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Keep Meals Fresh with a Home Garden All Year Long

  Are you someone who likes to grow your own garden, sad that the summer gardening season is over, or didn’t get a chance to start one this year? Well, it's not too late! I have the perfect solution ...

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Custom Bench Scrapers Made by a Chef

I usually share my culinary adventures with you here on the blog, but I have a unique opportunity and experience to share this month instead. I have worked with The Chopping Block's Owner/Chef ...

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Keep Your Steaks Simple

  As a rule, I try to make sure that when I go out to eat, I order something I cannot or would not make at home. Dining out in Chicago can be expensive, and I want to make sure I get the most bang ...

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20 Dishes You Can Make in a Le Creuset Mini-Cocotte

  As a Francophile, I am fortunate to be able to spend part of each year in Lyon, a charming – and food-obsessed – city just a few hours south of Paris. Whether I arrive in June when the entire town ...

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A Kebab, a Calzone and a Pita Walk into a Bar

  I just got back from a whirlwind vacation across Europe, gorging my way through five countries before rolling into Istanbul. Ahhh Istanbul--land of lamb chops so pink that even Mary would have had ...

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My Adventures with a Le Creuset Braiser

I recently received a Le Creuset braiser as a prize for a raffle. I was very excited, as I had heard very good things about Le Creuset. Did you know this cookware has been made in France since 1925 ...

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Drink Local

I moved to the city just in time to get swept up in the Cubs' victory last year. I don't think it was possible to be in Chicago and not feel that energy. So, while I'm not the biggest baseball fan, I ...

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Went to Memphis for the BBQ, Stayed For The Fried Chicken

I’ve always associated Memphis with barbeque, and I love barbecue, so naturally when I found a roundtrip plane ticket for $89, I had the perfect excuse for another food adventure. Our first stop was ...

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Autumn Apples

  I love autumn. While spring is all green and fresh and lovely, the colors of autumn are incredible. I love all that it brings: the beautiful changing colors on the trees, pumpkins, the slight nip ...

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Take Matters Into Your Own Hands with our New Guide to Home Butchery

  The meat case is one of the most confusing areas of the supermarket. You likely need the butcher's help deciphering the labels and identifying various cuts of meat in order to know what you are ...

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