| May 8, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Nate Weiner used to do most of his grocery shopping at the Wegmans in Hunt Valley and the Giant near his Hampden home. Now he orders most of his groceries online from Relay Foods and picks it up at designated spot on Sundays.
"I get most of my produce...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Q: I’ve heard a lot about raw dog food, but it seems pricey. Is it safe? Are the health benefits substantial?
A: Raw diets for dogs (including raw meat) have become increasingly popular. Some pet owners -- even some veterinarians -- swear by them,...
| Mar 17, 2013
CREAL SPRINGS, Ill.-- Oil and gas companies and environmental groups have hashed out legislation they say would make Illinois a national leader in protecting public health and the environment from fracking.
The proposal covering the process more...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:04 PM
DEAR SOS: With holidays approaching I would like to bake some pumpkin bread using canned pumpkin. Is there a recipe in your vast files?
DEAR KIM: From our vast pumpkin bread recipe file we chose the Monastery Pumpkin Bread, made and sold by nuns...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Illinois football has had rough times in recent years, but things might be looking up. The Illini are 3-1 in 2013, including a victory over high-powered Cincinnati. Ryan Lankford is a key reason for the turnaround, with 236 yards receiving, 52 yards...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Investors keep gobbling up food IPOs, with Potbelly Corp. surging as much as 141% in its market debut Friday, even after pricing above expectations.
In its $105-million initial public offering, the Chicago sandwich chain and its shareholders sold 7.5...
| Oct 8, 2013
Irrepressible best describes 9-year-old Bradley Garner, whose enthusiasms range from baseball to gardening, trees and driverless cars. More reserved, his older sister, Frankie, 12, pursues similar interests in softball and nature, along with music...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:43 PM
The biggest pumpkins in the world keep getting bigger.
This year the largest pumpkin at the annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., weighed in at 1,985 pounds -- bigger than any pumpkin in the contest's 40-year history.
Still, it was not...
| Oct 23, 2013
It's last call for a fall bike ride. Want to belly up to the bar?
If the weather takes a warmer turn and you're in the market for a final ride before putting your bike away for the winter, consider these options — a city mouse/country mouse pair...
| Oct 25, 2013
The 19-year-old Encino farmers market is one of the two best in the San Fernando Valley, because of its large size and quality, and its preponderance of farmers over prepared food. It's on a par with Studio City, which the manager, Carole Gallegos, ran...
| Jul 8, 2013
About a decade ago, you might not have pegged Stacy Keibler as the host of an amiable food-competition show on Lifetime. Back then she was using her slamming body to body slam her way through WWE Diva-hood, but has since transitioned to slightly less...