Posts Tagged ‘farmers market

Thai Green Bean & Herb Salad

So, I’ve been MIA lately. Losers hacked my little blog and its been a slow recovery. I still have a lot of work to do to clean it up, but at least I’m able to post again! I’ve missed this hobby blog. Not only is it an easy way for me to document the¬†comings & […]


Chicago Farmers Market + GIVEAWAY!!!

Perhaps one of the best parts about living in the Midwest is easy access to farm fresh foods.¬† My husband, an East coaster by birth, often reminds me that he considered Illinois a “fly over” state for much of his life, and I often remind him that my part of the country fed his uppity […]


Inside Scoop on In-Season Foods

There is so much buzz these days about eating food produced locally and in-season. I make an effort not to purchase food shipped in from far away – apples from New Zealand and grapes from Argentina aren’t doing any favors for the planet, and by the time they land in Chicago they never taste that […]


Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Today at the farmer’s market Lane’s End Farm was selling baskets of “ugly” organic tomatoes for $1.50 per ound. While most people would look at the misshapen, bumpy, and uneven colored tomatoes with suspicion, I knew I found a little gold mine! My favorite was this two-for-one tomato that looked like a portly and friendly […]


Farmer’s Market Pasta

I love summer! After a morning spent at the park, I took Evelyn and Mack to the local farmer’s market. Chicago has a farmer’s market every day from May-October, so I know I can always find fresh produce and meet the people who grow it all. Today’s market was near the Museum of Contemporary Art, […]


Famer’s Market Dinner!

Evelyn and I ran to a nearby farmers market yesterday. During the summer months, Chicago has farmers markets everyday of the week, so there’s never a shortage of tasty produce. The colorful displays of fresh vegetables inspired last night’s meal. This recipe started with something I saw in this month’s issue of Martha Stewart Living […]