A Day on Put-in-Bay at the Island Wine Festival

When I think about Put-in-Bay, thoughts of summertime come to mind – balmy weather and a cool breeze coming off the mirror-smooth lake. However, this past weekend I was surprised to learn how Lake Erie’s islands are also the perfect Fall escape when we visited for Put-in-Bay’s Island Wine Festival. We drove out to Catawba early Saturday morning and hopped on the Miller Ferry. The […]

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Hunger Action Month and Taste of the Browns Recap

I have to confess that Sunday’s Browns opener left me conflicted. Raised a Philadelphia Eagles fan, I was torn over whether to cheer for the team I grew up watching or the underdogs I’ve learned to love since moving to Cleveland (in the end, I choo-choo-chose the Browns). But while the Browns may have ultimately lost on Sunday, they won my heart when leading […]

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Guest Post: Smitten with Tremont's Wine and Design

As you read this, I’m on the road to Virginia to spend the week with my family. While I’m gone, I have a few local bloggers clue-ing into the things they love about Cleveland. First up is Kimberly, who not just shares my enthusiasm for this city, but is also a wonderful…

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Get Inspired by Locavore + Cleveland's Other Fall Feasts

I love seeing Clevelanders – especially young Clevelanders – finding inspiration and getting involved in a cause that matters to them.  Whether it’s the arts, the homeless and hungry, the preservation of a historic landmark or building awareness for a disease — if you see an organization or an issue…

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Grapes, Ales and BBQ to benefit Our Lady of the Wayside

July 4th is only one week away which means it’s BBQ time in the Hicken household! Pulled pork, BBQ chicken, brisket and of course ribs – we can’t get enough of it. Unfortunately, our BBQ skills are pretty much limited to crockpot recipes so we often turn to local restaurants or markets when we’re jonesing for the best. The good news is we don’t […]

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Getting out and Exploring Northeast Ohio

For the three-day Memorial weekend, Scott and I decided to change things up a bit. Instead of traveling out of town like most of our previous weekends, we hosted Scott’s parents and grandmother. I love having out-of-town guests because it means I can put on my tourist shoes and explore places in Cleveland I may […]

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Making Our Escape to Geneva-on-the-Lake

As a kid, my favorite time of year would be when we’d travel down to the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia during the summer. Mornings would be spent waking up to the sound of the waves outside our windows, followed by days fishing, swimming, and rowing. If I wasn’t in the water, I’d be nearby – […]

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Guest Post: Market at the Foodbank Recap

Because Scott and I were at a wedding last weekend where this happened: I had to miss out on this year’s Market at the Foodbank. Fortunately, Kate Galo (you may remember her from this and also this guest post) was able to attend and blog on my behalf. Enjoy her recap below along with photos from Sarah Casto! I think it’s fair for […]

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Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to the Spring Fabulous Food Show

When Scott and I bought our house a few years ago, our first investment for the outside was a nice patio set. We knew that if we wanted something to last awhile, we’d have to splurge a bit. And after looking back on summer nights spent grilling and enjoying our backyard, the set we got […]

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Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to Market at the Foodbank!

If you’ve gone grocery shopping recently, you’ll likely have noticed that the Cleveland Foodbank’s Harvest for Hunger is in full swing.  Adding a $1, $5, or $10 donation to your groceries is a fast and easy way to help reach this year’s goal of providing food for 16 million meals. You can also help reach this goal while celebrating a night […]

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