Posts in category "spring"

Why you shouldn't brush off your kids

Why you shouldn't brush off your kids
I was enjoying the nice weather with Franky today. We decided to take the dog for a walk at one of our favorites walking paths. We were just gallivanting around without a care in the world when all of a sudden Franky started screaming, “There’s a bug in my ear! AHHHHH!” Now, mind you, at... Read more »

10 reasons to get excited about spring

10 reasons to get excited about spring
The meteorological spring started on March 1, but the calendar shows that spring starts on March 20, which is the spring equinox. Whatever date you go by, this list is for you, especially if you live in a climate where winter has been brutal. I might have ten feet of snow outside of my door... Read more »

Garden to table: What to do with those radishes

Garden to table: What to do with those radishes
Over a month ago, we planted our raised garden and today we picked our first vegetables, radishes! We noticed yesterday that they looked ripe for picking. We woke up this morning to a steady rain and waited patiently for it to die down. Finally, we had our chance. We brought out a large bowl and... Read more »
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It's Mint Julep Day! Beat the Heat with Bourbon.

It's Mint Julep Day! Beat the Heat with Bourbon.
Phew, as I write this I’m sweating like a…girl at the Kentucky Derby? Okay, maybe I’m sitting in my hot kitchen on a muggy Chicago day, but regardless, it’s Mint Julep Day! That’s right folks, May 30th is the day to sit back, relax and drink the celebrated drink of The South. This morning I... Read more »

What is a Ramp? The Chicago Connection

What is a Ramp? The Chicago Connection
Last Friday, our Fresh Picks box came with sweet potatoes, leeks, asparagus, broccoli and ramps. Ramps? I honestly had no clue what these green things were. They looked a little like scallions, but with wider leaves and a reddish stem. I wasn’t sure what to make of them so I popped them in the fridge... Read more »

Pioneer Farm: A Mother's Day for Ewe and Me

Pioneer Farm: A Mother's Day for Ewe and Me
I read about Pioneer Farm in Hampshire, Il a couple of months ago in a local parent magazine and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. They advertise a lamb barn, hay rides and a farm stand. They had me at lamb barn. We took the hour long drive out to Hampshire,  parked our car... Read more »
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Flying a Kite is as Easy as 1-2-3

Flying a Kite is as Easy as 1-2-3
Flying a kite is something I looked forward to almost every Easter growing up. I used to get a kite in my basket and would spend the morning running up and down the street with my new airborne novelty. What better way to spend a beautiful spring day than by flying a kite? The kids... Read more »