Belly warming stops in Chicago

(Warning: this article contains A LOT of bitching about cold weather, but balances with food spots to remedy that.) My last trip to Chicago was so effing cold, I could barely huddle with strangers under the blue line heat lamps close enough. It was the kind of cold that makes you cry and freezes your... Continue Reading →

Things I Need: pins and planners

I have a forever expanding list of kitchen and food related things I "need" in my life. So, why not share the best ones I've seen lately because if they are important to me, everyone should care (wink). The rolling pin is a kitchen staple that until this point in my life, seemed unnecessary. But... Continue Reading →

News: snark and doughnuts

It's Monday! While braving an ice storm, here are a few news worthy goodies I managed to find despite all other conversation covering Jupiter. This article about the unexpected twitter gold you are missing out on. @Wendy's is all the snark you want to say out loud but usually can't if someone else is paying... Continue Reading →

Chicago: The Aviary

Of course I've been obsessed with The Aviary, and every other Achatz culinary adventure since my visit to Alinea. Not just a cocktail lounge, this is a theatrical experience that will provide you with stories to share with friends for years to come. I don't consider myself a "one upper", but I have a few... Continue Reading →

Taste Test: Wilson’s Orchard hard cider

Wilson's Orchard, a gleeful orchard north of Iowa City that provides families with cider donuts and groves of apple-picking from August to October, recently started expanding their offerings. And while it's not available at their orchards, among a litany of other apple products, I was able to get my hands on four different flavors of... Continue Reading →

New in the news: Mixers and Breadface

New Mixers For You- LaCroix, which used to just be canned sparkling water, now has roughly 546,000 flavors. And if you're lucky enough to be in certain areas of the country, you can pick up a Holiday Variety Pack. Mix your vodka with tangerine, berry, or cran-raspberry (that's the only reason people drink this, right?)... Continue Reading →

News: A Death Wish and detox

News: Put this on your radar and smoke it. Death Wish Coffee Mug Release- I've fallen into a deep hole, a world I didn't know existed but has consumed me. On the hunt for a Death Wish Coffee Co. limited edition coffee mug, I've discovered a devoted community and intense game of mug trading. You... Continue Reading →

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