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  • Lunchbreak: Chef Tanya Bastianich makes cavatappi with roasted cherry tomatoes, garlic and ricotta salata

    Tanya Bastianich Extended version:  To purchase a copy of the book — go to wherever books are sold or: Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny, and Smart Way to Eat Your Favorite Food Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny, and Smart Way to Eat Your Favorite Food

  • Adopt A Pet: Animal Care League

    Animal Care League 1011 Garfield Street Oak Park (708) 848-8155 www.animalcareleague.org Event: Spring For The Animals Luncheon April 26 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Oak Park Country Club 2001 Thatcher Avenue River Grove

  • Music Lounge: Veilside performs live

    Veilside Event: Breaking the Silence 7 Sunday, April 19 noon – 8:00 p.m. Durty Nellies 180 N. Smith Street Palatine (847) 358-9150 www.vsbts.org/ For more about the band: veilsideband.com/

  • Midday Fix: Author Gene Baur talks about his book, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

    Gene Baur Farm Sanctuary www.farmsanctuary.org To purchase a copy of the book: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day Event: Today 7:30 p.m. Women and Children First 5233 N. Clark Street Chicago

  • Lunchbreak: Chef Brooke Williamson makes coconut roasted heirloom carrots with avocado

    Brooke Williamson playaprovisions.com/ www.hudsonhousebar.com/ www.thetripel.com/   Coconut Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Avocado 9 carrots, purple, yellow, and orange heirloom carrots 3 of each varietal, scrubbed, not peeled cut in half lengthwise sous vide with butter and salt at 185 degrees for 45 minutes in a water bath. However, if you do not have a sous vide machine you can simmer your carrots in water for about 5 minutes (depending on size of carrots, you still want a “bite” to them) […]

  • Midday Fix: Home staging tips from realtor Ronee Chenault

    Ronee Chenault Redfin Staging Tips: Clear the Clutter Clean up toys, old magazines, completely clear off kitchen counters. Thin out your bookshelf and replace some books with vases or a potted succulent. Hide any pet-related materials, including litter boxes and doggie bowls and beds. Too much furniture can also clutter a space. So make sure you furnish the room with the absolute minimum items. Store the rest. Depersonalize Homebuyers want to be able to imagine themselves inside your home. Put […]

  • Chicago Scene: Details about the 24th Annual Blossoms of Hope Brunch from Monica Pedersen

    Monica Pedersen Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide Event: 24th Annual Blossoms of Hope Brunch Sunday, April 26 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Drury Lane 100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace For tickets: www.catholiccharities.net/lossbrunch

  • Midday Fix: Performance from Interlochen Center for the Arts

    Interlochen Center for the Arts Event: Sunday, April 19 – Free! 1:00 p.m. Old Town School of Folk 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago www.oldtownschool.org For more information about Interlochen: http://interlochen.org   Later, a few of the members sang the National Anthem at the Chicago Bulls game

  • Style Files: Spring fashion trends

    Erica Strama Spring Fashion Trends Event: ROOF Runway Featuring The Shops at North Bridge and Fashion Outlets of Chicago Thursday, April 16 201 N. State Street, 27th Floor Chicago Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Runway starts at 7:00 p.m. Free fashion show! For table reservations: (312) 239-9502   For store information: theshopsatnorthbridge.com www.fashionoutletsofchicago.com www.facebook.com/roofonthewit   The trends: Shirtdresses (Fashions available from Forever 21) Black & White Gingham Printed Shirtdress – $34.90 Blue Cami – $1.90 Silver Cuff – $5.90 Black […]

  • Midday Fix: Jack Yonover talks about his documentary, That Bites!

    Jack Yonover That Bites! Screening: April 16 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Wilmette Theatre 1122 Central Avenue Wilmette For more information about the documentary: that-bites.org/ For more information about FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education): www.foodallergy.org

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