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Thursday, May 27, 2010 09:41 am
It was one of my special childhood summertime treats: The Route 66 Drive In on South Sixth Street. Truthfully, most of my remembrances are less about the movies than the playground. Its main attractio...
Thursday, May 20, 2010 05:53 pm

KFC’s Double Down. McDonald’s Third Pounder. Taco Bell’s Fourth Meal. The Golden Corral’s all-you-can eat barbequed ribs, fried chicken, desserts and more.

It’s an all-out war. A fierce, raging battle. On one side are those who are working to modify American eating habits to become healthier and more sensible in order to combat what have become epi...
Thursday, May 13, 2010 12:26 am
Rhubarb: it’s a leafy vegetable that makes such delicious pie that early Americans called it “the pie plant.” It’s a beautiful perennial in the garden: forming a four- or five-...
Thursday, May 6, 2010 03:15 pm
It was our dining Bible when my husband was in dental school in Chicago: The Good But Cheap Chicago Restaurant Guide. Because of TGBCCRG, we ate out frequently, even with little money and a baby-then-...
Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:07 am

The growing history of Jefferies Orchard

Our yard is achingly beautiful in spring – especially the mostly wooded west side. Delicate blooms of spring beauties, Dutchman’s britches, and dog-toothed violets form a carpet of white. ...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 06:04 am
I’m somewhat ambivalent about Earth Day. It’s not that celebrating the earth is a bad idea. But one day a year – or even one week – hardly seems adequate. After all, humans are...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 02:03 am

No celebrity chef does more to promote healthy food

Jamie Oliver is a man with a mission. In the rarified world of today’s celebrity chefs, some have attained their status because they’ve earned it with in-depth knowledge, innovative or aut...
Thursday, April 1, 2010 06:14 am
I’ve eaten them in Chicago. I’ve eaten them in New York and Boston and St. Louis. I’ve eaten them made with white truffle oil, smoked chilies, avocado, bacon and horseradish, tuna, a...
Thursday, March 25, 2010 02:54 am
The humidity hung around us like a wet blanket. It had rained for days, and more rain was predicted for later, but right now it was merely a threat – or promise, depending on how you looked at i...
Thursday, March 18, 2010 01:02 am
It was Dick and Helen Adorjan’s first time abroad: a trip to London to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. But for the Adorjans it also became a journey of discovery – a discovery of...


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