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Evening in the Gardens: Flamini family to host fundraiser to benefit sick children and their families
The expansive and beautiful gardens belonging to Jim and Theresa Flamini will once again be the site of their annual fundraising event to benefit the family’s Flamini Foundation.
The oldest of Benjamin and Marsha Emanuel, he a pediatrician and she a devoted mother and Civil Rights activist, Ezekiel Emanuel talked to Shore magazine about his recently released book Brothers Emanuel: An American Family (Random House $27).
Despite his international culinary heritage – summers in Marrakesh, winters in Montreal where his parents, of French Moroccan descent, had moved and training at the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec followed by stints working at both Club Med and the Ritz Carleton in the Caribbe…
When Wenonah Hauter visits a grocery store, she doesn’t see a wonderland of food options. Instead, Hauter, author of "Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America" (The New Press 2013; $26.95) looks beyond shelves stocked with endless offerings of edibles and into the…
Three years ago, there was no collective scrapbook or bulletin board upon which to gather our thoughts and dreams.
Who would have thought that when I Facebooked a need for recipes using duck eggs I’d get several great responses in a matter of minutes.
Author Michael Harvey was in the middle of writing a new book in his series about Michael Kelley, a hardboiled Chicago private investigator, when he started working on another mystery (only Harvey takes a break from writing to write) about three Northwestern University journalism students ti…
It reads like the plot of a novel - three women from different backgrounds spend time in the early 20s in Paris, returning to the U.S. transformed.
With their sweet fragrance and pretty colors, pitcher plants beckon, inviting insects to partake of what must be the most delicious nectar nestled in the depths of the wide open red and green lined mouth. But the slope is slippery and tiny plant tentacles carry the insect down into depths ma…
If Mario liked it, who was I to argue?
Nancy Pennell, one of the founders of the Porter County Herb Society, and Dave Hamilla, a former chef who teaches classes in cooking wildcrafted foods, discuss the menu, featuring ingredients the group members picked the day before.
Foraged greens are pictured.
Pauline Engels grills salmon for the herb society dinner.
Eight varieties of mushrooms are used in this soup.
Members of the Porter County Herb Society display a salad they made for a recent dinner.
What to many of us would look like a collection of weeds - after all, I have spent hours pulling chickweed from my gardens before learning that it is edible and tasty - are the foods that once made up the ingredients of ancestors' meals.
According to Lisa Starner, infusing honey is a very simple process involving little more than adding freshly gathered herbs and flowers to a jar, covering them with honey and then storing the sealed jars in a cool dark place.
The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island's majestic and iconic resort sitting high on a bluff overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, may be one of the best known of the state's many resorts.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had images of whipping up organic baby food in my food processor and saw myself dressed in Ralph Lauren pastels placing my child in a car seat in my Volvo station wagon. Sure, I didn’t have a Volvo or any expectations of getting one but I did have t…
“I am an over-educated, opinionated, tenderhearted mother of two who has a potty mouth and a bleeding heart,” writes Nicole Knepper as an introduction to her blog, chicagonow.com/moms-who-drink-and-swear.
Diagnosed with Stage 3 uterine cancer and already emotionally vulnerable from having worked with Congolese women who had beenbrutally raped, the barriers that Eve Ensler had erected to ward off.her own memories of childhood trauma, came flooding back.
Built in 1816, the three-story gristmill at Spring Mill Pioneer Village in Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell, Indiana continues to grind, the river flowing down the mill race making the wheel turn corn into meal for making breads. In this delightful collection of historic restored buildings…
Beaten by Harold Washington in the Democratic mayoral primary in 1983, Richard M. Daly threw his hat into the ring one more time after Washington's death in 1987.
Dinner was at Orchids at Palm Court, the exquisite French Art Deco restaurant in the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza — a swank room filled with gilt, six foot palms rising from oversized urns, elaborate murals, ornate lighting fixtures, super high ceilings and even a waterfall. I…
"In the next five years, I think Gary is going to be the coolest place in the world," Carmella Saraceno tells me as we sit at one of the cafe tables under a brightly colored beach umbrellas suspended from the ceiling of her recently opened Miller Beach Market Place.
Does what you eat and where you eat it matter I ask Roger Chapman as we eat lunch at the Grand Mere Inn in Stevensville last week.
This Thursday evening marks the beginning of the 16th Annual Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair.
For the last decade Brian Kimberling has lived in Bath, England and before that years spent years in Mexico, Turkey and the Czech Republic teaching and developing websites. But he never forgot his Indiana roots and even now yearns for Indiana. In "Snapper" (Pantheon Books 2013; $24.95), his …
I can’t decide whether this is totally in bad taste or rather fun in a macabre sort of way. But someone sent me The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes from More Than 145 Stars of Stage and Screen and its follow-up The Dead Celebrity Cookbook Presents Christmas in Tinseltown: …
Scars, can be an unsettling and unsightly reminder of previous traumas—accidents, prior surgeries or severe acne. Even when they can’t be completely be removed, they can be revised into a new, more aesthetically pleasing and less noticeable scar.
Brutal winters take a toll not only on our souls yearning for sun and warmth but also on our skin. But while remedies for restoring faces abound, filling cosmetic and drugstore shelves, lip care often seem relegated to a small selection of lip balms. But poor lips, lacking sweat and oil glan…
Thomas Dyja grew up on the Northwest side of Chicago in a Polish, German, Irish working-class neighborhood at a time when almost two-thirds of the city was Catholic.
A few posts ago, I mentioned that I would be traveling, as I have done for the last four years now, to Medora, a hamlet in Southern Indiana to be a judge at the National Maple Syrup Festival, held at Burton’s Maplewood Farms each year on the first two weekends of March. This year was even mo…
The charms of Dutch Colonial Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its rainbow palette of gabled buildings accented with louvered shutters and white gingerbread trim, never lose their appeal. The winding cobblestone streets and alleyways of this 17th century city, located on Santa A…
When I was a student at Indiana University, my friends and I would follow the winding country roads in the rolling hills of rural Brown County, stopping to poke around in antique stores and order coffee and persimmon pie at the small town cafes. As we traveled along the edges of the Hoosier …
Food crafted in small batches, small farms growing lush vegetables, fruits and pastured animals feasting on grass and grain, these are all the hallmarks of artisanal foods. And in Michigan, with its bounteous harvests, artisan food crafters and farmers abound.
Ed Drier was 10 years old when he first started working as a delivery boy, earning 25 cents a week at the Union Meat Market in downtown Three Oaks, Michigan.
Mary and Kevin Beyer knew they wanted to take full advantage of their waterfront property on scenic Gull Lake in Hickory Corners, Michigan.
Any of us who grew up in the steel mill belt lining the shores of Lake Michigan knows how the downsizing and closing of the once powerful industry which employed hundreds of thousands and generations of families, was overwhelming.
When Amy Stewart orders a drink, she doesn’t consider how cooling a gin and tonic will be after a long hot day or about the sweet minty punch of a Cuban-style rum mojito.
While most pooches snooze on the couch dreaming of what table scraps they'll be able to score that evening, other canines are earning kudos by helping others.
Many memoirs seem to be about overcoming a dysfunctional past but what stands out in "Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family" by Ezekiel Emanuel is how much love, structure and encouragement the siblings received.
In Hilary Davidson’s third mystery "Evil in All Its Disguises" featuring travel writer Lily Moore, it’s not all Champagne and good times.
Soft, chewy and studded with currents and sometimes pieces of dried fruit, their taste sweet and citrusy, hot cross buns are an Easter tradition stretching back centuries and though the white cross made from drizzled frosting would seem to indicate a connection to Christianity, their history…
It was love at first bite - two tiny circles of meringue, their centers nicely chewy, sandwiching a filling of sweetly flavored buttercream - think miniature whoopie pies but much more sublime.
Winner of the 2012 James Beard award for Best Individual Food Blog, Elissa Altman first started writing her Poor Man’s Feast blog in 2008.
It was spring several weekends ago when I was down in Madison, Indiana, a river port city on the Ohio River, known for its large historic district. The city dates back to the early 1800s and for some reason escaped the architectural nightmare of the 1960s and 1970s that overtook many other c…
Mies van der Rohe, one of the most acclaimed modernist architects of the mid 20th century, left his imprint on Chicago.
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