| Mar 23, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Orlando by day may be about fun in the sun, but when the sun goes down, the city's sophistication shines. Celebrate your chic Orlando friends with a charcuterie and cheese party.
The art of charcuterie is thousands of years old, with its origins dating...
| Mar 29, 2012
Chicagoans have been enjoying a mini-boom of Spanish flavors of late. First there was Vera, which opened late last year in the Market District, and now Tavernita, which has been packing them in since its January opening in River North.
And what a...
| Mar 31, 2012
Total time: 15 minutes
1/2 cup walnuts (about 2 ounces), plus walnut halves for garnish if desired
1/2 cup almonds (about 2 ounces)
8 ounces pitted dates (about 1½ cups), cut into chunks
3 tablespoons sweet or dry red wine, or red...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Need a quick snack? Nibble on a nut.
Though nuts are a higher-fat food, the fat they contain is mostly heart-healthy unsaturated fat and might help reduce levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL or “bad” cholesterol).
The fat, protein and...
| Apr 1, 2012
Gardening is one of those basic skills — like changing a tire, tying a bow tie and brewing coffee — that everyone ought to master. Post-deluge, you'd hate to be left decaffeinated with a packet of seeds, a lax tux and four flats.
Which is why...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:28 PM
"Free-from" food products, whether they're labeled sugar-free, fat-free or gluten-free, are fast becoming a trendy lifestyle choice, regardless of allergies or intolerance.
The popularity of these products, tastier and more widely available than ever, is...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:27 AM
Total time: 40 minutes
Note: Adapted from La Grande Orange Café. Spanish Marcona almonds are available at Trader Joe's and well-stocked supermarkets. Manchego cheese is available at cheese stores and well-stocked cheese sections of major...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Baltimore offers some excellent places to enjoy charcuterie with all its accoutrement, whether it’s a plate of house-made sausage at The Chameleon or the duck liver pate with figs made at Clementine. Liberate the dish from the appetizer menu and...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Your family may be the stay-at-home-on-the-holidays type. If that's the case, you might think breakfast in bed is just the thing to honor Mom on her day. But this year, why not ask her opinion? It's entirely possible that the female parental unit in...
| May 4, 2012
| 12:02 PM
108 W. Kinzie Street
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Mole Poblano Sauce
4 mulato chiles
3 ancho chiles
3 pasilla chiles
2 chipotle mecco, dried
| May 11, 2012
Recently shuttered spots Duchamp in Bucktown and In Fine Spirits in Andersonville are miles apart, but they had plenty in common: Both were well-loved for their patios, well-mixed cocktails and shareable, snackable fare. And this spring, both spaces...