Category Archives: food

The designated walker

Last night we were invited to the “friends and family” night at the Peckish Pig. It’s a new brew pub that is opening tomorrow and is about two blocks from our house. Last night was an opportunity for the new … Continue reading

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Though it looks like dinner, it’s really our supper.

This morning in advisory, we made pancakes to celebrate the end of February—the shortest month of the year, the longest month of the year. Definitely a calendrical paradox. The pancakes were warm, filled with chocolate chips, covered with bountiful maple … Continue reading

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Making an impression

One of the stories my 86 year old mother shared with me on the ride to see her Parkinson’s doctor in Toledo: “So, there’s a new guy at Hillside, a nice looking man, and they sat him at my table. … Continue reading

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Lulu’s is closed

Lulu’s is closed. I remember when they first opened just a block away from their present site. IB was just 5 or 6 years old and would often run around the floor when we would go there to eat. Our … Continue reading

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Ida’s oatmeal cookies

My mother was not a cook of any kind. She wanted to be a modern American woman (her parents were immigrants from Romania) and felt progressive and vogue with her TV dinners and Campbell soups. My husband’s mother, on the … Continue reading

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Feasts, inside and out

Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Truly the best holiday. All about delicious foods and the rich relationships of family and friends. What could be more important? This year, the awesomeness of the holiday was even further extended by the surprise jacuzzi we … Continue reading

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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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