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Sweet Taste of the Farm

By troycarpenter

  “Eat local:” a phrase we hear a lot these days, meant to encourage us to eat healthy, eat seasonally, but it doesn’t always make practical sense – sure, the farmer’s markets are fun, but most of us shop at grocery stores that import produce such as fruits year-round.  We can... Read More

19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana's Present and Past at the Indiana State Museum

By Anna Shirley

The first quilt that I finished was a traditional log cabin quilt. My favorite part of the quilt are the four stars in the pattern. Stars are a common pattern in quilts and for good reason. Stars are a perfect choice for theme of the Indiana State Museum's new exhibit, 19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana's ... Read More

Eiteljorg Museum Juneteenth Celebration and Indian Market {Giveaway}

By Anna Shirley

This year, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has scheduled a huge day full of festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth. If you didn't know (I didn't), Juneteenth is the commemoration of the end of slavery in the state of Texas celebrating emancipation and f... Read More

Donuts are Serious Business Around Here

By Anna Shirley

Donuts are no joke. Doughnuts either. I'm not sure when I recognized the deep importance of donuts to my soul, but it may have been when I began discussing the virtues of different donut shops that can be found around Indianapolis. This is worthy of great consideration. With the arrival of National ... Read More

5 Family Friendly Festivals in June - Indianapolis

By Anna Shirley

Indianapolis always has at least one festival per weekend going on during the summer. Or, at least it seems that way. Here are 5 family friendly festivals happening in June in Indianapolis that you might enjoy.  All of them have something different to boast. Here's the lowdown. Italian Street Fe... Read More

Morels & Ramps: Spring’s Treasures

By troycarpenter

  Chefs usually get better ingredients than you. Sure, if you have money and you know what you’re looking for, you can get restaurant-quality produce, meat, and fish by shopping around for the good stuff. But chances are, a great restaurant is still going to top you on quality, becaus... Read More

Indianapolis Museum of Art FREE Admission Days

By Anna Shirley

If you haven't heard yet, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is no longer offers free admission. You may still visit parts of the museum at no cost, including The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres. Your best option if you visit at least a couple times a year is to purchase a members... Read More

IMA: Costly But Crucial

By troycarpenter

In a development that Indianapolis-area parents will want to take note of, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) has recently shifted to a new admissions system and now the museum is charging for individual admission to the museum as well as the picturesque grounds. While your preschool-age child... Read More

The Color Run - 2015 Shine Tour

By Anna Shirley

The Color Run is by far one of the most memorable family activities we've ever done. It's been more than a year and a half since our family ran The Color Run as our first 5k. And what a 5k to do. My kids still talk about it and even put on their t-shirts so that they can match each other. The Color ... Read More

Grilled Shrimp with Asparagus and Potatoes; Green BEAN Delivery Recipe Contest

By troycarpenter

As the plant world reawakens in spring, we start thinking about fresh, bright flavors for our meals and take a breather from the heavier, sustaining dishes of the winter months. Green BEAN Delivery has announced a contest to reward home cooks thinking along those lines, offering $1200 in prizes ... Read More