Spaghetti Squash Looks Like A Giant Sauropod Egg
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Spaghetti Squash Looks Like A Giant Sauropod Egg

— but the real disguise is inside. Camouflaged in the bright yellow shell is a squash that shreds like strands of spaghetti. That’s where the resemblance ends! The first time I had spaghetti squash it had an Italian pasta sauce on it! Disaster. My mind couldn’t get over the visual— and it tasted like sweet … Continue reading

Salmon Mini-Cupcakes with Wasabi Mashed Potato Frosting
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Salmon Mini-Cupcakes with Wasabi Mashed Potato Frosting

I had a dream of salmon cupcakes floating in the sky. Why??? Hot salmon cupcakes floating in the sky… Delicious, fun and airy, improves your brain, skin, heart and eye! Salmon is rich in Omega-3’s—and studies have shown: “Your mother was right: Fish is brain food. The omega-3’s from fish and fish oil, reduce the … Continue reading

Sultry Summer All Season Fresh Spring Rolls
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Sultry Summer All Season Fresh Spring Rolls

Tara called and said, “Jump on a train, we’ll try some new recipes and enjoy my garden. We’ll start with Spring Rolls.” I’ve never made Spring Rolls. Alongside the flowers in planters… Tara planted herbs, which we used in the spring rolls. Tara did the cooking. I took pictures, ate, talked, listened and learned. First … Continue reading

Dandelion Greens, Eggs and Parmesean Cheese
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Dandelion Greens, Eggs and Parmesean Cheese

Spring is the time to pick dandelion greens. An Italian favorite, with it’s bitter bite…you know it has to be good for you! Chicago is bursting with Spring. Flowering Plum, Crabapple, Horse Chestnut, Lilac, Choke Cherry, and we even have the Maggie Daley Tulipa. Some blooms are already gone, preparing for the next stage, the … Continue reading

Grill Virtuosi and John’s Kansas City Sweet and Smoky Seasoning
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Grill Virtuosi and John’s Kansas City Sweet and Smoky Seasoning

Spring in Chicago brings out the grills. Although, many Chicagoans bundled in jackets, boots and gloves never put their grills away, the sit-outside-season starts with the first sunny-over-60°-day or the onset of the Cubs and White Sox home games. John and Nancy have their garden started under-wraps and the grill going as they bounce on … Continue reading