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Campbell’s Nutrition: Des Moines, IA

When I say Campbell’s Soup you might think of the iconic can painted by Andy Warhol in 1962. You know the one with a red and white label that was found in many of our cupboards before we decided to go for less processed food.  On ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: May 01, 2014 |  Original Post

New World Cafe: Des Moines, IA

On the edge of funky East Village in downtown Des Moines, you will find this shining example of the good food movement. It is a small cafe open for lunch, some evenings, and since the first of the year, they are now open for brunch on Saturdays. The ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Feb 11, 2014 |  Original Post

Fresh Cafe and Market: West Des Moines

by Deanne Fresh Cafe and Market: West Des Moines, IA After a few months of scouting out potential restaurants to review in the Des Moines metro area, I begin with a review of this gem tucked away in a professional building.  I first became aware of ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Dec 31, 2013 |  Original Post

Fresh Cafe and Market: West Des Moines

by Deanne Fresh Cafe and Market: West Des Moines, IA After a few months of scouting out potential restaurants to review in the Des Moines metro area, I begin with a review of this gem tucked away in a professional building.  I first became aware of ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Dec 31, 2013 |  Original Post

Wolf Peach: Milwaukee, WI

by Deanne Wolf Peach: Milwaukee, WI Over Thanksgiving weekend, Steve and I went to Milwaukee. Our goal was to volunteer at Will Allen’s urban farm called Growing Power.   Before our journey, I researched a variety of good options for locally ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Dec 05, 2013 |  Original Post

Verdant Tea: Minneapolis, MN

by Deanne Verdant Tea: Minneapolis Tasting Room The last time I wrote the word verdant I was speaking of my garden and all the possibilities when it grows with abandon in midsummer.  This time, I am referring to a place I heard on MPR about the ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Nov 14, 2013 |  Original Post

Kitchen Table: Omaha, NE

by Deanne Kitchen Table: Omaha, NE When I hear about the possibility of a road trip, I start searching for a restaurant worth reviewing.  Eating at a restaurant that serves real food, added with the bonus finding a place that sources local food, is ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Nov 08, 2013 |  Original Post

Moose & Sadies: Minneapolis, MN

by Deanne Moose & Sadies: Minneapolis, MN Another Monday off from our running our cafe, led Steve and I to Minneapolis/St. Paul to pick up Joia Soda Pop and to visit United Noodle (that fun Asian grocery store that Francine introduced us to ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Jul 31, 2013 |  Original Post

Desert Roots Kitchen: Tempe, Arizona, USA

by Deanne Desert Roots Kitchen—Tempe, AZ The month of January 2013 was filled with two of my favorite activities: eating out and traveling to new places.  Steve and I visited family in California and then went to five national parks in California ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Feb 04, 2013 |  Original Post

Common Roots Cafe: Minneapolis, MN

by Deanne Common Roots Cafe: Minneapolis, MN  I’ve been planning to visit Common Roots Cafe for a while so when we needed a place to eat before our recent trip to the UK, we decided to stop by for lunch.  I like what their website says about ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Nov 23, 2012 |  Original Post

Common Roots Cafe: Minneapolis, MN

by Deanne Common Roots Cafe: Minneapolis, MN  I’ve been planning to visit Common Roots Cafe for a while so when we needed a place to eat before our recent trip to the UK, we decided to stop by for lunch.  I like what their website says about ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Nov 23, 2012 |  Original Post

the Root Note: La Crosse, WI

by Deanne the Root Note:  La Crosse, WI As the sun settled behind the bluffs and foliage of the Mississippi river on our way to Fermentation Fest, we savored the scenery.  Being connected with nature, our bellies craved wholesome organic food. A ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 31, 2012 |  Original Post

Birchwood Cafe: Minneapolis, MN

by Deanne Birchwood Cafe: Minneapolis, MN On Sunday Luke was filming one of his food videos at Eastside Food Cooperative and Steve and I went along for the ride.  On the shelves we spied granola made by the Birchwood Cafe which reminded me that it ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 16, 2012 |  Original Post

Birchwood Cafe: Minneapolis, MN

by Deanne Birchwood Cafe: Minneapolis, MN On Sunday Luke was filming one of his food videos at Eastside Food Cooperative and Steve and I went along for the ride.  On the shelves we spied granola made by the Birchwood Cafe which reminded me that it ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 16, 2012 |  Original Post

The Root: A Local Cafe

—by Deanne Author’s Note: I wrote this review way back in February and for no particular reason it kept getting left in our drafts file.  We didn’t know if we should post it because it is so out of sync chronologically with our ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Sep 27, 2012 |  Original Post

The Root: A Local Cafe

—by Deanne Author’s Note: I wrote this review way back in February and for no particular reason it kept getting left in our drafts file.  We didn’t know if we should post it because it is so out of sync chronologically with our ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Sep 27, 2012 |  Original Post

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