Spring vegetables + buttermilk dressing

I’m kind of having what I’m calling a Tinkerbell moment.  I figure, if I clap enough and believe hard enough, Spring will eventually arrive in all its astonishing and gentle glory. You see, Spring this year has not been really showing up for work.  We all know it’s technically the season known as Spring, and […]

Of cabbage (salads) + kings

I’ll be honest.  I was already pretty psyched to talk about this salad with you, but then I watched this, and now have enough whimsy and light to carry me through to about April. I have forgotten how much I loved Alice in Wonderland.  The palette, the joyful absurdity in the language, bibbed and bonneted […]

Tomato peach salad with goat cheese

Summer evenings in Chicago are sort of magical. I mean, summer evenings in general are magical, but summers in Chicago send people spilling onto sidewalk patios, beer in hand, squinting from laughing and the blazing glow of another lofty pink sunset, a flip flop dangling from a crossed leg. Summer in Chicago is an exercise […]

The wax and the wane.

Summer evenings in Chicago are sort of magical. I mean, summer evenings in general are magical, but summers in Chicago send people spilling onto sidewalk patios, beer in hand, squinting from laughing and the blazing glow of another lofty pink sunset, a flip flop dangling from a crossed leg. Summer in Chicago is an exercise […]

Everybody’s happy.

I try very hard to avoid predictability. I chide myself when it happens, all the while ignoring the fact that everyone else is also constantly clawing their way out of predictability, rendering our collective efforts ultimately quite… predictable. Not that I dislike predictability – it’s a necessary part of getting along in one’s life and […]

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