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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 am
 Now that cool fall temperatures have finally arrived, my soup pot will be in regular use. We eat soup several nights a week in my house, and I honestly wouldn’t be able to feed my family made-
Food
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:00 am
 With the onset of crisp autumn weather, I’ve been eager to retreat into my kitchen and bake. Displays of ripe autumn fruit, stacked high on tables at the market, make me want to run home and t
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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:00 am
 Last month Governor Rauner signed a bill that will allow Illinois farmers to begin growing and processing industrial hemp. This is exciting news for farmers like Chad Wallace of Oak Tree Organic
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Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 12:00 am
 Have you ever fretted about what type of wine to bring to a dinner party? Or perhaps you were hosting a party and found yourself in a quandary about which wines to serve and how much to buy. If
Food
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 12:00 am
 “What should I make for dinner?”This seems to be a question that plagues working families everywhere. Not long ago, I was waiting to pick up my daughter when I overheard some other moms disc
Food
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:00 am
 It’s been a good year for cucumbers. I planted six plants in a raised bed earlier this spring and for the past three weeks I’ve been picking anywhere from 10-20 pounds of the juicy, deliciou
Food
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:00 am
 If some zucchini randomly appeared on your porch this week, you weren’t being punked. August 8th was “Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day,” a silly holiday that has been e
Food
Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:00 am
Few beverages look more enticing at a summer soiree than a big pitcher of sangria. Ripe fruits suspended in a concoction of dry wine, seltzer, a bit of sugar and liqueur make up this traditional Spani
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Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:00 am
Memory is a funny thing. As easily as you can forget what you ate for lunch yesterday, a single whiff of an aroma from the past can transport you back in time. Every time I make a batch of my great-gr
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Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00 am
 As I write this, I’ve just come in from the garden, and it’s so hot outside that by 10 a.m. the morning sun was beating down, and even in the shade, sweat was freely running into my eyes. I

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