Posts Tagged "local"

Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks 00

Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks

Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks

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I’ve been wanting to join a CSA for a while now, but the logistics of it (cost, amount of food, product predictability, etc.) have been holding us back for years. Until last week. When a friend of mine recommended Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks! I actually spoke with a Fresh Picks at the Good Food Festival about my concerns (delivery to someone living in a high rise, produce substitution...

Roasted Whole Chicken with Chili Maple Glaze 00

Roasted Whole Chicken with Chili Maple Glaze

Roasted Whole Chicken with Chili Maple Glaze

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If you’ve ever roasted a whole chicken or turkey, you know that the secret is in the brine. Brining a chicken not only adds flavor and produces a delicious juicy bird, but also tenderizes free-range pastured birds as they can often be tough. There are number of different ingredients and spices you can use in your brine, but I usually keep mine simple – salt, sugar, and cider vinegar. How to...

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Green City Market Chicago

Green City Market Chicago

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Unfortunately the weather here in Chicago has been rainy and gloomy all weekend! But that didn’t stop me from going to the Green City Market farmer’s market for the first time this summer yesterday morning! Located at the south end of Lincoln park between Clark and Stockton Drive, Green City Market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am-1pm. Green City Market has over 55 vendors...

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Finding Local Food

Finding Local Food

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Today I challenged myself to buy local food during my trip to Whole Foods! While not everything is from Illinois, I allowed my self a one-state-away radius. Here is what I came home with: Kilgus Farmstead Skim Milk (Fairbury, IL) – At Kilgus Farmstead, milk is produced all-natural, without added rBST, in small batches and delivered at the peak of freshness. Kilgus Farmstead is Central...