Posts Tagged "herbs"

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Rick Bayless Garden Tour

Rick Bayless Garden Tour

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A couple weeks ago, my girlfriends and I went on a tour of the Rick Bayless garden! It was absolutely beautiful! Located on three adjacent city lots in Bucktown neighborhood, Rick Bayless’ private garden secretly grows organic lettuce, herbs, peppers and more organic for his local restaurants.   Check out all that lettuce! Most of the lettuces were actually recently harvested, but there was...

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The City Never Sleeps

The City Never Sleeps

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We FINALLY got some snow! Only a light dusting – about an inch, but I’ll take it! The day after we moved in to our new place on State street, the city started tearing up our street for some major project, possibly on the L system below? I’m not even really sure. But whatever the problem was, it was major. And crews have been working on it for the past 4 months. Which means we get to wake to...

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World’s Best Sweet Potato Fries

World’s Best Sweet Potato Fries

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Ever since I started making my sweet potato fries this way, I’m officially addicted! Take advantage of fresh herbs this time of year as they are in season and abundant at farmer’s markets everywhere! Yes these fries take a bit more time than using simply salt and pepper for seasoning, but the extra effort is SO worth it! Sweet Potato Fries  vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free,...

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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...

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Famous Bruchetta

Famous Bruchetta

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While cooking a romantic dinner at home of spinach lasagna and Caesar salad paired with a delicious Chilean chardonnay, I made bruchetta as a quick appetizer. Whether you need to hold guests over at your next dinner party or offer to bring a dish to your next potluck, this flawless bruchetta is always a hit! Bruchetta is my favorite appetizer to make, its super easy and the ingredients are...

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Herb Garden Update

Herb Garden Update

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It has been about a month and a half since I planted my windowsill herb garden so I thought I would give you guys an update as to how things are growing. My herbs are growing slowly but surely. March and April have been pretty cloudy in Chicago, and my window only gets direct sunlight during the morning hours before noon. Nevertheless things are growing, and you can actually start to see the herb...

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Quick Meatball Recipe

Quick Meatball Recipe

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All week I have had this strange craving for meatballs, I know, weird right? With meatballs on my mind, I set out to find an easy recipe that I could make a large batch of and freeze for meals to come. I came across this recipe in Diabetic Living magazine and modified it based on what I had available in the kitchen. Surprised at how tasty they turned out (considering I never cook meat and barely...

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Planting an Herb Garden

Planting an Herb Garden

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As spring grows near, I wanted to start my very first windowsill herb garden! I have never grown my own herbs and can barely keep my one inside plant alive, so this will surely be a challenge. Luckily the gardener at Whole Foods gave me some great tips to get me started. I can’t wait to have beautiful fresh herbs to cook with once summer arrives! I planted a variety of herbs including...