Eudora Living

Kansas City Connection: Where to mine for quality vintage artifacts
March 2, 2014
When I visit other cities, one of my favorite pastimes is browsing secondhand stores, antique shops or any other place I can find castoff treasures and well-worn trinkets. Leafing through old maps and trying to divine the mysterious backstory of curious old artifacts is a lot like visiting a museum.
Kansas City Connection: Where to find the best Chinese food
February 23, 2014
A friend asked me the other day what the best Chinese restaurant is in Kansas City. That’s easy, I thought.
Heart disease kills ‘one woman a minute,’ Kansas experts warn
February 20, 2014
Jodi Jackson was only 42 years old when she suffered a widow-maker. The type of heart attack got that name due to its high mortality rate, but also because heart disease has long been assumed to be a man’s problem. The Eudora woman wants to change that.
Kansas City Connection: Folk music fest takes over Crown Center
February 16, 2014
Though you might not have realized it, Kansas City is now widely regarded as the folk music capital of America. At least that’s the contention of Louis Meyers, executive director of the Folk Alliance, a nonprofit that relocated to Kansas City last year and is set to host its 26th annual Folk Alliance International conference this weekend at Crown Center.
Kansas City Connection: Love, music in the air for Valentine’s Day
February 9, 2014
Songwriter Will Oldham, the bearded bard of our times, once sang: “It’s Valentine’s Day/And I’m catatonic.” But you don’t have to be. Whether you’re madly in love, happily single or somewhere else on the spectrum entirely, a visit to Kansas City could be just what you need to snap out of the winter doldrums and avoid the Valentine’s Day blues.
Tonganoxie Phil: Early spring is on its way
February 4, 2014
Longtime physician by day, weather prognosticator by morning. Dr. Phil Stevens has been practicing medicine at the same office in downtown Tonganoxie for more than 58 years.
Kansas City Connection: Plenty of culture to keep you out of the cold
February 2, 2014
Anyone in doubt about whether Kansas City offers world-class arts, music and theater entertainment should take a look at this week’s cultural calendar, which features premier soloists, cutting-edge theater and unique art openings. These events also have the added benefit of taking place in well-insulated theaters, where it should be possible to forget about the cold weather for an hour or two.
Kansas City Connection: Pack your appetite for Restaurant Week
January 19, 2014
This week is the fifth annual Kansas City Restaurant Week. From now through Jan. 26, over 125 different restaurants and cafes have prepared special lunch and dinner menus to give people a chance to taste why so many have hailed Kansas City as one of the nation’s top emerging culinary destinations.
Kansas City Connection: From the library to a classic delicatessen
January 12, 2014
In addition to its extensive collection of books and reading materials, the central branch of the Kansas City, Mo., library system serves as an exhibit space, event center, movie theater and a home for frequent author talks and visits.
Kansas: Advocates raise awareness of postpartum mood disorders
January 11, 2014
Cami Kennedy believed her newborn baby was deformed and schizophrenic. Delusional and hallucinatory, she thought it was a normal way for a first-time mother to feel.
Food: Everyone at your July Fourth celebration will scream for an ice cream sandwich buffet
June 26, 2013
A big unadorned bowl is a simple, delicious pleasure all on its own. Still, sometimes we can’t help but tinker with perfection. So for our July Fourth celebration, we decided to take the season’s finest treat and make it even finer. We created a DIY ice cream sandwich buffet perfect for any backyard barbecue event.
Food: Cut the fat, not the flavor with updated spin on fish tacos
June 19, 2013
Traditional fish tacos consist of battered fish topped with shredded cabbage, a drizzle of citrus mayo, all wrapped in a corn tortilla. But there’s plenty of room for variation. My version is light on calories, but heavy on flavor.
Food: Milk chocolate, maple and bacon combine for a decadent Father’s Day treat
June 12, 2013
These cookies aren’t exactly a healthy treat for Dad, what with 1/2 cup of maple sugar and 1/2 cup of bacon fat, not to mention the bacon itself. Why not embrace these treats for what they are and let Father’s Day be a day of indulgence for your dad?
Food: ‘Turkey Helper’ is secret to flavorful poultry burgers
June 5, 2013
Heartbreakingly, as you decrease the fat content in a burger, its flavor tends to go bye-bye, too. This is a real problem if you want to dig into a delicious burger and still want the blood to continue sailing through your arteries. The solution? Turkey.