Ohio Festivals August 23-25, 2019

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August 23-25, 2019 54th Annual German-American Festival
Oregon, Ohio
Taking place at Oak Shade Grove. The Toledo Area’s Oldest, Largest and Greatest Ethnic Festival With Authentic German Food, Beer, and Entertainment. (also: gafsociety.org/Festival_Information.htm ) Attendance: 30,000
https://germanamericanfestival.net/

August 24-25, 2019 Annual Cleveland Garlic Festival – Cleveland, Ohio
Funds from the Cleveland Garlic Festival allow North Union Farmers’ Market to operate markets weekly throughout the year in Greater Cleveland. We administer and expand our educational and charitable market programs, which continue to be very important complements to our market season (Food Stamp enhanced purchases/EBT-SNAP, Music at the Market, Chef at the Market, Mighty Locavores K-2 educational programming in Cleveland Municipal School District and much more). With the help of 150 loyal farmers and producers, North Union Farmers Market will bring fresh, local, healthy food to more than 275,000+ customers this year.
http://clevelandgarlicfestival.org/

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Bacon Fest at Fraze Pavilion Kettering- Dayton Ohio – Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 3:00pm

August 15, 2019 at 11:39 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Bacon Fest 2019
Everything Goes Better with Bacon

Bacon Fest 2019 will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. at Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd. in Kettering. The festival is organized by the Restaurant Raiders, a Dayton Ohio area foodie group, and challenges restaurants to provide innovative and tried-and-true recipes featuring bacon.

FREE FESTIVAL
Gates open at 3:00 PM

FREE MUSIC IN THE PARK
3:00 PM – George Barrie Band
5:30 PM – Honey and Blue Band
8:00 PM – Pandora Effect
Don’t forget your lawn chair!
Sorry, pets and coolers are not allowed.

Free and open to the public, savor the flavor of breakfast’s favorite side item – the greatest food on planet Earth – BACON. Whether you’re in the crispy bacon or chewy bacon camp, you’ll love this summer festival.

Enjoy FREE music all festival long on the Lincoln Park stage.

This festival will allow you to sample local restaurants as they showcase all of the many ways you can baconate your meal.

The 7th Bacon Fest is brought to you by the Restaurant Raiders – a monthly foodie group that supports local restaurants.
http://fraze.com/bacon-fest-2019/

Ohio Festivals – August 15-18

August 14, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 15-17, 2019 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – Bucyrus, Ohio
Brats, Beers and Cheers. First celebrated in the summer of 1967, this is an annual three-day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained.
http://www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival.com/

August 15-18, 2019 Lexington Blueberry Festival – Lexington, Ohio
Centered around family-friendly events and blueberries! Every year the festival adds more activities and entertainment for festival goers to enjoy. Every night includes noteworthy bands. Each day is full of rides, contests, business vendors, locally made crafts and a grand variety of blueberry foods. Festive parade, 5K Run, Highlander games, children’s blueberry games and and fireworks on Saturday.
https://lexblueberryfest.com/

August 17, 2019 – 5th Annual Ohio Eggfest – Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio Eggfest is a fundraising, cooking competition that features The Big Green Egg grill. It is free to register a cook team and there are $2,000 in cook team prizes. Tickets can be purchased to taste all of the cook teams foods. Discounted Big Green Eggs can also be purchased. 100% of all the proceeds from this event go to Cancer Research. We have raised over $85,000 in the first 3 years!
https://www.theohioeggfest.com/

August 17, 2019 111th Swanton Corn Festival – Swanton, Ohio
Celebrate Our Corn Culture. Among the activities will be a parade, car show, corn hole tournament, and entertainment on Saturday night.
https://www.swantoncornfest.com/

August 17-18, 2019 38th Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
Fairborn, Ohio
The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival features handmade arts and crafts. This is a family oriented alcohol-free event featuring children’s activities with free entertainment, parking, and activities. Many local and regional artisans offering handmade arts and crafts, and of course, Sweet Corn!
http://www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org/index.html

Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

August 13, 2019 at 6:27 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, chicken, Ore - Ida | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

To start this day off I prepared a Poached Egg that I served on a Thomas Light English Muffin. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Heavy Rains and Thunderstorms hit the early morning hours. We nned the rain though the grass was starting to turn brown. Cleaned the house and then put Mom’s new Hoover Vacuum together, not a lot to it. This one has a cord which she will use and we still have Hoover Cordless which I use. The Cordless are nice, especially for me being in a wheelchair. But they don’t have the power of a Vacuum with a cord. Not much else going on. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

 

I had been seeing a lot of Chicken Burgers at a lot of blogs out there, and they all look incredible! So I had bought a package from Meijer. The Burgers turned out so good that I purchased another package of the Smart Chicken – Ground Chicken and having them again tonight. To make the Burger I’ll need; the Ground Chicken (1 lb. package), Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, McCormick’s Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Meijer Italian Style Bread Crumbs.

For toppings I’m using Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/Olive Oil, Heinz 57 Sauce, Hoffman’s Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Butter Leaf Lettuce and served on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun. I’m keeping the toppings the same as last time, the Burgers came out delicious!

 

 

 

So to prepare them, in a large bowl, combine Chicken, Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Italian Style Bread Crumbs. The Seasonings amount are to taste and 2 tablespoons of the Italian Style Bread Crumbs. Make a little depression with your thumb in the center of each burger so they cook evenly. Divide the mixture into 4 patties.

 

 

 

 

 

In a Cast Iron Skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add burger patties and cook, flipping once, until golden and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with cheddar and cook until just started melting, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer patties to a plate. Serve on the Buns and top with Mayo, Heinz 57 Sauce, and Lettuce. The Ground Chicken Burger is juicy, moist, and flavorful!

 

 

 

 

 

To go with the Chicken Burger I prepared Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Heinz 57 Sauce. For Dessert/Snack later a Snyder’s 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Pretzels along with a Diet Peach Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Chicken
Ground chicken is a healthy start for any meal since one serving (100 grams, or about 3 ounces) meets one’s protein needs for a nutritious meal – plus it’s lower in calories and fat than many meat sources. Lean ground chicken is high in protein and offers less saturated fat than ground beef.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crinkles#.Vfy2YN9Viko

Porkopolis Pig and Whiskey Festival – August 9-10 Cinnati, Ohio

August 8, 2019 at 7:24 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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AUGUST 9 – 10, 2019 • THE BANKS
The Fourth Annual Porkopolis Pig and Whiskey Festival will take place down on The Banks for TWO full days of BBQ, whiskey sampling and outdoor entertainment!

FREE event with drink + food available for purchase. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 | 5 – 10 PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 | NOON – 10 PM
* Benefiting Starfire

ALL AGES WELCOME. FREE ENTRY.
https://pigandwhiskeycincy.com/

Ohio Festivals August 9-11, 2019

August 7, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 8-10, 2019 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival – Reynoldsburg, Ohio
The Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival has been a tradition in our city for over 50 years. The idea of the first Tomato Festival surfaced in October of 1965 when the dedication plaque was placed in front of the municipal building recognizing Alexander Livingston for his contributions to the City and declaring Reynoldsburg the birthplace of the tomato. Attendance: 35,000.
https://www.reytomatofest.com/

August 8-11, 2019 49th Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show
Georgetown, Ohio
Antique/craft/flea market, 4 parades, tractors, engines & equipment, Sunday antique car show, camping & RV sites, baby costume contest, entertainment, antique and garden tractor pulls, covered bridge, log cabin livin’, threshing, sawmill, rock crushing, canning, broom making, grist mill, block making, shingle mill, blacksmith, etc.
http://www.ovams.com/

August 9, 2019 12th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala
Tiffin, Ohio
The Gala is a gourmet food and wine event that benefits the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and Seeds of Hope Farm in Tiffin. The event celebrates local and seasonal cuisine by featuring the chemical-free, fresh produce, herbs, poultry and eggs from Seeds of Hope Farm. Chefs representing area restaurants and businesses from northwest Ohio and around the country participate in the Gala. Each chef plans his or her menu based on the available produce and other seasonal items from the Farm.
http://felctiffin.org/

August 9-11, 2019 North Ridgeville Corn Festival
North Ridgeville, Ohio
The annual festival will feature Sweet’s corn steamed or roasted. Enjoy musical entertainment, parade, arts and crafts show, amusement rides, games, food, corn eating contest, 5 & 10k run, car show and horseshoe tournament.
http://www.nrcornfest.org/

August 9-11, 2019
Germanfest Picnic
Dayton, Ohio
Presented by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the annual picnic will feature continuous live music, authentic German food, keg tapping, crafts, genealogy support, and kid zone.
http://daytongermanclub.org/

August 10, 2019
Backyard Bash – Fairfield, Ohio
Summer is in full swing, and it’s time to relax, soak up the sun, and, more importantly, eat delicious food! With over 40 booths serving Bacon, Cheese, Barbecue, Seafood and much, much more, your options are vast, with over 200 products to sample! Sip on a refreshing sample from our Craft Beer Garden or purchase a mouthwatering summer cocktail at one of The Oscar Event Center bars. This will be our largest summer extravaganza, so why not start a new summer tradition with family and friends? Plus, if you find something you love, every product sampled in the show can be purchased inside Jungle Jim’s! So the festival really goes on all year long!

https://junglejims.com/backyard-bash-2/

2019 Union Centre Food Truck Rally Sat, Aug 10, 2019 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

August 6, 2019 at 10:23 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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2019 Union Centre Food Truck Rally Sat, Aug 10, 2019 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Date and Time
Sat, Aug 10, 2019 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Location
9285 Centre Pointe Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069, USA

The Union Centre Food Truck Rally was a huge success in 2018 with approximately 10,000 diners! It is one of the TOP 5 Butler County events…We hope you’ll check it out this year!

Once a year Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association gathers Cincinnati’s best food trucks at The Square @ Union Centre for a Food Truck Rally! Last year there were over 40 food trucks with a variety of food options including smoothies, barbecue, mac and cheese, seafood, heart-healthy, vegan, sweet treats, Cajun, and Cuban! There is plenty of entertainment with live bands throughout the day, as well as beer and wine for adult diners.

There is no admission fee for the event, but each vendor charges their own prices for their menu items. UCBMA sells beer and wine at the event on a cash-only basis, to cut down on credit card transaction fees. There is an ATM on premises for you convenience.

https://ucbma.com/events/union-centre-food-truck-rally/

Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

July 30, 2019 at 6:36 PM | Posted in chicken, Ore - Ida | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

To start this day off I prepared a packet of Kroger Buttery Grits, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Too good! 84 degrees and humid out along with thunderstorms around the area toady. We need the rain though. Spent most of the day boxing items up in my bedroom. They are coming next week to put down new carpet in my bedroom and bath room. Much needed! My Hoveround Chair has really run the carpet down in the bedroom. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

 

I’ve been seeing a lot of Chicken Burgers at a lot of blogs out there, and they all look incredible! It’s been a while since I’ve had one so I purchased a package from Meijer last week. To make the Burger I’ll need; the Ground Chicken (1 lb. package), Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, McCormick’s Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Meijer Italian Style Bread Crumbs.

For toppings I’m using Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/Olive Oil, Heinz 57 Sauce, Hoffman’s Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Butter Leaf Lettuce and served on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun.

 

 

 

To prepare them, in a large bowl, combine Chicken, Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Italian Style Bread Crumbs. The Seasonings amount are to taste and 2 tablespoons of the Italian Style Bread Crumbs. Make a little depression with your thumb in the center of each burger so they cook evenly. Divide the mixture into 4 patties.

 

 

 

 

 

In a Cast Iron Skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add burger patties and cook, flipping once, until golden and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with cheddar and cook until just started melting, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer patties to a plate. Serve on the Buns and top with Mayo, Heinz 57 Sauce, and Lettuce. The Ground Chicken Burger is juicy, moist, and flavorful! I’ll have to start having a lot more often!

 

 

 

 


To go with the Chicken Burger I prepared Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Heinz 57 Sauce. For Dessert later a bowl of sliced South Carolina Peaches, these are so good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Chicken
Ground chicken is a healthy start for any meal since one serving (100 grams, or about 3 ounces) meets one’s protein needs for a nutritious meal – plus it’s lower in calories and fat than many meat sources. Lean ground chicken is high in protein and offers less saturated fat than ground beef.

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crinkles#.Vfy2YN9Viko

Ohio Festivals July 26-28, 2019

July 24, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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July 24-August 4, 2019 Ohio State Fair – Columbus, Ohio
Celebrating Ohio’s agriculture, products, and people for over 150 years, the fair includes concerts, educational exhibits, rides, competitions, and much more. Attendance is over 800,000 annually. Attendance: 800,000.
https://ohiostatefair.com/

July 26-27, 2019 Annual Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest
Canal Winchester, Ohio
As Ohio’s only all-Blues & Rib-themed festival, this event draws serious rib and blues aficionados from around the state. Sizzling hot ribs and authentic live blues are served up on the streets of historic downtown Canal Winchester Ohio. Fun activities for children and a wine/beer garden for our Blues and Rib lovers over 21 years old will be available.
https://www.bluesandribfest.com/

July 27, 2019 Annual Sweet Corn Challenge Bicycle Festival
Richfield, Ohio
Start the day off with a free all you can eat corn cakes (pancakes) and orange drink breakfast. Ride the 100, 50, 25-mile route, or 10-mile family route through parks, valleys, and farmland. Enjoy a corn-on-the-cob & sandwich lunch, music, and more.
http://sweetcornchallenge.com/

July 27, 2019 – India Food Fair – Macedonia, Ohio
An Indian Food and cultural extravaganza. Come and experience mouth watering Indian cuisine, music, dance and a host of games and entertainment. If you are looking for a fun-filled evening for your whole family, you will not be disappointed. The event will have free entry and free parking! Time: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
https://www.indiafoodfaircleveland.com/

Genius 30-Minute Meals

July 3, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Genius 30-Minute Meals. Delicious and Genius 30-Minute Meals with recipes like; Korean Turkey Burgers with Kimchi, Honey-Harissa Pork Tenderloin with Saffron Freekeh and Zucchini, and Crispy Chicken Schnitzel with Herb-Brown Butter. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus you can subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Genius 30-Minute Meals
For a quick dinner, try one of our genius 30-minute recipes loaded with fresh vegetables, lean protein and amazing flavor. Our healthy recipes feature stir-fries, soups, salads and more to help you get a nutritious, yet delicious dinner on the table fast.

Korean Turkey Burgers with Kimchi
Korean chile paste (also known as gochujang) blended into the ground turkey makes this turkey burger recipe incredibly moist and flavorful. Top these healthy turkey burgers with kimchi–a fermented mixture of cabbage and other vegetables–which can be found near other refrigerated Asian ingredients or near sauerkraut or pickles in well-stocked supermarkets or natural-foods stores…………….

Honey-Harissa Pork Tenderloin with Saffron Freekeh and Zucchini
In this 30-minute healthy dinner recipe, whole-grain freekeh cooks unattended while you finish the rest of the meal. Using baby vegetables cuts down on prep time because they can be cooked whole. Look for them near prepared and/or specialty vegetables. If you can’t find them, use 4 cups sliced small zucchini or summer squash instead (1/2-inch-thick slices)……………

 

Crispy Chicken Schnitzel with Herb-Brown Butter
This healthy recipe for crispy chicken schnitzel involves coating the chicken breasts with fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs and oven “frying” using a mist of olive oil cooking spray instead of frying in lots of oil. Serve on a bed of mixed greens or with mashed potatoes……………….

* Click the link below yo get all the Genius 30-Minute Meals
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22432/cooking-methods-styles/quick-easy/dinner/30-minute/genius/slideshow/genius-30-minute-meals/

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