When I first heard that the local icon — Hibachi Hut — was closing its doors and giving the keys to a chain restaurant, I was less than pleased. I really hate to see any local restaurant get replaced by a chain, .
As nectarines, peaches and plums are still around—and relatively sweet—until the end of September, it’s time to get while the gettin’ is good, as they say. There are several ways to prepare these stone fruits and melons. .
The bounty of a friend’s garden and the lingering summer heat inspired me last week to experiment with a variety of cocktails featuring herbs and fruit. On a recent trip to London, I was introduced to Pimm’s Cup, .
I’m always on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee, so when I heard that Manhattan had a new coffee shop, Arrow Coffee Company, 1800 Claflin Road, I was beyond ecstatic. One more place to fill my caffeine addiction? .
My Sundays are usually reserved for long stretches of time on the couch, but every once in a while I do something productive. This past Sunday, I ventured home to spend time with my mom and make a couple of .
Summer is the season for one of my favorite culinary items: tomatoes. Now I know that you can buy tomatoes at any point of the year, but nothing beats the flavor of a homegrown, in-season tomato, fresh off the vine. .
For those who bake, there is nothing more interesting than seeing what other bakers create. Last year, I had the opportunity to report on the cake decorating open class competition at the Riley County Fair. I was so impressed with .
There is no such thing as a bad apple pie. Those were the sentiments expressed Sunday by the three judges for the apple pie contest at the Riley County Fair. This was the first year for the pie contest. Riley .
The Fourth of July was always filled with fireworks and food in my home. It just wasn’t Independence Day without the standard burgers, hot dogs and my cousin throwing fireworks at me. It was not the most sophisticated event. .
The sound of sizzling coupled with the alluring smell of cooking meats can be heard outside of Manhattan staple Coco Bolo’s, 1227 Bluemont Ave., on Tuesday evenings with their street-side kebabs. The restaurant is serving Asian-style skewers from its patio .
There’s a new place to get your chocolate fix in Manhattan. Hazel Hill Chocolate, whose original branch is in Topeka, opened a new location at 106 S. Fourth St., the cozy space that was previously a Radina’s, and before .
When it comes to summer, heavy cakes aren’t exactly the go-to dessert. But with fruit such as strawberries and lemons in season, a lighter, fruity cake can be a delicious dessert stand-by. I recently had two occasions to test .
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