| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:34 PM
As Chicago heads into summer, a bumper crop of fruit and vegetable stands is ready to sprout on street corners all over the city. And, finally, they will be legal.
On Wednesday the City Council unanimously approved an amended ordinance to issue an...
| Jun 24, 2012
You can't judge an eatery by its exterior. Pho Vinh Vietnamese restaurant is a prime example. The plain exterior, the side-street location and the worn parking lot hardly beckon passersby to pull in.
Parking is in the back and that's where you enter as...
| Jul 3, 2012
The latest trend in beauty products features the same fruits you shop for at the corner stand. And now these delicious fruits have left your plate and taken claim in your beauty cabinet.
Beauty and Lifestyle Expert Rebekah George stopped by with skin...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:15 AM
In the heart of the Wilshire Park historic district, Horacio Fuentes has built a garden with the feel of his native El Salvador. It begins by the sidewalk, where a pito coral tree grows, planted 15 years ago. It hasn’t yet produced the dramatic...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Five Tips for a great ceviche
Keep everything extremely cold:
While preparing your fish, cut your lobe in small workable portions and keep the rest in the freezer while you are chopping your working piece. After you are done chopping...
| Nov 12, 2012
Autumn has come to Central Florida. Windows sealed shut for months are finally open to the breeze. It's extra-blankets-at-night, long-sleeve-shirts-during-daytime weather. After a long, hot summer, there's a welcome crispness to the air.
Autumn is my...
| Nov 16, 2012
Cheap date: Andy's Thai Kitchen
946 W. Wellington Ave. 773-549-7821
Before head chef Andy Aroonrasameruang left it to open Andy's Thai Kitchen, Tac Quick Thai in Lakeview was one of my favorite, no-frills neighborhood gems. I liked taking first or...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 10:13 PM
It was just last Sunday that the Amazing Race won its 9th Emmy for Best Reality Series and tonight is the premiere of the 21st season of The Amazing Race.
The show starts off introducing this season's cast. In all stereotyped glorious form, we have:...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Let the historians debate whether George Washington chopped down a cherry tree. We offer a better -- and sweeter -- way to celebrate Presidents Day.
Cherry Chocolate Kisses
Yield: Makes: 4 dozen cookies
Ingredients: 1 cup powdered sugar
| Jul 1, 2010
| 1:50 PM
Occasionally, serving breakfast for dinner can be a fun way to shake up your normal routine. Whether consumed in the morning or evening, breakfast foods often can be prepared and enjoyed quickly. In fact, each recipe featured this week can be prepared...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Captivated by the state's beautiful fruits and flowers, the Spanish dubbed our narrow peninsula La Florida. No doubt the explorers were dazzled by our tropical fruits, many of which thrive this time of year. Florida's tropical fruits are an excellent...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 4:35 PM
David Thompson's coffee table tome-come cookbook, “Thai Street Food,” is enough to ignite your tendency to wanderlust and have you jumping on a jet to Bangkok. The 372-page book is divided into morning, midday and night markets, showcasing the st...