Category: Fun With Food

Ice Skating and Eating Out with the Kiddos: New Posts on CBS Local

The holiday season is quickly approaching — and that means that you probably have a ton of planning to do. Expecting out-of-town relatives? Looking for ways to entertain the kiddos during winter break? Thinking about surprising the kids with some special family outings? I recently wrote a few posts for the new CBS Local site... Read more »

Moms, meet Johnny Casserole

Casseroles are cool again — thanks to a guy named Johnny Casserole. I’m not talking about your mother’s mystery noodle concoction — I am talking about a freshly-made, delicious casserole delivered right to your door. Intrigued? Well, so was I. Since April, Johnny has been whipping up tasty casseroles (served with a side of sass)... Read more »

New at the Nature Museum: Nature's LunchBox

Next time you take the kiddos to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, you should definitely pack your lunches and take advantage of the new permanent exhibit called Nature’s LunchBox, sponsored by Dominick’s. This formerly bland and boring lunchroom space is now a vibrant, interactive learning space. Nature’s LunchBox illustrates the life cycle of food —... Read more »
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Guest Post: Yes, You Can!

Guest Post: Yes, You Can!
A happy fruit-picker hard at work. Fruit season is upon us in the Midwest! I don’t know about you, but we are trying to take full advantage of all the delicious foods that summer has to offer. To that end, I am excited to welcome Emily Paster. A fellow Chicago-area mama and blogger, Emily is... Read more »

The Wee Weekender (March 12th-14th)

A young artist hard at work at the Lillstreet Art Center. Looking for something fun for the whole family to do this weekend? I’ve got an idea or two for you. Family Farmed Expo. This is an event that has a little bit for everyone in the family. The Family Farmed Expo takes places from... Read more »

Kids Write to Eat

You may have noticed that I have been posting a lot about issues surrounding food and kids recently. While I am at it, I thought that I would mention another important event coming up this weekend. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend Green City Market and Slow Food Chicago’s “Kids Write to Eat”... Read more »
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Fed Up With School Lunch: A teacher blogs anonymously about school lunches

One brave  teacher has had it with the food served to Illinois school kids and she has decided to do something about it. Since the beginning of January 2010, an anonymous teacher has been eating the school lunch every day. On her blog Fed Up with School Lunch, she posts a photograph and shares her... Read more »

Belching cows, Food Inc. and campaign finance reform: My lunch with Stonyfield Farm CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg

Last Thursday, I took a break from my usual routine of errands, school pick-up/drop-off, and playing peek-a-boo with my adorable baby to join a few other lucky Chicagoans for a lunch at Frontera Grill with Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm. As a mother to three little yogurt-lovers (and a believer in healthy, sustainable food),... Read more »

Growing Healthy Kids holds inaugural meeting

In response to growing health concerns about Chicago’s kids — including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and decreased physical activity — several local organizations and individuals within the Chicago food community have joined together to develop new ways of sourcing, providing and thinking about food. This newly formed group recently gathered at the Logan Square Kitchen... Read more »
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The Wee Weekender for October 2-4

Happy weekend Chicago! It’s been a long week for this busy and tired mama. Whew. I am looking forward to a lazy Saturday morning eating pancakes in our pj’s — followed by some time spent together outdoors. If you are looking to fill your weekend with fun family activities, I’ve got a few ideas for... Read more »