Leslie Hudson,
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Leslie is an carbivore with a passion for all things four-legged, feel good and farm-related. When she isn't planning events, you can find her exploring Chester County's bounty of culinary gems and hiking trails. In her book, a day isn't complete without ice cream.

Posts by Leslie Hudson

Wizard of Oz Dorothy

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Don’t let this playful production fly by! From May 13–15, The Brandywine Ballet will transform West Chester University’s Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall into the Land of Oz with its reprise performance of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Resident choreographer Nancy Page brought L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s book The […]

Cocktail

Meet Riannon Walsh. She was named one of the world’s “Women to Watch in Whisky” by Whisky Magazine. She’s mapped and uncovered one of America’s oldest functioning distilleries at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate with a team of archaeologists. She helped the producers of the History Channel’s Modern Marvels create a show about distilleries, and […]

milk

Amos Miller, owner of Miller’s Organic Farm in Bird-In-Hand, Pa., never set out to be in the camel business. In 2010, one of his employees, Ben Stoltzfus, and a friend were discussing their sons’ health complications. His friend noticed an improvement in his son’s health after camel’s milk was added to his diet. The milk […]

Teens harvest at the farm ORIG

This article is an installment of the Kitchen Table Consultants Series, featuring farmers, artisans and locally focused businesses. While others may see an abandoned Philadelphia lot as an eyesore, Skip Wiener and his team at Urban Tree Connection (UTC) see an opportunity. When Wiener lost his job as a landscape architect in 1989, he knew didn’t want […]

DISH

Sung-Yoon Kang wears many hats as owner and operator of Ka’ Chi food truck: cook, menu designer, grocery shopper, marketing and social media manager, web administrator, party and event concierge, commercial truck driver, office manager, amateur meteorologist, bookkeeper and part-time mechanic. Before Sung-Yoon was a man of many hats, he was a banker who grew restless behind […]

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There’s nothing like biting into a vegetable picked at the height of the season, that is, until you’ve planted and harvested that vegetable yourself. Gardening has plenty of benefits besides a daily dose of nutrition: it’s a source of physical activity, relaxation, stress reduction and satisfaction; it encourages kids to try new fruits and vegetables […]

DISH

Although there is no magic wand that erases the dreaded words “winter storm,” “polar vortex” or “snow” from existence, Downingtown has a new remedy for the winter blues—a Pureblend tea showroom. The Borough’s newest spot to sip in serenity is house in the former Downingtown Opera House on 118 Brandywine Ave. The back of Pureblend’s beautiful […]

JD

My husband and I made very few set plans for our recent trip to Nashville, but we both agreed that we couldn’t leave Tennessee without a trip to the Jack Daniel‘s Distillery, the oldest registered US distilling company. Jasper Newtown “Jack” Daniel may have only been 5’2”, but he left behind a legendary legacy. Throughout the […]