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Indy’s Modern City Market with a History

When a friend and I first visited City Market in downtown Indianapolis recently, I didn’t expect to be impressed. But I was! There are two levels in City Market. Vendors sell their wares on the main floor. When it’s time to Read more >

Cake Bake Shop Takes the Cake

A few weeks ago, friends and I visited the Cake Bake Shop in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis. As we didn’t live in the city, we had consulted online reviews for places to eat. We had read good reviews about Read more >

Indiana’s Best of 2015

Happy New Year’s Eve! It’s almost time to start a new year and it could not be a bigger one for the state of Indiana! The state’s bicentennial begins in 2016 and plans to celebrate it extend throughout the year! Read more >

Christmas Dining with an Ethnic Twist

The first Christmas after my mother-in-law passed away, our family felt discombobulated. We didn’t feel like trying to handle the plethora of kitchen tasks she had performed with aplomb—cooking the turkey, making fluffy mashed potatoes, setting a gorgeous table. So Read more >

A Howling Good Time at Wolf Park & Bruno’s Pizza in West Lafayette

During our recent visit to Lafayette, we planned a visit to Wolf Park in the town of Battle Ground, 15 minutes away. This is a non-profit organization that strives with a staff of volunteers to learn more about wolves and educate Read more >

Delphi’s Opera House, Garden Gate Tea House

Indiana has so many charming small towns. I love discovering each new jewel! They affirm my family’s choice to reside here—we’re never bored! Our latest discovery is the town of Delphi. Located in Carroll County, it is 20 minutes northeast Read more >

Great Dining and Shopping in Amish Country

Now that school is back in session, our thoughts turn to cooler weather – well, maybe it’s not cooler right now but within a few weeks! And cooler weather brings the idea of holidays and shopping. Why not get a Read more >

Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes

Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes is just about the cutest café I’ve frequented in a long while. It is named after its owner, Becky Pea, who started the business with husband Bill in 1996. They are professional Read more >

Crown Point and Portage Jewels — South Shore tour Part 2

Before we venture into Part 2 of our hunt for treasures in the South Shore area of Indiana, I should explain what the South Shore of Indiana is. This area serves residents in six counties in two states: Lake, Porter, Read more >