In the 1830s, French missionary Father Benedict Roux built a log cabin church named St. John Francis Regis on the site of what would ultimately become the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  The cornerstone of the Cathedral was placed in 1882, and construction was completed the following year.  The interior of the Cathedral was renovated in 1955, […]

If you read and loved Dan Brown’s novels, as I did, seeing a fleur-de-lis might conger up memories of the Priory of Sion.  The official emblem of the Priory is partly based upon the fleur-de-lis, a symbol long associated with the French monarchy.   The fleur-de-lis is prevalent throughout every chateau in the Loire Valley.  The symbol […]

Last night I had the incredible opportunity to attend my second farm-to-table dinner at Green Dirt Farm.  The meal was prepared by guest chef Nate Feldmiller from Cafe Europa and was spectacular in every way.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the event. What do you think?  Have you attended a farm-to-table dinner before? […]