Posts tagged "Garden"

The loveliest Chicago community garden

The loveliest Chicago community garden
I stumbled upon the loveliest Chicago community garden this week and am in awe of the beauty of this large and loved hidden gem at Waters Elementary School near Montrose and Western on the north side of the city. The school received a grant from the well-known organic food company Annie’s and are featured on the site.... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Greek Salad

Meatless Monday: Greek Salad
I have a love/hate relationship with salad.  I know it is healthy and filled with nutritious vegetables, but I rarely crave salads.  This simple, yet fresh and tasty salad hits the spot every single time AND my kids eat it.  Yes, you heard that right – my children will eat this salad.  (minus the lettuce,... Read more »

Storing Up for the Winter and Drying Herbs

Storing Up for the Winter and Drying Herbs
The air is crisp and my wardrobe has switched from sun dresses to jeans and scarfs; it is quite clear fall is not far behind.  This also means the end of my garden for the season.  I have had  much success with my herbs this summer using them in almost every dish I’ve prepared from... Read more »
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My Urban Garden is Planted

I’ve always heard Mother’s Day is the best time to plant your garden. The holiday is still days away, but my excitement couldn’t keep me away from getting dirt under my nails.  Fingers crossed old Mother Nature cooperates and it doesn’t get too cold. This is my third year planting in this space. Last year wasn’t hugely... Read more »

There is No Place Like Home

I read another blog with this same title, and it inspired this post.  Many seem to have traveled to visit loved ones this weekend for Spring Break, Passover and Easter.  Traveling often reminds us of the famous line at the finale of The Wizard of Oz, which coincidently we watched as a family this weekend. My home is comfortable, familiar, bright and the walls of... Read more »