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This is a blog about this eastern seaboard girl’s move to — and life in — Iowa City, Iowa.

Follow along as she attempts to find a butcher who who carves prosciutto, parlay her Guggenheim experience into a real job, and trade in her boarding-school-and-Manhattanite snobbery for some homegrown, farm-raised charm — sans pesticides.

7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ragingwildflower on March 8, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    You love food (obviously), did your Lady Gaga research, AND travel.

    Best blog I’ve come across yet, by far.

    I’m subscribing.

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  2. I really love your work here! Great Topix. Quality Substance. Impressive!

    From Kansas City – Joseph

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  3. Posted by Art on May 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I’m enjoying your posts… I know your favorite fan in DC and she turned me onto your blog. I love to cook- I’m not much of a baker but I love your recipes! Good luck with your fancy internship!

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  4. I grew up in Illinois, not that far across the river – just a few corn fields away really, but Iowa City is one of the cooler Iowa towns. I live in Ithaca, NY now, and Iowa City is another Ithaca…downtown water fountain and pedestrian mall, artsy stores, a University on the water…the main difference are the corn silos off in the distance.
    I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog.
    Erica

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  5. Granted Ohio is “Midwest,” I was still nervous when I moved to Nebraska. I remember thinking, “What am I in for? Tractors and corn?”

    In time, I came to realize that the heart of the Midwest is more than agriculture… It’s one of the most friendly, happy places in the country.

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  6. Posted by kjacobs729 on February 18, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Although I clicked over from WordPress, I’m a fellow Iowa City resident. I’ve read a few of your reviews and recipes and look forward to seeing more of your blog.

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  7. Posted by Rose Hammersmith on May 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Natalie,
    I have been a friend of Theresa’s for many years and have known Billy for quite some time. Theresa told me about your blog when you started it and I have been reading it ever since. I love it, you are a very talented and gifted writer. I feel as if I know you already, even though we have not met. We probably would have met by now if we hadn’t moved to Ohio; but I am looking forward to meeting you some day. Billy is a very lucky young man you have you for his girl and I know you are lucky to have Billy (he is a great guy). I hope you will continue this blog after you move and return from Europe, or will you develope a new one? keep me posted please. In the meantime, hope you are having a great trip and please tell Billy hello for me. Rose

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