• Iowa Adventures


    Last night, I had the pleasure of joining the hard-working farmers of Niman Ranch for the 12th Annual Farmer Appreciation Dinner at the Marriott hotel in downtown Des Moines. Several acclaimed chefs from around the country prepared the evening’s meal, which highlighted Niman Ranch’s pork. Each course demonstrated the farmers’ dedication to raising their animals […]


    Tour & Dinner at Willis Farm

    September 18, 2010


    Yesterday afternoon, I boarded a bus with members of the media, chefs, restauranteurs, and farmers to the heartland of Iowa. We drove about 100 miles north of Des Moines to Thornton to tour and enjoy dinner at the Willis Farm. Willis Farm is just one of 650 independent farmers and ranchers in the Niman Ranch […]


    BeaverDash 5K

    September 18, 2010


    Happy Saturday! 😀 I just got back from running the BeaverDash 5K with Chandra and a bunch of her friends. I’m crazy and decided to do it late last night while I was in a drunken stuper! 😆 Chandra was definitely more energetic than me this morning! The race route went through the scenic (and adorable) […]