gravel roads, covered bridges, lite fm radio & adventure sandwiches

“First you must have the images, then come the words.” – Robert James Waller | Bridges of Madison County I know that we went to the Bridges of Madison County as a kid. I mean, I’m from Iowa…..but there is something about a random Monday afternoon with a packed lunch, great music and perfect company that made this little adventure memorable. Summer 1995, I auditioned … Continue reading gravel roads, covered bridges, lite fm radio & adventure sandwiches

farm to table

A crispy, fall October evening in rural Iowa was the perfect setting for the 2nd Annual The Harvest Gathering, farm to table dinner in Earlham, Iowa. Beautiful reclaimed long and round tables set (spatially) down Chestnut Avenue. Mismatched wine and water glasses, heirloom and velvet pumpkins, beautiful milk jug vases with tall pampas grass and vintage table settings. Having hosted a farm to table dinner … Continue reading farm to table

dinner with friends

“Laughter is brightest where food is best” Irish Proverb Going out to dinner is such a treat. Going out to dinner during a pandemic is tricky. What James Beard nominated Chef Joe Tripp and his team have done at Harbinger is nothing short of extraordinary. Seven courses – each paired with cocktails. Treat yourself – and if seven courses are too daunting for you….I give … Continue reading dinner with friends