wildflowers is only part of the reason. “We try to keep our burning patterns and how we burn close to how nature would have burned,” says rancher Gwen Hoy.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:47:04 CDT

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Ditch the War on Weeds; I love my dandelions http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article18664989.html#storylink=rss Life has enough challenges without us creating battles that don’t really need to be fought. Gain time and money by ignoring your weeds.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Postcard from the Flint Hills: What I’m learning about life at the top of the food chain http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article17980805.html#storylink=rss Living the in country means figuring out how to co-exist with wild animals. Some you welcome, like feral cats; some you need to scare away, like coyotes.

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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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A first peek into a long-unopened Kansas stone cellar http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article17205647.html#storylink=rss I felt like Indiana Jones as my friend Scott Dawson and I surveyed the contents of the limestone cellar with a vaulted ceiling. The cellar sits on his property in Chase County, Kan., which belonged to his grandparents. He said they never let him inside.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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The Conversation: Mexico’s relationship with U.S. should be ‘beyond immigration,’ diplomat says http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article17207297.html#storylink=rss Alicia Kerber, the head consul at the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City, says she sees a “new” Mexico that can help North America compete with the European Union and the Asia-Pacific bloc.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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It’s March, which means my madness for lettuce can finally move outdoors http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article15271979.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Fresh air, fresh food, fresh perspective — it’s time to trade winter for spring http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article13783949.html#storylink=rss This time of year, I don’t spring clean. I spring clear, shooing away old stuff to create space for something new. Three areas worthy of clearing are: air, food and ideas.

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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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What Bernita taught me: How to be a strong woman who relishes simple things http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article12603437.html#storylink=rss For the last two years, I have gotten to know 78-year-old Bernita, who now in at-home hospice care in Hesston, Kan., surrounded by family and close friends. She has enriched my life with her work ethic and easy nature.

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Sat, 07 Mar 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Farewell to the Kansas City Star Magazine http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article10701842.html#storylink=rss After 45 years of gracing the Sunday paper each week, the Kansas City Star Magazine takes a farewell bow today, but the spirit of mag stories — the deep profiles, the quirky stories, the gorgeous photos — is not going away.

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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:01:00 CST

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Fan sends Cindy Hoedel a perfect surprise gift: an old book with no strings http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article9215513.html#storylink=rss Everything about this copy of “My Antonia,” by Willa Cather, spoke to me: the scuffed cover with its faded illustration of a pioneer woman in a sea of prairie grass, the bent but intact spine and especially the author and title.

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Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Not so long ago, ‘free-range’ parenting was the norm http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article7855476.html#storylink=rss The fact that a Maryland couple is being investigated by Child Protective Services for letting their kids walk home by themselves from a park shows our society has taken legitimacy away from responsible parents who try to foster independence.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:00:00 CST

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