Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 12:01 am

Salad, to give your body a break

Generally one thinks of salad as summer fare. Indeed, when the garden is bursting with produce and the tables at the farmers market are laden with rainbow-hued veggies, it’s easy to include them on...
Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 10:05 am
New Year's Eve is one of those holidays that I’ve always had a hard time getting right. My better judgment has steered me away from participating in activities that would require driving around on ...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:01 am
 As a kid I never understood why grown-ups would talk about “getting through the holidays” like it was some sort of difficult trial. What could be difficult about a time filled with presents...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:01 am
 Several years back, my family agreed to stop buying holiday gifts for the adults. Money was always tight for somebody and none of us are big shoppers, so we decided just to buy gifts for the kid...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 12:01 am
 In my last Illinois Times column I reviewed the recently published The Noma Guide to Fermentation. During the past month I have been working my way through several of its recipes. However, I’v...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:01 am
 It’s not hard to create festive party platters and gorgeous cheeseboards that will impress your guests or make you the most popular person at the office potluck. This is how I prefer to entert...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:01 am
 This past summer I received a Facebook message from my old musician friend Eric. He wrote: “You will have to meet my girlfriend Cathy … she works for a company called NuWave doing infomercia...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:01 am
 Now that cool fall temperatures have finally arrived, my soup pot will be in regular use. We eat soup several nights a week in my house, and I honestly wouldn’t be able to feed my family made-...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 12:01 am
For a long time, an old jar of tahini has resided in a lonely corner in the back of the fridge. It was one of those ingredients that I had purchased for one purpose only – making homemade hummus, wh...

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