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A round-up of Mothers’ Day gift ideas for the Mama Bear in your life! Read it HERE.
In this month’s Gold Book, Leslie chases a classic fall treat: a pumpkin spice latte. Moline’s Milltown Coffee’s offers a great rendition. Read about Milltown here!
Since Leslie’s family got a poodle, a whole new world has opened up! Read about Four Feet Treats, a local business featuring healthy dog treats and handmade collars in August’s Gold Book.
If you’re local, you’ll want to check out the QC Food Hub this summer! Here’s why…
Click HERE to read about Leslie’s afternoon of bourbon flights at Barley & Rye, a farm-to-table eatery in the Quad Cities.
Read Leslie’s account of adjusting her cooking for her egg, dairy, and soy intolerant daughter HERE. (Also, have you ever seen a cuter model?)
My new favorite restaurant. Read about this fun and funky dining destination in this month’s GOLD BOOK.
Read about how this great new restaurant stays true to the farm-to-table movement. Click here to enjoy the story of Barley & Rye.
The kids are back in school and I’ve found myself in the mood for books and, if I’m honest, a bit of quiet. I found both—plus a delicious lunch—at the library! Check out Dewey’s Cafe by clicking this link. It’s a delightful back-to-school spot!
In this month’s Radish Magazine, I write about the versatility of portobello mushrooms. Enjoy!
Read about a fabulous new bakery in the heart of downtown by clicking HERE or opening your copy of The Gold Book.
The Quad Cities is home to many microbreweries. Read about my favorite in the June issue of The Gold Book by clicking HERE.
Click HERE for your summertime guide to local ice cream sources!
Read about the classic cocktail served in a copper cup in this month’s Gold Book. Click HERE for the full article.
Read the May issue of Radish Magazine to learn how to make sugar scrubs. They’re a great alternative to micro bead exfoliants and a great Mother’s Day gift! Click HERE to read the full article.
This month, I tried to make my own roll of “un-paper” towels. Was this adventure in sustainability worth it? Find out in this month’s Radish Magazine.
Who knew that making your own mustard would be so easy and satisfying?
Read how in the latest Radish Magazine by clicking HERE.
Leslie and her husband experienced the Signature Package at the Turning Leaf Massage and Day Spa. The evening includes a couples massage and dinner catered by Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse. She writes about the incredible experience HERE. (Someone had to do it!)
Read about Sister Kathleen Storms, a retreat director, healthy food advocate, and cookbook author in November’s Radish. Click HERE to learn about this fascinating woman as well as some new tips for cooking wholesome foods for a crowd.
Feeling snackish? Learn two new ways to enjoy an autumn treat. Click here to enjoy Leslie’s most recent article in Radish Magazine!
Click here to read about Leslie’s adventure in finding a sustainable kitchen alternative to plastic wrap.
This month, Leslie tastes and enjoys the hand-crafted soda offered at Fresh Deli. Read about it here!
Click here to read more about the history of our local farmers’ market through the story of a lovely local couple.
Read about Leslie’s new favorite: Kombucha tea! You can find information about the age-old elixir in this month’s Radish Magazine. Click here to read!
Click below to read Leslie’s latest column for The Gold Book.
Click here to read “Beyond the banquet: With the right frame of mind, every meal can be a feast”
Radish Magazine, December 2012
Leslie’s writes about her favorite morning beverage in the “Right brew for you: Sorting through coffee labels and growing practices,” Radish Magazine, October 2012.
The Art of Baking: The Sweet Appeal of the East Side Bakery, The Gold Book, November 2012
Dine and Unwind at D’Marie, The Gold Book, August 2012
“La Lou Crepes: A Culinary Adventure Close to Home,” The Gold Book, June 2012
Beyond the crisp: Before you reach for sugar, consider rhubarb’s savory side, Radish Magazine, June 2012
What’s in a name? Farmers’ market vendors flex some creative muscle, Radish Magazine, May 2012