Becke is a thirtysomething recent college graduate who lives a rather idle life. I’m married, no kids, thus lots of time on my hands and lots of disposable income. I enjoy dining out, cooking, food photography, reading, writing, gardening, and shopping. I’m making an honest (but not always successful) effort to live a healthier lifestyle, and am trying to adopt eating locally and organically as part of that.

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  1. Hello, I’m doing a video piece for Buckeye TV, the student run tv station at OSU on farmers markets. Would you be willing to be interviewed?


  2. Hi Becke,
    How are you? I found your blog while searching for an image for Five Cup Salad. I have taken the liberty of using it and given you the credit.

    I will replace it as soon as I have one of my own. I just had this inspiration for my school’s Homecoming (for the other OSU) which is today, and chose yours because I liked your blog more than the many others who have a recipe and photo for Five Cup Salad.
    Please let me know if you have any questions.


  3. Hi Becke,

    I grew up in Ohio but have lived in CA for the last 12 years. We are moving back soon and I want to network with others in the area. I have a real food/natural living blog. Can you recommend any good healthy restaurants in Columbus?

  4. Hi Beckie,

    Nobody does grapefruit like Texas! With the sunny citrus at its peak in the season, I wanted to offer up a giveaway featuring NEW Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas red grapefruit!

    The makers of Wonderful Pistachios, POM Wonderful and Wonderful Halos mandarins are bringing the sweet taste of Texas to select Midwest cities, including Cincinnati.

    The warm, sunny days and cool nights make our Texas-grown grapefruit so sweet and vibrantly red. To celebrate the versatility and seasonality of this sweet, healthy powerhouse – we’d like to offer a gift basket for one of your lucky readers that makes it easy to enjoy grapefruit throughout the day! Our Sweet Scarletts gift pack includes:

    • New Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas red grapefruit
    • A spoon and knife specially designed to help prep and eat grapefruit
    • A saver to keep your grapefruit half fresh either at home or on-the-go
    • Grapefruit-scented votive candles

    Half a grapefruit gives you 100% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C and is roughly 60 calories. Sweet Scarletts grapefruit is also non-GMO certified.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and if you are interested in participating in our Sweet Scarletts giveaway. We are more than happy to send you product to try out for yourself!

    I look forward to hearing from you!


  5. Hello,

    Advertising Inquiries on your sites!

    My name is Liza and I am an Advertising Buyer.

    I am contacting you on behalf of a client I, I’d like to inquire about a possible advertising opportunity on your site, We are promoting our major brand for a few client who offers Health and Online Education Services.

    Does your site offer advertising options? If so, would you be interested in discussing rates and availability?

    I am looking for link placement in an exisiting post on your blog (do-follow link), We usually add a little sentence in the article.

    We used Paypal for Payment.

    If you interest, please let me know to my mail,


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  6. OSU Lecture by Ivan Day, Food Historian,
    Museums and Country House Consultant
    Historic Food
    Wreay Farm, UK

    Lecture at OSU at 7:30 p.m., April 4, in 180 Hagerty Hall (part of the CMRS “Feast and Famine” lecture series)
    1775 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (across from Ohio Union parking garage; approximately 14th and High St)

    Flaumpens, Chewitts and Bakemetes – pastry and sugar as sculptural media in late medieval and early modern Europe. In 1429 the eight year old Henry VI was presented at his coronation feast with a custard pie garnished with an English lion grasping a French fleur de lys in its claws. This edible emblem of territorial ambition and legitimacy to rule over the conquered is not an isolated example of a food item purposefully loaded with meaning. From a pasty in the form of a bird served to the Worshipful Company of Salters at their Christmas Feast in 1394, to the funeral bake metes of Hamlet’s murdered father, emblematic pastry and sugar sculpture were significant elements of renaissance dining culture. In this illustrated lecture, British food historian Ivan Day will discuss the role of food as an artistic medium and an occasional player in power politics and dynastic ambition.

  7. Hi Becke,
    First, I’d just like to say great blog.

    I noticed that you have a directory of other blogs, and was wondering if there was a way that Goedeker’s Home Life Blog could possible get listed?

    Jake Branson

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