Posts Tagged "farmers market"

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts 00

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts

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Today was my very first Chicago Food Swap! Back in March, I heard all about the Chicago Food Swap through the Good Food Festival and a couple weeks ago, my talented “foodie friend” Sarah and I decided to register and see what it was all about! We wanted to make something innovative, something unique, something all the swappers would be talking about long after the swap was over. And above...

Tomato Basil Risotto Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes 00

Tomato Basil Risotto Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

Tomato Basil Risotto Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

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This recipe is actually adapted from one I did back in 2010! My how the time flies.     Tomato Basil Risotto Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes  vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, peanut-free, seed-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, bean & legume-free Ingredients 1 cup dry hulled barley 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 1/4 tsp garlic powder 2 large heirloom tomatoes 1 cup...

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

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The farmer’s markets have officially moved indoors in Chicago and the growing season will soon come to an end. 🙁 While root vegetables and squash store well throughout the winter, tomatoes are always a treat to have on hand. Properly preparing tomatoes ahead of time to last through the winter is one way to ensure you won’t be missing out on their sweet flavors when the cold...

Homemade Concord Grape Jam 00

Homemade Concord Grape Jam

Homemade Concord Grape Jam

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Yes, that is exactly what you think it is, delicious homemade grape jam! Last night at midnight I sat at the kitchen counter separating the skins and seeds from some leftover concord grapes that came from the farmers market a few weeks ago. Will laughed at me: “What in the world are you doing!? You are so in to food; sometimes it’s quite hilarious.” Me: “I’m going...

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10/10/10

10/10/10

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Congratulations to everyone who ran the Chicago Marathon this morning! Unfortunately I did not run the marathon, but I am working on planning a destination half marathon with a group of friends at the beginning of next year! Onto what I did this weekend. Yesterday morning, the weather was beautiful, so I rode my bike to the Division Street Farmer’s Market between Clark and State street. I...

Heirloom Tomato Salsa 00

Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Heirloom Tomato Salsa

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In preparation for my road trip to Minnesota tomorrow, I made some salsa to take with me on the road! All of the ingredients came from my trip to the farmer’s market over the weekend. I couldn’t wait to use my heirloom tomatoes to make something, and salsa was the perfect solution! Heirloom Tomato Salsa vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free,...

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Baked Apple Crisp

Baked Apple Crisp

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With all of the apples I picked up at the orchard this weekend, I decided to make a healthy apple crisp! I grabbed this recipe from Clean Food and got cooking. This recipe is SO easy, and it tastes incredible! If you are looking for a great autumn dessert recipe, I highly recommend giving this one a try. I even sneak a piece every now and then for breakfast! Baked Apple Crisp vegetarian, vegan,...

Farmer’s Market Fall Produce 00

Farmer’s Market Fall Produce

Farmer’s Market Fall Produce

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This morning I rode my bike up to Green City Market in Lincoln Park to check out all of the new fall produce!    I came home with a bundle of goodies: one small butternut squash, one miniature pumpkin, one red onion, one sweet yellow onion, garlic, a bunch of kale, two ears of sweet corn, one jalape??o pepper, one small bundle of sage, one small bundle of thyme (I also wanted rosemary...

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Green Youth Farm

Green Youth Farm

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Today I had the opportunity to go to the Chicago Botanical Garden Green Youth Farm in Waukegan. Located on the Greenbelt Forest Preserve on the North side of Chicago, the Green Youth Farm is an organic farm where teenage students work to grow and harvest vegetables from May to October. The produce is then sold at a number of public markets around the city! As part of a local community-run...

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CHEW Chicago Tour

CHEW Chicago Tour

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Yesterday’s CHEW Health and Wellness Tour of Chicago was amazing! I had such a blast and would recommend anyone and everyone to do it! The tour met at Green City Farmer’s Market in the heart of the Lincoln Park neighborhood. We stopped at Tiny Greens, a farm in Urbana, IL that sprouts greens and sells them to put on salads or sandwiches. They sell everything from sunflower and...

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Aksarben Village Farmers Market

Aksarben Village Farmers Market

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Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone had a great holiday! This morning I made my way over to the Aksarben Village Farmers Market over by the new Wohlner’s neighborhood grocery on 60th and Center. Despite the fact that it was pouring, the market was rather crowded! Among an assortment of free samples, I came home with some zucchini (both round and oblong in shape), carrots, eggs, lettuce,...

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries 00

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

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After a crazy week and an extremely delayed flight last night, I finally made it back to Omaha, NE to visit my family for the holiday weekend. We started off the morning with a trip to the Benson Farmers Market, where I had my first shot of fresh wheatgrass juice and a taste of sunflower sprouts! The wheatgrass had a sweet honey after-taste, which was a pleasant surprise! Click here for more...