I grew up in Overland Park and attended Kansas University, graduating in 2003 with degrees in journalism and Spanish.
After walking down the hill, I worked as a sports copy editor in Scranton, Pa., (home to Dunder Mifflin for all you "Office" fans) for a year after graduation before moving to sunny West Palm Beach, Fla. In Florida, I worked as a sports copy editor for The Palm Beach Post and weathered three hurricanes - Frances, Jeanne and Wilma.
Happy to get away from the hurricanes, I returned to Tornado Alley and Lawrence in the fall of 2007 as a news copy editor before switching over to features writing in January 2008. I cover food, arts and entertainment and family for Lawrence.com, Pulse and Go! and blog about food and healthy eating for Lawrence.com and WellCommons.com.
When I'm out of the office, I run ultramarathons, read true crime/mystery novels, watch professional tennis (Go Rafa!) and obsess over KU sports with my husband, Justin. I'm also the proud mama of a smiley little man, Nate, as well as a cat, Rufus, and Welsh corgi, Ellie.
Drop me a line through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Twitter (@shhenning) — I always love to hear from other pop culture nuts, foodies, moms and workoutaholics.
“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.” — Tom Robbins, “Jitterbug Perfume”
This month's Delicious/Nutritious ingredient is garlic, so get your breath mints ready.
Sriracha is a Thai hot sauce, and it’s not for weak taste buds. But for cooks looking to spice it up, try these side dishes.
This month, try figs — they might be a little mysterious, but getting to know them is definitely worth it.
During the cold month of January, a cup of hot tea might sound enticing. But that’s not the only way to enjoy it — Megan and Sarah share their tea treats.
Clementines a sweet little treat for winter.
Cranberries are a staple this time of year. Use them fresh in a traditional relish or add the dried variety to a salad.
Farmers’ Market to celebrate nutritional powerhouse with Kale Festival this Saturday
As far as greens are concerned, kale is king.
Pumpkins are everywhere in October, and that can include your dinner table with these two inventive pumpkin recipes.
‘Drop City’ had roots in Lawrence, KU
In today’s world, it’s a concept that sounds like the basis for a reality show cooked up under the careful eye of Armani-wearing big wigs: Throw a bunch of artists together and see if they can live away from society, nourished solely by their creative juices.