<![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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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