Author Archives: Suzanne S. Barnhill

Honon Steak Revisited

Last month I wrote about the mystery of “honon steak.” Someone suggested to me that, since this seemed to be an Iowa specialty, I should contact a local historical society for assistance. Accordingly, on May¬†5, I located a contact form … Continue reading

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Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 5-21-17

Today’s report will be short and sweet. 352 N. Summit Street The house was securely locked up again today, but the Palmetto Street lanterns from The Coppersmith have been mounted. Peeking through the sunroom door, I can see that the … Continue reading

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Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 5-14-17

I was able to get access to 352 N. Summit today, so this will be a marathon. Buckle up! 352 N. Summit Street I was expecting to have to content myself with exterior photos, and those alone would have been … Continue reading

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Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 5-7-17

Just a few tidbits today. 352 N. Summit Street A curb has been added to the parking space in front. Views of the brick terrace from top and bottom. It appears that the plan is to add landscaping to the … Continue reading

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Slow Return from a Lenten Fast

I gave up desserts for Lent this year, and the results were somewhat unexpected. I grew up in a household where desserts were de rigueur. They were the expected conclusion of every lunch or dinner. My mother was a good … Continue reading

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Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 4-30-17

Mostly exterior views today. 252 N. Bayview Street Since we last visited this house, Sexton Lawn & Landscape has provided landscaping in the front that includes a fountain, lighting, and plantings in the brick-framed planter beds. 352 N. Summit Street … Continue reading

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Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 4-23-17

Just a few words and photos today, as I’m snowed under finishing up my book review for Tuesday. 352 N. Summit Street Concrete has been poured for most of the driveway and part of the parking space. I’m guessing that … Continue reading

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