Category Archives: Cleveland

Link It Up: Must Read Posts on 8.22.2014

Sometimes as I’m going about my day, I throw various blog posts, online articles and fun YouTube video URLs in my Gmail drafts folder. Well, when I saw over 80 draft emails (90% of which were these types of links), I knew it was time to revive this blog series. I do love sharing these with you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA!

My great friend and fellow CLE blogger Amanda at Clue Into Cleveland (on the far right in this photo from Jump Back Ball) is celebrating her birthday this weekend, and I’m honored to join in on the fun. Read her most recent post on how she’s participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge by supporting a good friend participating in the ALS Association’s local walk. Consider donating to Jen’s team here.

TASTE OF HUDSON GIVEAWAY

Don’t forget: you have until this Monday at midnight to enter my giveaway to win two $25 dining cards to the 10th Anniversary Taste of Hudson. Click over to yesterday’s post to enter this weekend.

AROUND THE CLE

If you’re looking for some local dining inspiration, look no further than Bite Buff‘s recent series of posts when she hosted a Pittsburg blogger for a #ThisisCLE culinary tour in conjunction with  Positively Cleveland. She just posted Part Three, which included visits to North Union Farmers Market, Dante Next Door (p.s. they have gluten free pizza!), Lilly Handmade Chocolates and A Cookie and a Cupcake.  Here’s Part One, Part Two and Part Two x2 for you to catch up on if you missed the first two days.

In case you haven’t heard, Cleveland Gladiators are in the ArenaBowl happening this Saturday night. They have the chance to finally bring the good people of Cleveland a championship, so go cheer them on at The Q. More information on the team’s website.

This Sunday includes another Yoga Rocks the Park. Teresa Gorski from Vision Yoga is teaching and long time blog friend Brandon Kocher is accompanying her with his musical stylings. Purchase tickets on the event website or at Tremont’s Lincoln Park morning of the class.

Cleveland Cocktail Week is coming! My very good friend Smitten in Cleveland is very excited to celebrate this Northeastern Ohio gathering September 4th through 8th — check out her blog post for more info or the event website at cocktailweekcle.com

EAT IT UP

Fellow CLE FitBloggin’ blogger Jill shared her grilled maple bacon peanut butter and jelly sammich recipe this week. If eating this is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

This fennel roasted veggies recipe from Michael Chiarello over at the Food Network site reminds me of a dish we enjoyed while in San Francisco this past April. This WILL be made once I get my hands on some fennel!

I’m all about a recipe that doesn’t involve anything beyond a bit of chopping, boiling, blending and mixing: I’ll be making Kathryn Budig’s Time-Saving Sun Butter + Coconut Curry soon. It uses brown rice noodles, making it gluten free.

Holly Clegg’s Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad combines roasted sweet yams, crunchy corn, black beans in a light jalapeño dressing — check out the Cleveland Clinic’s Speaking of Women’s Health site for an array of info.

TWEET OF THE WEEK

“It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar. Rest in Peace and Thank You! #bksiyengar

Got a link to share? Put it in the comments below… and happy Friday!

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GIVEAWAY: The 10th Anniversary Taste of Hudson

Disclosure: In exchange for sharing information about this event, I was offered two $25 dining cards to share. My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Images from Taste of Hudson. 

As time goes by, I enjoy visiting those areas of the Northeastern Ohio area that I’m not as familiar with. One of those places I’ve gotten to know a lot better in the past year is Hudson.  If visiting this historic and quaint town is something you haven’t done in awhile, the town’s annual food, art and music festival makes for a great reason to do so. Get ready for Taste of Hudson.

taste of hudson logo

The 10th Anniversary Taste of Hudson will be held Labor Day Weekend 2014 – on August 31st and September 1st - in the downtown village Clocktower Green and the adjacent First & Main shopping district.

taste of hudson food

From the event website, highlights include:

taste of hudson band

Main stage entertainment runs into the evening with Straight On and Monica Robins and the Whiskey Kings  (Pictured, Wanted from last year’s Taste of Hudson)

Admission to the festival grounds is FREE. Food will be sold in small and medium plate sizes — the samples are generally in the range of $2-$5. More than 20 different restaurants will be providing a variety of food offerings.  Ready to buy dining cards?  Visit the event website to purchase today.

Ready to WIN some dining cards? Enter the Rafflecopter today for a chance to win two $25 dining cards:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You have until Monday, August 25th at 12:00PM EST to enter. The winner will be announced later that morning. Since this is for an event on a specific date in Hudson, I suggest that only those that can use the dining cards enter to win!

Want to learn more about Taste of Hudson?  Visit their website, follow @tasteofhudson on Twitter or like them on Facebook.

Disclosure: In exchange for sharing information about this event, I was offered two $25 dining cards to share. My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Images from Taste of Hudson.

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event preview: Chefs Unbridled 2014 {to benefit the Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center}

Disclosure: In exchange for sharing information about this event, I will receive two media passes to attend. My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Images from Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center website and Facebook page. 

As the month of August and its hang-outside-and-drink-a-margarita events keep us going, Northeastern Ohio’s fall benefit season is right around the corner and to see fancy sit down galas back on Cleveland’s social calendar is always exciting!  For my first time, I’m excited to share information on a local non-profit’s upcoming event this September.

The fourth annual Chefs Unbridled fundraiser for Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center will take place on Saturday, September 13 at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club Polo Field in Gates Mills. Chefs Unbridled is Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center’s primary annual benefit to raise funds for the horse programs for people with special needs.

Fieldstone Farm

Image c/o Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center’s Facebook page

The event on the 13th of September will feature talented Cleveland chefs led by Scott Kuhn and Chris Hodgson from Driftwood Catering. The chefs will prepare a unique tasting dinner underscored by the sounds of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.

I adore this list of participating chefs :

Guests will be treated to quite the meal, I am sure!

Image c/o Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center’s website

Emceed by WKYC’s Kris Pickel, the evening will also include horse-drawn carriage rides, food trucks, and a silent auction and raffle. Moneys raised at this event will support Fieldstone’s programming offerings serving veterans, bereavement, autism, seniors and more.

Ready to RSVP for this event? Click on over to the event website to learn more or fill out your RSVP card today. RSVPs are due by August 29th. Early reservations are encouraged as this event has sold out in the past.

Want to learn more about Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center?  Visit their website, follow @FieldstoneF on Twitter or “like” them on Facebook.

Disclosure: In exchange for sharing information about this event, I will receive two media passes to attend. My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Images from Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center website and Facebook page. 

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