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by: Sara Bozich
August 10, 2014
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Weekends are just not long enough. I’m sure you agree.

Friday was pretty great. I ran around picking up and dropping off various vegetables to/from my parents, then had a nice #girl30 Happy Hour, before eventually watching a crappy movie (boo) with my pup and heading to bed.

Saturday morning, of course, I was live with Bruce Bond on 92.1 WTPA, where you can catch us each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon (at least through August, but we’re working on getting me on the show more long-term).


I spent Saturday afternoon shucking, blanching and freezing corn, which today I’ll vacuum seal for winter dinners and soups. By  night, Mom and I visited The Accomac for their 5th annual Farm to Table Dinner, which — if you follow me on Instagram — you saw I documented in full last night. Check Facebook for the full album later today.

Today, I’m headed to note. for brunch — possibly solo? Or not. Who knows. Lots of work to do before a busy week yet again. I need a mani, pedi and massage. Not whining, just planning.

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4 Fun Craft Beer Cocktails to Try Now

by: Tierney Pomone
August 8, 2014
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Craft beer cocktails are making their way around the Harrisburg area (finally!), and it’s time for you to try a few on your own.

Making cocktails at home always seemed a bit intimidating to me at first, but if you don’t try you’ll never know how fun and delicious it can be.

Check out these easy ones to get you started:

Bloody Hell – a spicy beverage for a hot day via The Beeroness

image from The Beeroness

2 oz blood orange juice
1 ½ oz bourbon
1 tbs agave1 jalapeno, sliced
2 oz IPA beer – think Ithaca Flower Power or Pizza Boy West Shore IPA

In a shaker filled with ice add the blood orange juice, bourbon, agave, and sliced jalapeno. Shake well, pour through a strainer into a highball glass with ice. Add beer, stir.

Shock Me – after a long day of work via Bon Appetit

Photo: Zach DeSart

Photo: Zach DeSart

1/4 cup Brown Ale – think Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale or Troegs Rugged Trail
2 tablespoons bourbon (such as Maker’s Mark)
1 teaspoon Southern Comfort
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice; stir gently for 10 seconds. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass.

Sriracha-Lada – your Bloody Mary substitute via Bon Appetit


Photo: Danny Kim

1 oz. fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons Sriracha
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Kosher salt
Pilsner – think Victory Prima Pils or Penn Pilsner
Lime wheel (for serving)

Combine lime juice, Sriracha, and Worcestershire sauce in a salt-rimmed pint glass filled with ice. Top off with lager. Garnish with lime wheel.

The Billyburg – for a Saturday afternoon via DRAFT Magazine

[Photo: Kevin Robie] Recipe by Niccole Trzask / The Liberty NYC

Photo: Kevin Robie

1 ounce NY Distilling Perry’s Tot gin
2 ounces chilled black tea
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 can standard American lager –  think Brooklyn Lager or Kona Longboard Lager

Combine the gin, tea, lemon juice and syrup in a shaker without ice. Shake and strain into a beer mug; top with the lager.

Editor’s note: Looking for bars that serve beer cocktails? Try Stock’s on Second, Cafe Fresco (They have a great IPA Shandy), Suba, The Circular at The Hotel Hershey, The Garlic Poet.

Weekend Roundup 8/7

by: Sara Bozich
August 7, 2014
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What a week already!

Tuesday I shared a birthday bev at Big Woody’s, then swung by Anthony’s for a Finch Beer Co. tasting. Last night, we double-dated over at the soon-to-be-reality stars Fusion Fire and heard the best kid jazz band ever.

Of course, tonight is Stouts and Stilettos IPA Day celebration with The Sturges Speakeasy, so I’ll be by for one, then swinging over to check out note., opening tonight to the public for the first time.

I promised to take Bruce on the town tomorrow, but had to reschedule. Of course, you can listen to us Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon on WTPA 92.1 (stream it from your device here). It’s “PennLive Day” on the show, and we’ll have guest call-ins from John Luciew, Bob Flounders and Julia Hatmaker on the :30s.

Saturday night, Mom and I are heading — for the first time — to the Accomac Inn (finally!) to revisit their incredible Farm to Table Dinner (you can read old reviews here). I had to miss this the last few years because of timing, so I’m excited to return.

Sunday: Rest day. For reals.

Need more inspiration? Tune in tomorrow morning during the 7  o’clock hour to Glenn & Bob on The River 97.3 for “Sara’s Weekend Picks.”

What are you doing this weekend?


RUN: Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails

by: Kelly Leighton
August 6, 2014
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It’s so easy to fall into a rut with running routes.

You become so set in “your” route, that you just set yourself on autopilot. One foot in front of the other as you retrace those steps for the hundredth or thousandth time. I know every bump and curve on my path (though it doesn’t stop me from still tripping over them), and I feel a sense of security and safeness when I am on my route. It’s like being home.

I do most of my runs along the river. It’s close to my house and to my office, and I have all sorts of routes memorized to piece together to achieve the mileage I am shooting for. However, last weekend, my friend Tim invited me to go for a run on the Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails path.

rails to trails

The 11-mile route technically begins in Shippensburg, but we started at the other end in Newville. Formerly a stretch of railroad tracks, it was donated by Conrail in 1995, and the Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails Council has spent the past two decades improving it into a multi-use trail for all ages and abilities, which is about 9.5 miles.

A late start thanks to me (hey, I had a wedding the night before), and humid and hot temperatures quickly squashed any idea to turn the run into the full 19-miler, although I’d be lying if the thought didn’t cross my mind at first.

The trail is sometimes gravel and sometimes packed with dirt and it often provided much-needed shade from the trees lining the path. It’s almost completely flat, with just a few minor inclines and declines which are barely noticeable. And for those of you who also suffer with small bladders, there is a bathroom at the start, and then around mile four.

Photo from CVRTC.org

I was most surprised by how quiet it was. We saw fewer than a dozen other people, either biking or running, throughout our trek. It was so much different than all the busyness I am used to when I run.

Around mile five, I voted to turn around at mile seven. The humidity had gotten to me, and wringing out the sweat from my shirt and shorts wasn’t helping at all. By the last two miles, we had stopped speaking because we were both so hot and thirsty. Except for me asking, “How far are we?” approximately every tenth of a mile. I am a peach to run with.

I’d love to someday return and do the full 19 miles. There was so much to see. And it’s impossible to get lost. You just run straight. Even I can handle that.

I encourage you to check it out, if you haven’t already. A change of scenery is always rejuvenating.

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