$10 Challenge: Wild Ginger Sushi & Fusion

This challenge is a failure that is indeed a success. As the title suggests, my goal is to spend just $10 on a meal at a local Louisville restaurant. However, the expanded bento box...

Easy Entertaining: Celebrate With Chocolate

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Or holidays? Well we have a reason to celebrate then because there are no less than 42 official Chocolate Holidays during the year. And the winter season has a few...

Garden of Gourds

Summer squash–zucchini and its relatives in the cucurbita family–strike me as the Rodney Dangerfield of vegetables: they “don’t get no respect.” Backyard garden standards nearly as common as tomatoes, ubiquitous at farmers markets, summer...

Easy Entertaining: Honey

September is National Honey Month, which is as good hook as any for a timely story, but also a good opportunity to remind ourselves of what a remarkable food honey is all year round....

Cooking With Ron: Bountiful Berries

To show you how old I am, I remember when fresh berries were markers of the seasons. Strawberries appeared only at the height of spring, in late May or early June, and heralded the...

$10 Challenge: Check’s Cafe

The gentrification of Germantown is on display across the two and four-tops of Check’s Café. Thirtysomethings new to Germantown sit elbow to elbow with boomers who may have been visiting Check’s for decades. But the...

Easy Entertaining: Mexican Fiesta

Here’s a party idea perfect for when the weather begins to chill. Take a trip to Mexico without ever leaving your home. Here are a few easy recipes that are delicious, filling and very affordable....

$10 Challenge — Sitar Indian Restaurant

Not your everyday buffet. Sitar delivers flavor and variety, all piping hot. My undergraduate years sowed the seeds of my frugality. Scholarships took care of my major college expenses, but the paycheck I received from the...

$10 Challenge: The Fish House & Cafe Beignet

I had to try The Fish House when the restaurant received my mother’s seal of approval. Mommy has always been a notoriously finicky eater. And a few years ago, a doctor diagnosed her with a...

Easy Entertaining — Easy Kebab Party

It’s hard to beat a cookout for casual entertainment. The mood is relaxed, never rushed, and the food is informal, which makes for a perfect opportunity to grill kebabs. This ancient means of grilling food...

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