Summer Summer can be short in Chicago, and I don’t want to spend mine in the kitchen. I take my cue from Ina Garten, a cook I try to emulate. She suggests using the best ingredients and preparing them simply. Fortunately, I have the popular Evanston farmer’s market to keep me supplied with fresh picked fruits and vegetables…
How to Discover if You’re Meant to be a Food Blogger I haven’t posted recently. First I got the flu and was traveling, but then mostly because I had been thinking about changing the scope and focus of my blog. I initially started blogging because I have a passion for food. I love cooking, markets, cookbooks,…
I joined his barbecued rib quest, but I also make my own. While it is possible to make them on the grill, I think it’s easier to control the temperature in the oven. I want a delicious meal, but it’s also a holiday. I love the idea of putting something in the oven, and giving it little attention beyond occasional basting.
Growing bored of toast, I started noticing enticing overnight oat jars. Stirred together than put in the refrigerator, they couldn’t be easier
Evanston, IL is a college town just north of Chicago. The diverse community and proximity to the city have made the town a foodie destination. Nevertheless The Lucky Platter is local institution, an upscale diner open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There’s no shortage of good Mexican restaurants in Chicago. However with Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I have plans to go out for my favorite Mexican dish: mole. One place I return to for this treat, is Ixcateco Grill in Chicago’s Albany Park.
Although I went to hear the policy discussions, I couldn’t help but be swept up by the commitment and innovation of the entrepreneurs.Here are some of my favorites: