Des Moines News and Updates

RAGBRAI rolls next week

Turning 50 is hard for some, but it was even more thought-provoking for Brian Hart because of the gift his wife, Julie, gave him: a brand new bicycle. “I wasn’t as appreciative as I probably should have been,” says the owner of Hart Financial, LLC, and a member of the DMU Board of Trustees. Something […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: go Greek this weekend!

One of my very favorite annual events in Des Moines takes place this Saturday and Sunday: the Greek Food Fairof the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, just up 35th Street from the DMU campus. I love this wonderful tradition because of its very friendly people, the fun and festive atmosphere, the music and dancing […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: backyard barbecue chicken salad

We continue to celebrate May as National Salad Month with our new pals at Noodles & Company, a franchise that feels like anything but. And we really celebrated yesterday at our local Noodles at Valley West Mall when Pete, the general manager and market training manager, and Christina, assistant manager, provided a tasting to some […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: spinach and fresh fruit salad

I like May for all sorts of reasons, including for its various “holiday” statuses. Did you know, for example, that May is National Foot Health Month, Mental Health Month, Correct Posture Month and Share a Story Month? For all you foodies out there, May is National Strawberry Month, Chocolate Custard Month, Egg Month, Artisan Gelato […]

— Barb Boose

Fresh produce ahead

One of my favorite summertime rituals is getting up early on Saturday mornings, grabbing a cup of coffee and heading down to be one of the first people to walk through the Downtown Farmers’ Market. So you can understand why I’m so excited for this weekend! The Downtown Farmers’ Market opens up for the season […]

— Nicole Branstad