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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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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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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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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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Tiny but intense (encore cuz I just can’t get enough of them lately)

…clearly I am not describing myself, unless of course women who are six feet tall are suddenly deemed ‘tiny’.  No, ‘tiny but intense’ best befits micro-greens.   Let me tell you, I cannot get my fill of these petite doses … Continue reading

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