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Janine MacLachlan is a farm groupie and local food advocate with a passion for small farms, where food is produced by people who care for the earth. A few food highlights: Volunteered on behalf of Slow Food and Chicago's Green City Market, American Farmland Trust. Enjoyed award-winning … Read More
I read recently that we never forget out childhood neighbors. So true for me. I was the babysitter for the Williams family from the time I turned 13 to when I went away to school. Toward the end it was more tending the home fires while the young folk played around the neighborhood. Remember just … Read More
Can we talk about beans? Simply put, they may just be a perfect food. Economical, versatile, easy, healthy. So why such a challenge, I wonder? Lauro spend his university days in England, where it seems breakfast was beans on toast. Every day. Beans on toast. Lauro no longer eats beans. Nothing … Read More
My cocktail shaker is the most popular guest at my gatherings, and thus it is often occupied when I'm ready for a beverage (hello, Manhattan!). In my eagerness to move things along, I've conscripted a mason jar to shake up a whiskey sour, that classic cocktail that seems to be everywhere these … Read More
Are you another passenger on a freight train roaring toward Christmas? I can't call mine the polar express because there's been absolutely no snow in Chicago, although we did have a dusting in Michigan while visiting family for Thanksgiving. THE ultimate salty-sweet It's at times like this - where … Read More