Signs of Warmer Weather

Signs of Warmer Weather
I don’t know about you, but particularly after this long, drawn out winter (it snowed in parts of Chicago, what, a few weeks ago?), I’ve been totally geeking out on the warmer weather. And this has manifested itself in my snapping up iPhone pictures of our first blossoms while walking around Chicago. Thought I’d share... Read more »

Mediterranean Cooking Class with Chopping Block and Common Threads

Mediterranean Cooking Class with Chopping Block and Common Threads
Get ‘em cooking. That’s the mutual goal for nonprofit Common Threads, with its mission to get 1 million kids cooking through healthy-eating and culturally aware cooking classes, and for Chopping Block, Chicago’s renown recreational cooking school whose aim is to get people to cook. This past week the two teamed up for a special Mediterranean... Read more »

Matzah Balls + Cheeseburgers at Au Cheval

Matzah Balls + Cheeseburgers at Au Cheval
It was a cold and rainy night (also known as May in Chicago) when the hubby and I sat down at Au Cheval in the West Loop. The restaurant had maintained a near permanent resident status on my to-try list, so I was thrilled when an after work event nearby along with an improbable lack... Read more »
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Cooking for a Cause: Common Threads Teams Up with Chopping Block

Cooking for a Cause: Common Threads Teams Up with Chopping Block
Chopping Block, one of my favorite places for cooking classes in Chicago, is teaming up with Common Threads, one of my favorite nonprofits (and where I serve on the Associate’s Board), for a special cooking class where all proceeds will go directly to Common Threads! The event will be on May 20th from 6-9 pm at... Read more »

Going to Battle Against the Winter Doldrums

Going to Battle Against the Winter Doldrums
Ugh. It’s winter. And post holiday winter at that. The glitz and glitter of December have lost their shine, and there’s basically nothing to look forward to until about April (not to be dramatic about it). Here in Chicago it is frigid, dark, and snowy. The fight is on: winter doldrums versus us. The faint... Read more »

Chewables Chicago's Top 10 “Best of” Chicago 2013

Chewables Chicago's Top 10 “Best of” Chicago 2013
Since everyone loves a good top 10 reflecting longingly on the year that was, I bring you Chewables’ Top 10 “best of” Chicago 2013. Drumroll please: Best restaurant: North Pond. Yes, I am fully aware that this is not a new Chicago restaurant, and that “best of” restaurants are typically either new or by Grant... Read more »
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The Thanksgiving Healthy Eating Poem

The Thanksgiving Healthy Eating Poem
T’was the season of Thanksgiving, And all across the land, Anticipation abounded, For the holiday most grand. Thoughts of turkey, stuffing, and pie, Danced in our heads, While notions of ruining our diets, Filled us with dread. ‘Cause Thanksgiving meals average, 3,000 calories, Nearly a pound of weight, just one night, Wrecking havoc on our... Read more »

A baby is brewing: a non-traditional, co-ed, beer themed baby shower

A baby is brewing: a non-traditional, co-ed, beer themed baby shower
Baby showers need not be all pink lace bonnets and blue baby shoes. Nor do they need to be exclusively for the ladies (we all know how we got into this situation; it (typically) takes two). Besides, why shouldn’t the guys be tormented by get to partake in the age-old tradition of baby showers? It’s... Read more »

In Western Michigan, Salt of the Earth is a Must-Eat

In Western Michigan, Salt of the Earth is a Must-Eat
Last weekend the Hubby and I took an impromptu (as in, picked the city/booked the B&B 10 hours before heading out) trip to South Haven, Michigan. It was quaint, it was quiet, and it was beautiful. The perfect mini fall getaway. On Saturday night, after a 20-mile bike ride that afternoon (seriously, I could barely... Read more »
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Common Threads' Cook-Off: A Recap

Common Threads' Cook-Off: A Recap
Chicago’s best chefs faced off Wednesday night at Common Threads’ Third Annual Cook-Off, cooking (and competing for votes) in one of four categories: in a shell, on a dish, in a glass, or on a stick. The competition was stiff, with chefs dishing out creative — and delicious — takes on the theme. It was... Read more »
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