Another Busy Week!

On Monday, February 6th, I had the pleasure of speaking to ladies at The Kenwood by Senior Star who remembered the downtown tearooms well.  Passing around old menus brought on nods of recognition and laughter as we all discussed how the prices have changed.  Imagine getting a lunch of beef short ribs, mashed potatoes, and … [Read more…]

Talking in the Popular Library Lounge

On Saturday, January 28th, I presented my second program for The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County – this time in the Popular Library Lounge of the main branch downtown. A very nice group of people gathered to hear me speak about Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati. I discussed what was involved with … [Read more…]

Mulligatawny Soup

According to an article in the January 23, 2017 People magazine, Oprah loves soup so much that she has a bowl for lunch almost every day and one of her favorites is Mulligatawny soup. No doubt the recipe in her book is good, but my guess is that the Pogue’s and Lazarus versions in Lost … [Read more…]

January is National Soup Month

What better way is there to warm up on a cold winter day than with a delicious, nourishing bowl of a soup? To honor this month’s celebration, I’ve been making the soups that are in my book. Whether served as an appetizer or as the main dish, the classic homemade recipes are always a good … [Read more…]

Here’s the Latest!

I’ve received two pieces of good news in the past few days. A friend from high school recently contacted me to say that she had gone to the Joseph-Beth Booksellers website to check on the store hours and was very excited for me when she saw that Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati was #5 … [Read more…]

Three Book Events in Three Days!

Friday, December 2nd, I was invited to speak to the residents of the Deupree Craftsman Cottage, along with their family members who could attend.  The invitation that they sent out was adorable, and a couple of copies were purchased for community use. I spent Saturday the 3rd at the Blue Ash Holiday Craft Show.  My … [Read more…]

Rita Heikenfeld Article from Community Press – Recipes Included!

This article written by Rita Heikenfeld appeared in the Community Press papers and is now on (part of USA Today network): Return to the lost tea rooms of downtown Cincinnati Reminisce with me for a moment, won’t you, about the lost tea rooms of downtown Cincinnati? “It was a different time. Ladies wore … [Read more…]

Shopping’s changed, merriment not so much

This article written by Polly Campbell appeared in the Enquirer on November 24th and is now on (part of USA Today network): Shopping’s changed, merriment not so much This story is part of our Holidays in Cincinnati: Then and Now special series. (Photo: courtesy the Cincinnati Museum at Union Terminal) Then: In the 1940’s, ’50s and … [Read more…]