Archive for December 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right! - Oprah Winfrey

What Happened When I Finally Gave Flat Top Grill a Chance (spoiler: I liked it)

What Happened When I Finally Gave Flat Top Grill a Chance (spoiler: I liked it)
I don’t know what I had against Flat Top Grill. I had been to one years before and liked it enough. But every time the hubby suggested the one just down the street from our apartment, I always turned him down. It sounds exactly like your kind of food, he would tell me. I was... Read more »

A Very Merry Christmas

A Very Merry Christmas
Sending the warmest Christmas wishes to you and yours. Merry Christmas!
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Roti + Common Threads: Working Together to Create a Healthier World

Roti + Common Threads: Working Together to Create a Healthier World
Both healthy Mediterranean restaurant, Roti, and local not-for-profit, Common Threads, are trying to make the make the world a healthier place, one meal at a time. With similar missions, they’ve joined forces to help raise money for Common Thread’s programming, which uses cooking classes to educate children on the importance of nutrition and well being,... Read more »

Jews Don’t Send Happy Holidays Cards*

Jews Don’t Send Happy Holidays Cards*
I have never sent a happy holidays card. Ever. Growing up Jewish, it was simply not something that we “did.” Yes, my mother cheerfully displayed the happy holidays cards from our non-Jewish friends, but it was very clear to us kids that our Jewish friends would not be sending cards. Or, in the rare instance... Read more »

Our Collective Heartbreak and Tragedy: Sandy Hook

Our Collective Heartbreak and Tragedy: Sandy Hook
The news out of Newton, Connecticut is devastating and unimaginable. Most of the dead were children, between the ages of five and ten, with their whole lives ahead of them. My heart bleeds while at the same time I find my blood boiling with anger: not again. My own words fail me, so as I... Read more »
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Scrumptious Hanukkah Table Settings

Scrumptious Hanukkah Table Settings
For all my Hanukkah celebrating friends, Happy Hanukkah!  It sure snuck up early this year.  And if you haven’t quite gotten around to planning your Hanukkah celebration, no worries, there’s still another weekend to go (with it being 8 days and all).  Here’s some table setting eye candy for inspiration: I think this table setting... Read more »

A Jew Walks into the Christkindlmarket

A Jew Walks into the Christkindlmarket
I’ve lived in Chicago for over four years but have never made it to the Christkindlmarket, the annual, outdoor German Christmas market on Daley Plaza. Yes, you could think it’s because I’m Jewish, but I love outdoor festivals and cultural events, so that’s not it. I simply hadn’t gotten around to it. Not until, that... Read more »

Super H Mart has changed my world (and other tales from suburbia)

Super H Mart has changed my world (and other tales from suburbia)
Last Sunday, the hubby and I found ourselves in unfamiliar territory: the Chicago suburbs. We were meeting some friends for brunch, including the author of the book City of Exiles – coming out this week. It’s the sequel to the Icon Thief, which I loved, and I cannot wait to read the next book. (Yes, shameless plug,... Read more »
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