| May 22, 2012
Q: I got a bunch of dried organic lavender flowers from a local co-op. I have always wanted to cook with lavender but my first attempt to infuse the flavors into a tart was a disappointment. Do you have a suggestion?
—Andrew Maselli, Chicago
| Jun 2, 2012
Berries are perhaps the most fragile of summer’s pleasures--plan now for berries throughout the season! Fortunately, they are also very easy to grow, needing nothing more than, at most, annual pruning. The 2012 Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:14 AM
The strawberries you find at area you-pick farms and farmers' markets bear no resemblance to that waxy fruit from the mega mart. They are smaller, uglier, and richer in color and flavor. They taste like a strawberry should taste. They are best if eaten...
| May 28, 2012
| 6:47 PM
Thanks to a 72-63 victory over Baltimore Elite on Monday, the Boo Williams Summer League team swept all six games during the final weekend of Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League.
The six victories gave Boo's team a 13-7 record for the 20-game, four-...
| May 29, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Nike confirmed Monday that the Boo Williams Summer League team did qualify for the Peach Jam season-ending tournament.
Boo's team went 6-0 in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League last weekend to finish with a 13-7 record.
And because BWSL defeated the...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Chicken Sandwich with Warm Bacon Fig Jam
By Chef Jeff Bland, Division Chef, US Foods, Roanoke Division.
4 Sandwich Rolls or Buns
4 Chicken Breasts, 4 Ounces each, grilled
4 Slices of Cheddar Cheese
4 Slices Fresh Apple, grilled or...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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Abigail's American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009
Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 4:59 PM
CHAKVI, Ga. — When it comes to hospitality, Georgians (think Black Sea, not pecan pie) are stern taskmasters. Their feasts, called supras, are dictated by protocol. The official toastmaster (tamada) grants permission to toast and signals the kitchen...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:28 PM
2039 W. North Ave. 773-661-1540
Chefs (and brothers) Mike and Patrick Sheerin left their posts at acclaimed restaurants -- Blackbird and The Signature Room, respectively—to jam out together cooking seasonal, globally influenced...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 12:36 PM
The four lifelong friends of Animal Collective had spent years living apart.
Scattered across the globe, from Los Angeles to Portugal, they'd collaborate through emails and phone calls, coming together only for tours.
So when it came time to write...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:30 AM
First published on Nov. 27, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
It's 1922, and nothing much is up in Pasadena. Not among the orange groves, not along the leafy streets. Just as the little old ladies like it.
But wait. Down in the Arroyo Seco, a...