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A not so guilty pleasure?

I need me some comfort food. Really? After the over indulgence in the ultimate comfort food meal last week and the endless leftovers? And yes, I can do this in a health way: why ¬†cauliflower of course. Again I can … Continue reading

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A watched pot….

Fall arrives and I go from all Summer wanting to eat everything, in it’s purest form, right from the garden, to putting all in the oven, slow-cooker, or in a big ole pot on top of the stove to simmer … Continue reading

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Happy New Year’s

I dread, dread, dread the end of my favorite season of the year. With the passing of Labor Day weekend suddenly summer is “over”. Why, when so often the best ‘summer’ weather happens in September and October here in Illinois? … Continue reading

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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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PSA for the Bees

I have taken the following right from SlowFoodUSA.org. Would love if you could all take the time to read, and then sign their petition to help get to the bottom of what is killing our honey bees. Bees are the … Continue reading

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Breakin’ Bread (an encore)

For some of us with Irish ancestry, one of the things we look forward to on St. Patrick’s Day is Irish soda bread and brown bread. And for others of said ancestry, Irish soda bread was just something you had … 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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