Friday, May 21, 2010

My New Kentucky Home...

"The sun shines bright on my new Kentucky Home---" this week CINCINNATI AND SOUP
will appear on the shelves of one Northern Kentucky Bookstore: BORDERS in Crestview Hills which is located in the Crestview Hills Towne Center. This is on the "Dixie
Highway" just beyond the 275 loop in Northern Kentucky. Everybody is really friendly out there and my suburban Kentucky friends told me that Northern Kentuckians would also want to read (and cook) CINCINNATI AND SOUP and enjoy all of these local
favorites. According to them some of the BEST cooks in the Tri-State area ARE in
Northern Kentucky-which is a good thing to know if you are invited to dinner
south of the river!

Monday, May 10, 2010

May 8,2010-Cincinnati and Soup:In the Suburbs: Mason

.. On to the northern 'burbs on a breezy cool Saturday,
I got to sign some books and make new friends at BORDERS: Mason.
Tim Benz is the manager there and he set up a nice display of
CINCINNATI AND SOUP near the front door. Ed and Allison dropped
in too. This was a great day to chat about the book around
the suburbs.

May 8, 2010-Cincinnati and Soup: In the Suburbs: Eastgate

Meeting friends around the Cincinnati suburbs was my next adventure!
May 8, from 10-12, I was at the BORDERS in Eastgate store where I got
to meet Clint Davis the manager and Nick in promotions. This was a
great opportunity to reconnect with Merrel and Jean Ludlow as well
as make a lot of new friends from the Eastgate, Newtown and points beyond
area. This was a good time chatting about the book .

WCPO-TV News With Tanya May 7, 2010

Pogue's French Salad Dressing was the featured recipe on the Noon News at WCPO-TV
Channel 9 with Tanya O'Rourke. Tanya is so personable and so much more attractive in
person than on the t.v. screen! This was a great time with Ed and Erin going along
to meet the folks down there. What can you say ? The adventure continues....
Here is a photo of me and Tanya.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 2: Hamilton County Parks:Farbach Werner Nature Preserve

Wow- busy weekend. In the big storms and pouring rain- Ed and I made the trek out to
the beautiful Farbach Werner Nature Preserve , one mile south of the Northgate Mall.
This small gem of a park was having their "Painted Pots" weekend which meant lots of families and kids in the park for crafts and plants and fun... and a youth art
exhibit. It was pouring rain but lucky for us this park has a lovely renovated
old barn and everything happened inside ! I got to make some new friends of all
ages.. and I got to meet some "fans" of the cookbook who dropped in to pick up a
few at this event. The Hamilton Co. Park District has many gift shops now days and
they are a real support for the Parks . They are called "Nature's Niche"s and are
all over the county. Ed and I spend a lot of time hiking the Sharon Woods Lake
trails and so it was a no-brainer to come out for this event for some "payback"
on all the facilities we and many other families use at the parks. This is such
a great park system in so many ways and the yearly permits are a very low cost for the
many weeks of fun you can have there.
I wanted to yell a "howdy" to Mary Lou Berning, a Greater Cincinnati Police Historical
Museum Volunteer who dropped in and of course to Irene Light who is the real
"Guiding Light" behind the Nature's Niches around town.
.. Oh and forgot to mention-- I did have my name on the "marquee" of sorts..
check out the photo.. it isn't Broadway--but CINCINNATI AND SOUP certainly
is getting around town.

May 1, 2010: Miller Ecological Park Event

It was really great to be included in the Miller Ecological Park event held at the
Annex of the Warren County Historical Society. This was a great time to support the
donation of some of the Miller Farm land (46 acres) for a new ecological park.
This will feature wetlands, praries and a butterfly garden. This was the official
introduction to the public of this new projected park in our area. I support
green spaces and this was a great time to get up and talk about CHRISTMAS IN WARREN COUNTY: A COMMUNITY CONCERT and of course CINCINNATI AND SOUP. This was wonderful
to gather with friends and neighbors and cheer on this terrific effort.
MaryAnn and Bob Fischer who are long time friends from Warren County dropped in.
MaryAnn and I couldn't resist a picture with my book at this event, where many local
artists and authors gathered to talk about what they were doing.