Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.


Findley Market, Cincinnati, Ohio

Chris took this photo of Findley Market on our recent trip to Cincy.

We recently made a quick jaunt to Cincy to visit family. We checked out Findley Market in Over the Rhine on our last day. Love it! If we were to ever move to Cincy, I’d want to live close enough to the market to make weekly visits.

You can buy all kinds of fresh meats, including sausages, ribs, fish and chicken, and other goodies. I loved all the different kinds of bakeries. If we weren’t leaving later that day I would have bought a loaf of bread and chocolate-covered baklava (something Chris really wanted) for dinner.

We did buy grub for lunch at one of the many delis. Chris’ aunt and I split a veggie moussaka, beans with leeks and dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), and the guys ate the biggest gyros I’d ever seen. I tasted a piece of Chris’ lamb. Delicious!

Besides the food and delis, I also saw jewelry and plants for sale.

If you’re ever in the area, make an effort to check out the market!


Chestnut Creek School of the Arts opens

Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, Galax, Va., is now open and registering students for classes.


Most classes last a week or take place once a week for four or so weeks.


The school, in downtown Galax, was created to preserve and promote the heritage of Southwest Virginia, located in the Appalachian Mountains.

Here’s pdfs to the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts’ flyer: front page and back page.

I’m interested in Todd Price’s drawing classes in February and March and guitar or banjo lessons in February, March or June.

There’s also classes in pastels, basket weaving, woodcarving, creative writing, jewelry making, pottery and Appalachian dance.

I hope in the future they’ll include photography and canning/home preserving among the offerings.