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

Roasted Broccoli Cauliflower Wreath Of Wealth
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Roasted Broccoli Cauliflower Wreath Of Wealth

Broccoli is a super food, packed with nutrition and very few calories.  Cauliflower it’s country cousin seems to “pale” by comparison. More subtle in flavor— but full of it’s own virtues. Healthy? Add a garlic mist to the cousins kiss and I’m talking Super foods. With or without cranberries this Wreath of Health  is easy … 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

Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer And Pickled Peppadews
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Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer And Pickled Peppadews

Ryan and his friends, Jeff and Nick, visited last week over Spring break and Jeff wanted something stuffed for lunch—the way Chicago is known for overstuffing…pizza, hot dogs, Italian beef, corned beef. After the River Architectural Tour we headed for Gino’s East Home of the Stuffed Pizza and they were overstuffed! Stuffed was still on … Continue reading

Cozy Comfort Italian Potato Soup
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Cozy Comfort Italian Potato Soup

Saint Patrick’s Day is this week, in Chicago that means a celebration with an Irish party and parade!!! St Joseph’s Day is this week, in Chicago that means another celebration with a procession and an Italian St. Joseph’s Table, a table of abundance to be shared. The Story Week Festival of Writers on Genre Bending … Continue reading

Blood Oranges and Anne Rice?
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Blood Oranges and Anne Rice?

Human beings cannot manufacture Vitamin C in our bodies–— and we need constant replenishment of this vitamin from dietary sources. With this photo I’m thinking of Lestat and constant replenishment….but not to digress, it doesn’t have to be a blood orange, the flesh of a single naval orange will do, with only 64 calories, it … Continue reading