I've started a travel series where I'm going to check out some day trips and then meet up with chefs and friends along the way and share my favorite things with you!
First up - Highland County! Highland County is northeast of the 275 loop - which was great for me since I live in Milford. Everything was only about 30 minutes away.
On my roster to visit today was:
First up - we headed to Greenfield OH and met with Doug at Three Spoons Diner. Doug was sharing his recipe for homemade egg noodles as well as homemade beef & noodles.
After my noodle lesson - (egg yolks, flour, salt) - we sat down to have some breakfast.
We loved Three Spoons Diner and will definitely be back to visit Doug and his crew again.
Next door to Three Spoons we came across Marples Tattered and Torn Primitives.
I mean - so pretty - right?!
smaller one for $500 on ebay - just for a comparison.
After a little shopping - we headed west to Leesburg, OH and Batter Up Bakery.
Batter Up Bakery does cakes, cupcakes, donuts and everything else in that realm you can think of. It's a family owned business - Casey runs the shop, her mom makes the doughnuts and her dad fries them up. I loved every minute I spent with them and I learned a lot!
Including how to make donut holes with this gadget - I was giddy! But you have to watch the video to see how it all happens.
Saucy Sisters Pizza next door - which I think will be on my next visit!
World's Largest Horseshoe Crab!
This crab has been in a few different places and was even in one of the Twilight movies! Most recently it was in the back yard of a church when Ben Sexton rescued it from it's likely demise. He bought the crab and had it moved and re-built in his yard. It actually comes apart into 16 pieces and is definitely a roadside attraction.
Old Days Vintage Campers which is a unique vacation rental on Rocky Fork Lake in Hillsboro. They have a couple of campers on the property by the lake and are renovating additional campers for future rentals. I buddied up with Ben in hopes of staying in this vintage diamond later this spring!
Finally our day ended back in Hillsboro at Cowaburger.
Our day in Highland County was really fun! I loved hanging out with local business owners and seeing the sights so close to home. And knowing that they're all just 30 minutes away means that we'll definitely be back!
I want to thank Destiny from the Visitor's Bureau for setting this all up and showing me around!
If you have a business you'd like me to visit - let me know! You can email me at foodhussy @ gmail.com.