Category Archives: food

Recipe for a luscious evening

Yes, we’re foodies. Unabashedly so. Last night we went to Kendall College’s Dining Room, a Chicago culinary college’s restaurant where graduating students perform their culinary magic under the auspices of alumna Chef Kim. Though one orders what one wants off … Continue reading

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The Scarecrow: Chipolte’s new ad

Chipolte’s taking a stand against processed food and factory farms. Provocative. (Thanks, Michael!)

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Creative culinary inspiration

Summer is the time for creative culinary inspiration, especially because there is time and energy to spend in the garden and the kitchen. Last night’s dish was Cuban Black Beans atop a stir fry of Asian Vegetables on a bed … Continue reading

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Off-duty sparrows

We filled the bird feeder— finally. It took a couple of days but now we have become sparrow central. The birds line up on the wires in our backyard, on the tomato towers and the lamp post and swoop to … Continue reading

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“So, you are an apple.”

My annual check-up with my doctor. Blood pressure elevated but not too much. That reddish splotch, not cancerous, just veins that have reached a dead end. But my cholesterol and LDL (the bad cholesterol) are too high. Not quite high enough … Continue reading

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Seaweed Salad

Seaweed salad is something we have often ordered when we have gone out to Asian restaurants, but recently we have made it ourselves in our own kitchen. This nutrient rich salad is very easy to put together. You can buy … Continue reading

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Recipe for relationship

IB and his girlfriend are taking a road trip to Virginia and North Carolina and we are lending them our car. In thanks for our generosity, they cooked us a most amazing meal last night. Broiled mackerel, konbucha (not pictured), … Continue reading

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Ushering in my 63rd year

IB grilling the first part of my awesome birthday dinner (purchased by IB and JB in a wild and enthusiastic shopping spree)– portobello mushrooms, asparagus, pineapple. The King Salmon and the corn came next. Below- artichoke, tomato, and mozzarella salad … Continue reading

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Food Fights for Freedom

We found a delicious looking bean dish in the New York Times and decided to try it out today. It called for white beans and when JB brought up the glass container the beans are in, he said, “Hey, remember … Continue reading

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“You Are What You Eat”

Mark Menjivar, photographer, has produced portraits of people through pictures of their refrigerators in his series “You Are What You Eat.” I first heard of him through a podcast of the Splendid Table, and was fascinated with the whole project. … Continue reading

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