Lifestyle

Tue, 09/06/2011
Can you believe it's already September?! This summer has certainly flown by for me and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone. Before  the summer ends, I wanted to share this fun culinary tour I hosted in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. After an unseasonably hot and humid September start, I would have loved to revisit all these place for some...
Tue, 08/30/2011
Living in Chicago has its perks... the food scene, the urban vibe, the diversity and culture, etc. But despite all the wonderful things we have here, it would be nice to experience some fun times that other folks around the country do. With that in mind, we wanted to host a special meal that isn't very common up here in the Midwest, yet...
Mon, 08/29/2011
                Whether you have heard about one of the many local farmers’ markets emerging all over the city or have begun to wonder where your produce is being shipped from, you may not have heard of community supported agriculture (CSA). It’s a way to basically pre-order the closest, freshest and...
Mon, 08/08/2011
Figs were once deemed the most hated fruit in the U.S.... how could that be? Perhaps this was due to the  lack of knowledge of figs in general. But I for one love figs and this year happens to be the Year of the Fig!  It's the Year of the Fig and the start of the California fresh fig season and to celebrate, I joined the...
Tue, 08/02/2011
The summer is prime grilling season and rather than throwing the usual cookout with burgers, brats and hot dogs, we decided to host a summer cookout with a bit of ethnic flair. Some of our foodie friends joined us for some grilling fun at our Mediterranean Kabob Party! We prepared some Mediterranean inspired dishes and for fun, we had a...