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  • Lunchbreak: Chef Tim Love makes cast iron seared New York strip steak and discusses Chicago Food & Wine Festival

    Chef Tim Love cheftimelove.com Chicago Food and Wine Festival August 29-30 – Lincoln Park www.chicagofoodandwinefestival.com Cast Iron Seared NY Strip Ingredients: 1 16oz NY strip steak 2 oz Kosher salt 2 oz cracked black pepper 4 oz peanut oil 6 oz seasonal greens, such as dandelion, arugula, watercress 4 oz extra virgin olive oil 3 whole meyer lemons 1 cluster cherry or grape tomatoes, 10-12 Directions: Heat cast iron skillet over high heat. Pour peanut oil into hot skillet and […]

  • Midday Fix: Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary

    Kristian Sonnier New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau www.neworleanscvb.com

  • Midday Fix: The Birth Order Book author Dr. Kevin Leman

    Dr. Kevin Leman The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are www.birthorderguy.com

  • Adopt A Pet: All Herding Breed Dog Rescue

    All Herding Breed Dog Rescue www.allherdingbreeddogrescue.com Events: September 9 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Pinot’s Palette 175 W. Jackson Avenue Naperville To register:  www.pinotspalette.com/ September 19 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Big R of Homer Glen 5830 S Bell Rd Homer Glen

  • Lunchbreak: Sauteed duck breasts with apricot Szechuan peppercorn sauce prepared by Sara Moulton and a preview of Chicago Gourmet 2015

    Sara Moulton www.saramoulton.com Event: Chicago Gourmet 2015 September 26 and September 27 Millennium Park Chicago *Sara Moulton Cooking Demo on Sunday, September 27th at 2:30pm titled “Duck for Dinner with Sara Moulton” on the Bon Appetit Culinary Stage.  For tickets and more information: www.chicagogourmet.org Information on Maple Leaf Farms: www.mapleleaffarms.com Sautéed Duck Breasts with Apricot Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce Makes 4 servings 1 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns 4 boneless duck breast halves kosher salt and freshly milled black pepper 1/3 cup apricot […]

  • Music Lounge: Voo Davis performs live

    Voo Davis www.voodavis.com Appearing: August 28 9:00 p.m. 2 Brothers Roundhouse 205 N. Broadway Aurora (630) 264-2739 www.twobrothersbrewing.com

  • Chicago Scene: Big Gay Ice Cream’s Bryan Petroff makes Awesomesauce

    Bryan Petroff Big Gay Ice Cream Book www.biggayicecream.com To purchase a copy: Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats: Going All the Way with Ice Cream Recipe: Awesomesauce Makes 1 Quart 3 cups sugar 1 ½ cups whole milk 2 cinnamon sticks 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1⁄2 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 ½ teaspoons coarse sea salt 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 ounces semisweet chocolate 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla […]

  • Lunchbreak: The Cooking Mom makes school lunches

    Amy Hanten The Cooking Mom www.thecookingmom.com Click the links below for today’s recipes: Lemon Garlic Hummus Pizza Pasta Salad Peanut Butter Sandwich Roll-Ups Super Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Midday Fix: Safety tips for college students from William Kresse, aka Professor Fraud

    William J. Kresse www.professorfraud.com Governors State University www.govst.edu What College Students Do to be Safer: Be vigilant for fraud! Password protect phones and computers Use the locks on your dorm room door Protect your Social Security number, tax return and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Always safeguard your purse or wallet Don’t overshare personal information online Learn that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is And sadly, don’t be so trusting, especially to anyone […]

  • Style Files: Transitioning summer fashions to fall fashions

    Annie Peck Annie Frances Style Consulting www.notjustanniestyle.com The items shown today are from: Ann Taylor DSW H & M Nordstrom Rack Target Zara And some items are from the models’ own closets.

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