A Visit With Linda Hezel at Prairie Birthday Farm

A Visit With Linda Hezel at Prairie Birthday Farm

Prairie Birthday Farm is a peaceful safe haven for more than 150 native species of flora and 45 bird species. Owned and operated by farm steward and artisanal producer Linda Hezel, this 22-year-old farm is also a momentary refuge for anyone that knows how to take the...

Summer Dining: Prairie to the Tropics

I’ve been trying to eat lighter and healthier this summer. Partly, it’s a response to the heat and a natural adjustment to seasonal eating patterns, but it also helps to offset a carbohydrate and protein-centric diet that goes hand in hand with drinking...
Fresh Eggs From Prairie Birthday Farm

Fresh Eggs From Prairie Birthday Farm

  I visited Linda Hezel of Prairie Birthday Farm a few days ago. She sent me home with these jewels, a dozen heritage chicken eggs in speckled brown, cocoa, pale blue and green shells. The yolks are dark yellow, an indication of the higher nutritional value of...
Hello, Big O

Hello, Big O

Last weekend I met Bill Foster and Kathy Kuper, co-owners of Big O, a ginger liqueur, while at Le Fou Frog. The couple were in town from St. Louis to promote Big O and meet with local accounts. They poured me a sample and I was immediately impressed with...
Magic Places in Kansas City:  The Ship

Magic Places in Kansas City: The Ship

The Ship is one of several magical places in Kansas City. This West Bottoms cocktail lounge has a storied history that dates back to 1935, when it was located at 411 East 10th Street. I remember going to the original Ship in the early Nineties shortly before it was...