Posts tagged "Farmers' Markets"
Sometimes you prepare a dish that you think will be good, and it turns out to be so awesome that you just want to make it over and over and over. I made a fruit salad for a picnic last night. I could eat this for dessert every day for the rest of my life.... Read more »
Shopping at farmers’ market is a total kid-in-a-candy-store experience for me. It’s fortunate that there is only so much I can carry home, because otherwise I might need a second fridge. Here is a sampling from today’s haul at Chicago’s Green City Market… There are raspberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, apricots and peaches; sweet corn, red... Read more »
There is urban agriculture. And there is really urban agriculture. This container vegetable garden — with its great view of Chicago’s Willis Tower, the tallest building in North America — is on the 8th floor sub-roof of the Hilton Chicago hotel on South Michigan Avenue. It is one of the “edible gardens” being designed for... Read more »
So is my farmers’ market habit getting a bit obsessive? Yes and no. But mostly no. The photo above is my haul from my visit Saturday morning to Chicago’s Green City Market, located at the south end of Lincoln Park — the actual park, not the neighborhood. This still life includes peaches, apricots, sweet cherries,... Read more »
There’s a fair number of delicious dishes that many of us eat only in restaurants because they just seem too complicated to make at home. Risotto is one that, for a lot of us, has always had a bit of mystery attached to it. This Italian preparation of short-grain rice requires a lot of stirring... Read more »