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Eat your pea…tendrils please.

Meandering thru the market this weekend, I was drawn to, okay admittedly alot of things but needing to find some focus, a pile of beautifully bundled greens with delicate curling tendrils. Ah, the precursor to peas (who yes I did … Continue reading

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Yes, Nettles Sting…

Running around, playing in the woods as a kid, nettles were something you tried to avoid at all cost. Nothing like killing the rest of your day (cue obbsessive scratching) cuz you ran bare-legged thru a patch of nettles. So … Continue reading

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A Rampstand? But of course…

Okay, unlike what seems like EVERYONE, this month, I am not really on the OMG ramps, ramps, ramps I must have NOW bandwagon. Don’t get me wrong, I love their ushering in of Spring, love there oniony-garlicky flavor, but quite … Continue reading

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Shanks & Stout

Honestly, I don’t really get the corned beef fascination when celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Kinda right up there with consuming all things dyed green (ie. beer and the ever-so-irish bagel, yes that is sarcasm in my tone) but honestly, don’t … Continue reading

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‘climb every mountain…’

March. Hum, still winter in Chicago. Still three months until summer begins. And still five months before tomato season begins. I don’t know about you, but right about now I start going thru (ok, really started after I ate my … Continue reading

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dark chocolate a day, keeps the…

Valentine’s Day. You have come and gone, and per usual, with all the usual hype. Showering our true loves (or being showered) with cards, flowers, champagne, jewelry, lingerie, fancy dinners out (or in), carriage rides, those message hearts (is it … Continue reading

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The darker the…

Black beans are delicious, black beans fill me up. Black beans are so damn yummy, they satisfy my tummy… Oh sorry, don’t mind me singing away to myself. O hey, anyone out there (or should I say first to) that … Continue reading

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please sir may I have some more? (an encore presentation)

January has the honor of being the national month of Eye Health Care, Bath Safety, Skating, Shape up US, Hot Tea, Soup (which I want to switch to February, but hey, that’s my issue), Fiber Focus, Prune Breakfast (see previous … Continue reading

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Do you know your olive oil?

Well, I thought I did. Go to store. Pick up glass bottle, or when I need alot of EVOO (yeah, short for the extra virgin olive oil, and no, Rachel Ray did not invent said acronym, sorry Rach) one of … Continue reading

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Hard to crack? Understatement

I have a new appreciation for the cost of shelled nuts. Walnuts in particular.  The price of shelled English (aka Persian) is one thing, but go purchase shelled Black Walnuts and woosh, why so much more?  Compare the shelling process and … Continue reading

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