Not So Angry at Angry Crab

My clothing, skin and hair are slick with a garlicky buttery film as I emerge from the tiny storefront on an obscure stretch of Lincoln Avenue. I am in a crustacean induced coma. Garlic aroma is wafting from every fiber of my being. I just got Angry Crabbed, and I am not at all […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Chicago, New on the Scene, Restaurants|0 Comments

In The Kitchen With Moby Dick

“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth;  whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul;  whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet;  and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a […]

By |April 8th, 2015|Cooking, Experience, Personal|0 Comments

Green Superpowers

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, the day after! The weekend of all things green was finally upon us, and we all know what that means: overindulging. People the world over celebrated all things Irish by eating meat and potatoes and without a doubt drinking copious amounts of whiskey and beer. But the morning after always […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Cooking, Healthy, Recipes|0 Comments

Feasting at Feast

Chicago isn’t short on restaurants. In fact, one could eat out three times daily, and still never cover the vast variety available. New places pop up every day, and keeping tabs on this city’s culinary pulse is challenging to say the least. But there are those familiar places that beckon with cozy neighborhood comfort. […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Chicago, Hidden Gems, Restaurants|0 Comments

Healthy New Year

Now, that the holidays are over, we are all facing our New Year resolutions. Many people around the globe have made decisions to lead healthier lifestyles. I don’t know about you, but during these dreary months I need all the help I can get to stick to my resolutions. Fortunately, the plant kingdom offers […]

By |January 9th, 2015|Food, Healthy, Tips|0 Comments

A Taste of the Old World

Rambling around the Loop, that downtown part of Chicago that is most assuredly not the place I would normally go for good food, I stumbled upon Crepe Bistro. Claiming itself as a “French restaurant”, this place almost instantly transported me not to France, but to Russia. It is owned by the Russians, I have […]

By |December 26th, 2014|Chicago, Hidden Gems, Restaurants|0 Comments

Christmas Morning Traditions

Christmas morning comes with family traditions. There are probably as many of them as there are families. Whether it’s kids rushing down the stairs to tackle the presents under the tree, grown-ups wearing matching Christmas pajamas, or a big family breakfast spread, every household has their own routine. These family-only traditions are very special […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Brunch, Events, Holidays|0 Comments

Make Way for Truffles

Hungry for truffles? Who isn’t, right? I, for one, always crave their earthy aroma and slightly nutty flavor. It is truffle season, and this gal could not be happier. I must have been a truffle hunting dog in my past life, because I just can’t get enough. So, where do I go to satisfy […]

By |December 8th, 2014|Chicago, Food, Restaurants, Specials|0 Comments

Spice It Up!

As the holidays approach, consider giving spices as gifts to those in your life who enjoy cooking or even those who are novices in the kitchen.  Having a fully stocked spice cabinet will inspire them to experiment in the kitchen.  And if you play your cards right, you could be on the guest list […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Gifts, Specialty Shops, Tips|0 Comments

Turkey Reinvented

Am I the only one that really can’t even look at turkey leftovers the week after Thanksgiving? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Thanksgiving meal, but after the food coma I crave something…different. A turkey sandwich just won’t do. That being said, I also don’t like wasting the leftovers. And having slaved for […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Cooking, Ingredients, Recipes|0 Comments