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    Lunchbreak: Zucchini and zucchini flower panino and celebrating National Wine Day with Tony and Cathy Mantuano

    Cathy and Chef Tony Mantuano Bar Toma 110 E. Pearson Chicago www.bartomachicago.com Celebrate National Wine Day (5/25) at Bar Toma with ½ off all glasses and bottles of wine. Cathy’s Tips: Sparkling wines pair well with fried, salty and rich think, olives, nuts, goat cheese, pates, fried shrimp, sushi Dry white wines with shellfish, salads, vegetables, seafood: Fruity white wines with strong, creamy cheese Dry rose wines with spicy food, roast chicken, veal, dips and spreads, grilled vegetables Red wines […]

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    Midday Fix: Deck maintenance tips

    Jeff Wilson Thompson’s Waterseal The products used today: Thompson’s Waterseal 3 in 1 Wood Cleaner Thompson’s Waterseal Signature Series Clear Wood Protector More on Jeff: http://www.jeffwilsonregularguy.com/

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    Chicago Scene: 15th annual MB Bike the Drive event information

    Clare McDermott and Jason Jenkins MB Bike the Drive Sunday, May 29 For registration, route information and timing: bikethedrive.org For more information about the Active Transportation Alliance: activetrans.org/ MB Bike the Drive engagement contest — where a couple can win a diamond engagement ring from James and Sons Fine Jewelers and a night’s stay at the Fairmont Chicago — register by emailing marryme@activetrans.org prior to Thursday, May 26th at 5p.m. CST. Also, The Chicago Blackhawks are “showing some love”! Goaltender […]

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    Lunchbreak: Fish dumplings, prepared by chef Terry French

    Chef Terry French https://chefsroll.com/terryfrench Chef Terry French is participating in a demo at the National Restaurant Association’s World Culinary Showcase taking place at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place from May 21-24. https://show.restaurant.org Fish Dumplings Ingredients: 1 pound snapper filet (fine mince) 20 egg dumpling wrappers 2 egg wash, whisked 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 oz ginger, minced 1 lime, juiced 2 Tbs coconut oil 2 Tbs cilantro, minced lime wedges for serving salt and pepper, to […]

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    Midday Fix: How to be green and some spring cleaning tips from Ashlee Piper

    Ashlee Piper www.ashleepiper.com Mentioned today: Essentia pillows and sheets ThredUp bkr bottles water bottle humidifier MY ECO shopping bag system DIY Multipurpose Cleaner Ingredients: 1 cup purified water 2 Tbs Castile soap 20 drops of essential oils glass bottle

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    Focus on Family: Baseball themed family dinner ideas and more from Beth Engelman

    Beth Engleman Mommy on a Shoestring www.mommyonashoestring.com Beth’s Ideas: DIY Fan Centerpiece: Fill a mason jar with peanuts (unshelled). Place your favorite team’s pennant inside to showcase your team winning spirit. Tip: After dinner, remove the pennant so you can enjoy the peanuts with your kids while watching the game! DIY Home Plate Placemats: Use markers and white construction paper. Have kids decorate each placemat as desired. Tip: to make the placemats waterproof, you can laminate them, or simply cover […]

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    Lunchbreak: Grilled sweet and tangy pork chops, prepared by chef Pat Neely

    Chef Pat Neely www.patneely.com Chef Pat Neely is participating in a demo at the National Restaurant Association’s World Culinary Showcase taking place at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place from May 21-24. https://show.restaurant.org Grilled Sweet and Tangy Pork Chops Ingredients: 4 (1 1/2-inch thick) center cut bone in pork chops Neely’s Seasoning Salt Sweet and Tangy Glaze Seasoning Salt Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons kosher salt 1 Tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 […]

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    Midday Fix: Spring cleaning recycling, re-purposing and reusing tips

    Hagen Kern Junk King Chicago www.junk-king.com

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    Your Money Matters: Memorial Day shopping deals

    Benjamin K. Glaser Features Editor DealNews www.dealnews.com Tips: Do your research. This is always good shopping advice. Know what you want and how much it should cost, and avoid impulse buys. Stick to apparel, home goods, and mattresses. Avoid tech, especially laptops, which will be much better buys in August.  Also steer clear of summer items like grills. Stack coupons to get the most out of your purchase. Donate to a Veterans charity.

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    Lunchbreak: Flatbread with green garlic buttermilk and other butter recipes, prepared by chef Todd Kelly

    Chef Todd Kelly Orchids at Palm Court Hilton Cincinnati 35 W. 5th Street Cincinnati www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com/ Chef Todd Kelly is participating in a demo at the National Restaurant Association’s Foodamental Studio taking place at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place from May 21-24. https://show.restaurant.org   Cultured Butter Ingredients: 1 qt 40% heavy cream 1/4 cup cultured buttermilk 1% salt Directions: Mix cream and buttermilk. Cover and store at 70 degrees for about 36 hours or until […]

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