Tagged with farmers’ market

Braised pork shoulder

Today was a perfect Saturday. We spent the morning going to the farmers’ market, and I spent the afternoon cooking. I also found out that my favorite meat vendor, Sugar Creek Ranch, will be coming into the city once a month after the markets end for the season, which means I don’t have to frantically … Continue reading

Corn chowder

Maybe this is just me, but I feel like fall is staging a stubborn resistance this year. Tomorrow is forecast to be 90 degrees in Chicago, and I hear there’s a similar state of affairs on the East Coast. Does this stop me from making, enjoying, and writing about soup? No way. A recipe for … Continue reading


So far this weekend has been very fun and full of food. Last night we enjoyed dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago, La Luce. They serve Italian food that tastes authentic and home-made, and the atmosphere is quaint and comfortable. It’s in an old Victorian house right next to the el tracks … Continue reading

Creamy spinach and chicken lasagna

The past few days have been officially fall-like in Chicago, and while it’s not even legitimately chilly yet, it’s prompted me to break out the mother-load of all comfort food. Let’s face it: the time has past where I have to worry about appearing in a bathing suit (at least for the next 9 months … Continue reading

Roasted stuffed eggplant

It all started at the farmers’ market yesterday. We were marveling over a bin of beautiful eggplants that were 3 for $2, wondering how we could manage to use three whole eggplants. I was suggesting two different eggplant parmesan dishes to Andy when a woman rooting through the bin next to us spoke up. She … Continue reading