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…
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.
Portland, Maine is a great food city. Portland is a fun and walk-able. The town has cute shops, museums and historic sites. There are also bikes to rent, whale watching cruises and ferries to neighboring islands.
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.
How did avocado toast become the subject of magazine articles, a popular feature of Instagram and a selection on cutting-edge restaurant menus?
I would be happy to have pudding for breakfast everyday; I just needed to figure out a healthy version.
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:
Mango Pickle, 5842 N. Broadway St., in the nearby Edgewater neighborhood is my new India favorite restaurant. Featuring farm-to-table dining and craft cocktails, it is an innovative modern bistro. The restaurant offers a small selection of Western Indian dishes, traditional favorites and Indian inspired recipes.
I am not a morning person. One of the ways I kept my morning routine simple was by not eating breakfast at all. I like to start the day gently, including breakfast. And while I l haven’t managed to start with yoga or meditation, I have adjusted some of my routine. The biggest change has…