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How to Make and Use Preserved Lemons

  My first exposure to preserved lemons was when I worked at Café du Midi some 25 years ago. Café du Midi was a very special place to work, not just because of its amazing Mediterranean-influenced ...

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Get Pasture Raised Eggs and Make Shakshuka

  During farmers market season, it's easy to shop at local markets for the freshest produce, meat and dairy available. It becomes a little more difficult to support your local farmer during the off ...

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Food Comics: Deviled Eggs

    We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. Here, he shows us how to turn those leftover Easter ...

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Hold the Hellman's, I'll take Homemade Mayo

Do you know what I love? Mayo. Do you know what you can't really have when you're eating paleo/whole 30 diet? Mayo. Well, the kind you buy at the grocery store anyway. If you make it yourself, ...

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Fun and Eggcetra

It has been years since I colored and decorated Easter eggs and this year we went to town. We found these adorable decorating kits that helped us make pirates and safari animals out of our ...

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Tots on the EGG

Believe it or not summer IS here. One of my favorite summer past times is enjoying the sights and sounds that the city has to offer. While many Chicagoans enjoy people watching and cold beers in the ...

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