Archive for March 2012

Not-So-Nasty Kale Chips

Not-So-Nasty Kale Chips
“Kale chips?  Nasty!”  I told my good friend when she said she had made them.  “No, really, they’re good,” she tried to convince me.  She even emailed me a recipe for them.  But I wasn’t buying.  Wouldn’t you know that a few months later kale turned up in my Door to Door organics box?  And... Read more »

Ireland: a Newfound Love of Soup and Brown Bread

Ireland: a Newfound Love of Soup and Brown Bread
The hubby and I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Ireland (with a stop in London).  We drove on the wrong side of the road, enjoyed great craic with the locals, and survived St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin.  We also happily discovered that Ireland does not deserve its reputation for bad food.  Sure, there’s... Read more »

The Sad Truth Behind the Pearls (or Why Bubble Tea Could Make you Fat)

The Sad Truth Behind the Pearls (or Why Bubble Tea Could Make you Fat)
This is a picture of bubble tea, also known as One Of My Favorite Drinks.  Well, actually, it’s the bubbles – or tapioca pearls – at the bottom of the drink that are my favorite.  The rest of it, the tea – often a milky tea or fruit smoothie (as it is above) – is... Read more »
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day….from Dublin! The hubby and I have been enjoying the Irish countryside and are now celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin (yes, the question of whether we are too old for this has crossed my mind)!  I’ll be back soon with updates, stories, and pictures! Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

Finding your Sushi Soul Mate

Finding your Sushi Soul Mate
Every now and then, when you least expect it, that special restaurant comes along.  Driving in the Lincoln Park area one night after work, the hubby and I were in the mood for sushi, but not necessarily for anything special.  He remembered a place on North Clybourn he had passed before and we headed in... Read more »

Recipe: The Single – Now Married – Guy’s Go to Pasta Dish

Recipe: The Single – Now Married – Guy’s Go to Pasta Dish
Single guys make themselves a lot of pasta.  Or at least that’s what my husband tells me.  So on a recent Sunday night when I still had mounds of work to do, the hubby took to the kitchen, inspired to make what I would later learn was his go to dish in those long ago... Read more »
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