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Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, 2014 — Nathan & Sarah

The inaugural Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic event was Sept 12-13, 2014 in Cincinnati’s Washington Park.

The event was amazing, exhausting, energizing, and thrilling. I am so honored to be a part of the Executive Committee that put it together. I could not be more proud.

While I am working through the exhaustion, I wanted to share this GIF of my new friends, Sarah Forman and Nathan Lyon. From the moment we met, it was a love-at-first-sight-type-thing. We hit it off just beautifully. Cannot wait to see them again!

Nathan, Sarah, and Vogel

Riding Bikes Leaves Marks!

All was going well until mile 15.5, when a bug landed on my ear, and I reached up to brush it off, causing me to take a spill from my bicycle. At the time, I was averaging 18 miles per hour.

I hate bugs. My bike is okay. Left arm took it all, bloody from below elbow to shoulder. Was really worried about the bike, but the nature of the spill spared it and damage.

On my way down, I yelled, “mother fucker!”. None of that “Jesus take the wheel” for this guy. Hello to all the kids on the trail.

Finished my ride, then stopped at Taco Casa for a Taco Salad (priorities, people!). On my way home, I stopped at Walgreens to get patch-up stuff and a friend I bumped into said, “that’s really not a good look on you”.


A Peek Inside My Kitchen

Here’s a peek inside my kitchen… More specifically, inside my kitchen cabinets!

Like Julia Child, I hide conversion charts inside my cabinet doors. But I also hang images that inspire me of people I respect and look up to. This isn’t all of the characters hiding in my kitchen, but just a few…

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And then this one of one of my favorite Cincinnatians…

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New Road Bike!

Meet my new traveling companion, a Scott CR1 Road Bike…

ScottCR1I’m amazed at what a difference a good road bike makes in my enjoyment of cycling. Since I don’t do mountain biking, riding a mountain bike around was grueling. This is silky smooth, fast, and light. Already racking up the miles as my rides get longer and longer.