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A big announcement for foodies

Alton Brown, surprisingly, was one of the guests at Dragoncon.  After his loyal fans (I being one of them) stood in line for quite some time (see below) we were treated to a panel that featured Alton and those who worked with him on the show Good Eats.  What you can’t see from this photo is that as much as there were a lot of people in front of me, there were at least as many behind me; wrapping around the hotel.  That frequently happened for certain panels.  Hearing “who are you in line for?” was common.

They had some funny and informative stories to tell and then he made the announcement that sometime in 2018 he’s getting the band back together and Good Eats will once again air on Food Network TV.  The crowd rejoiced!

 

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Just Peachy

A friend told us he had taken his family peach picking the week before and just how delicious the peaches were.  I love peaches and fresh you can pick them? We had to go which we did this past weekend.  It was about an hours drive through parts of Ohio we’ve never explored (more about that later such as my slight run in with someone who wanted to know what I was doing on this middle of farmland gravel road) to get to Utica, Ohio and the Legend Hills Orchard.

You could pick your own or opt to stay at the farm stand and buy them already picked along with fruit ciders, cherry juice, Amish butter and other veggies.  We chose to pick our own and DH’s height came in handy for picking fruit I couldn’t reach.  The ready for picking peaches were these sweet and juicy Red Havens; one bite and juice dribbled down your chin.  Their apples weren’t ready yet so this means we have to go back.  Rough isn’t it?

So now we have two pecks (and yes I started to sing that song) of peaches and I need to do something with them besides just grabbing one and eating.  I made peach salsa last night and hope to make this peach oatmeal loaf today from a recipe I found online.  If you have any good peach recipes please share your link in the comments 🙂

 

 

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Diner

The Cap City Diner and Bar (three locations in Central Ohio) is not your typical diner as in old, a bit grubby, full of chrome and located in a slightly “unique” building.  I would call this more upscale than traditional but they do serve some classic diner fares.  Breakfast items are only served for brunch on Saturday and Sunday and there are daily blue plate specials such as liver and onions and chicken pot pie.  On the day we went the special was meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy – it was a popular order.

The food there is good but I’ve been spoiled by DH who has taken me to a lot of the classic old diners in New Jersey.  If the coffee is served in those thick stoneware mugs, they serve corned beef hash and the pies are close to 6 inches high then it’s my kind of diner.

 

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Twas the sweet ending for the birthday

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Bun’s in Delaware

A restaurant in Delaware, Ohio that is.  In business for over 150 years; minus the two years rebuilding it after an arsonist destroyed it in 2002.  It’s name comes from the nickname locals gave the original business, a bakery, from one of it’s staples.  Wonder what that staple was 😉

I decided to shoot this iconic sign from the middle of the street instead of from the often seen photo of the sign from across the street leading to the restaurant; happy traffic was very very light that day.  Almost everything was closed in preparation for the 4th of July parade a block away.

 

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Variety is the food truck of life

Amazing how food trucks and the variety of foods they offer are multiplying.  The difficulty is finding the one you want when you want it.  They have a tendency to move around what with those wheels and all 😉

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Whoa Nelly!

No idea why it was on their shirts but these ladies were making sure that those with a beer ticket got their whistles whetted.

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