Gardening Is The Bomb!

July 5, 2015
Gardening Is The Bomb!
Our family is lucky to live in a city that has a community garden.
And we're extra lucky because the garden's just a short walk from our home.
I spend a lot of time in our little garden plot.  And come July, it really starts to pay off.
Take our Fourth of July feast here.
Just 20 minutes before I plopped this huge pot of pipping hot goodness onto the picnic table for my family to enjoy,
my son ran out to the garden and picked a couple of hot peppers, sweet onions and fresh oregano.
When he brought them back, I washed them, sliced them up, and popped them in the pot.
It was already filled with layers of sausage, clams, shrimp and corn.
I then poured in a bottle of cheap dry white wine, put the lid on, and set the pot on the stove on high.
15 minutes later it was done. And the kitchen smelled heavenly.
I carried the big pot out to the backyard and put it on the picnic table.
Then it was time to call everyone for dinner and dig in!
Now that's what I call "garden to table."
And, that's also why gardening is the bomb! Especially on the Fourth of July.


Featured In Fashion Flash

May 19, 2015

What a thrill! So honored to be counted among Cleveland's fashionable set.
When Cleveland Plain Dealer fashion reporter & photographer  Allison Carey asked to feature me in her weekly column, Fashion Flash, I was so flattered. 
Then I went into a tizzy.
What to wear? How to choose? Oh, the pressure! 
The delicious pressure!
In the end I chose a dress my daughter begged me not to wear, ("It looks like a prom dress Mom!"), a hat that refused to stay put, and a gown I bought at the Goodwill for $15. ...
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Feature in Balanced Family Magazine

March 20, 2015

Honored to have our family story featured in the inaugural issue of Balance Family Magazine.
The story chronicles my year-long search to unearth my family's ancestral roots.
Read the story here, starting on page 18. 

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Researching My Roots: Part IV Of My Series In The Irish American News

February 21, 2015

Katherine Mary V ... A story from this month's issue of the Ohio Irish American News
by Katherine Boyd

My great great grandmother was able to bring her family to the United States thanks to fashion; she was a dressmaker. And through her craft, she cobbled together enough money to bring herself and three young daughters to Boston after her husband died and left her a widow.

Even though they were poor and lived in the Roxbury section of Boston, the daughters always looked stunning. What they wore-...

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Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Just Me?

February 13, 2015

They say a picture's worth a thousand words. What does this picture say?
It says the #1 killer of women is heart disease. And we need to end that.
So, today, I was honored to MC the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Health Expo at the Cleveland Convention Center.
Heart disease isn't fun. But raising money to fight it should be.
And that's why these handsome Cleveland firefighters were invited to the party... to keep the ladies entertained.
And provide a little eye candy.
Did my heart go...
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Coming To A Theatre Near You...

February 3, 2015

Checked another item off my bucket list!
For two months now I've had to keep this under wraps. 
But, finally, I can share the news.
I got to act in a Hollywood movie!
Can't give much detail because we had to sign confidentiality agreements.
But, let's just day, if there was one movie that I'd love to be a part of, it was this one.
A friend reached out in December saying a Hollywood production company was in Cleveland and needed actors. And needed them tomorrow! Was I interested?
"Duh!" I replied.
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Tweeting My Love For Cleveland!

January 20, 2015

Love Cleveland! Love Tweeting. 
So when InTheCle picked me to be their guest "Tweeter of the Week", well, I was tickled orange and brown.
For an entire week I get to tweet about all the things that make Cleveland amazing.
The food. The architecture. The people. THE BEER!
Where to start?
Well, of course, it would have to be the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.
Follow my journey on Twitter at @InTheCle to see some of the places that make Cleveland one of the best cities on the planet.

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Win A Cleveland Prize Pack! Details here

January 18, 2015

So honored to be Tweeter of the Week for @InTheCle.
Been braggin' about Cleveland forever.
And lately, it seems, the rest of the world is catching on.
Yes, Cleveland rocks.
And cooks.
And brews.
In celebration, I'm giving away a Cleveland Prize Pack.
This week I'm going to show you some of my favorite places in Cleveland.
And play a game with you.
It's called, "Where in Cleveland is Katherine?"
A few times a day, I'll tweet a pic of me somewhere in Cleveland.
For a chance to win, just tweet ba...

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Dead Men Do Tell Tales

January 15, 2015

Part 3 of my series, "Researching My Irish Roots," is published in the January issue of the Ohio Irish American News.
It shares details of the journey I've taken over the past year researching my Irish ancestors.
A journey that proved dead men do tell tales.
Read my story here, starting on page 3. 

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Tracing My Irish Roots-Part 2

December 5, 2014

For the past ten months I have been researching my family's history.
Who made the great journey to America? And when? And why?
Now I'm sharing details of my ancestral journey in a series of monthly articles published in the Ohio Irish American News.
Part 2 of the series explores my experience with having my DNA mapped. And how it uncovered, through science, where my ancestors lived hundreds, even thousands, of years ago.
Read the story here.
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