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  • Lunchbreak: Qulinarnia chef Agnes Janowska makes duck breast

    Qulinarnia Modern Polish Cuisine 1730 Golf Road Mount Prospect (847) 981-0480 www.qulinarnia.com Breast of Duck with Bok Choi and Chanterelle Mushrooms Ingredients: 2 7 oz duck breasts with skin on 2 medium size bok choi 1 medium pear 1 cup whole lentils 2 cups chicken broth 2/3 cup blanched chanterelle mushrooms 1/3 cup fine chopped red onion 1/3 cup cranberry sauce 1/6 cup cabernet-sauvignon wine 2 Tablespoons sauvignon-blanc wine 1/2 teaspoon Polish-style horseradish pinch of chopped parsley salt and pepper […]

  • Midday Fix: Healthy eating tips

    Dr. Gina Sirchio LaGrange Institute of Health 430 W. Erie Street, #403 Chicago (312) 454-3191 www.lgihealth.com Factor75 www.factor75.com/

  • Chicago Scene: Honor Flight Chicago

    Honor Flight Chicago For more information: honorflightchicago.org

  • Lunchbreak: Elle on the River chef Tim Graham makes chickpea tortillas, tacos and punch

    Elle on the River 330 N. Wabash Chicago (312) 923-7705 www.travellechicago.com Crispy Chickpea Taco Hummus Ingredients: 1 16 oz can of chickpeas, drained (reserve liquid for use later) 4 1/2 Tablespoons of tahini 1/2 teaspoon garlic about 3 Tablespoons of reserved liquid from can of chickpeas 2 Tablespoons of full fat greek yogurt 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon paprika 2 Tablespoons kosher salt Directions: Blend all ingredients into a paste. Fried Chickpeas Ingredients: 1 16 oz […]

  • Style Files: Summer festival fashions

    Heidy Best www.beclothesminded.com The fashions shown today are available from: Topshop 830 N Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 280-6834 Topshop Edith Hart 1917 N. Damen Chicago (773) 252-3350 edithhart.com t+ j Designs The 20% off promo code for today is “BECLOTHESMINDED”

  • Midday Fix: Hot weather pet care tips

    Dr. Matt Schnabl Veterinary Specialty Center 1515 Busch Parkway Buffalo Grove (847) 459-7535 www.vetspecialty.com Video courtesy of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Tips: Pets predisposed to heat stroke? Very old and very young dogs Pets with other illnesses Brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds Black dogs Prevention Walk or exercise early or late in the day Seek routes with shade Have water available Take frequent breaks Signs to watch for Slowing down, lagging behind, taking more breaks than usual Seeking shade Excessive panting and […]

  • Midday Fix: Author Bruce Bohrer talks about his book, Best Seat In The House

    Bruce Bohrer To purchase a copy of the book: Best Seat In The House: Diary of a Wrigley Field Usher Event: Sunday, July 27 3:00 p.m. Murphy’s Bleachers 3655 N. Sheffield Chicago For more information: www.wrigleyusher.com www.justonebadcentury.com www.eckhartzpress.com

  • Lunchbreak: The Cooking Mom makes summer treats in a jar

    Amy Hanten The Cooking Mom www.thecookingmom.com Layered Fruit Salad Ingredients: 2 to 3 cups raspberries or stawberries, halved 2 cups blueberries or blackberries 2 cups honeydew or cantaloupe, diced into bite size pieces or use a melon baller to make melon balls 2 cups fresh diced pineapple or sliced mango 2 cups seedless grapes 2 kiwi, sliced 2 cups whipped topping Directions: In a trifle dish or clear glass bowl, assemble fruit in pretty layers. Do not mix fruit together. […]

  • Music Lounge: CattleProd! performs live

    CattleProd! Event: Music Matters Concert Series Friday, August 1 7:30 p.m. Peg Bond Stage Riverwalk Batavia www.musicmattersconcerts.org For more about the band: www.cattleprodmusic.com

  • Focus on Family: Beth Engelman’s summer boredom busters

    Beth Engelman Mommy on a Shoestring www.mommyonashoestring.com Event: July 26 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Meatheads 6734 N. Lincoln Avenue Lincolnwood Tips: For the Toss and Catch game, use duct tape to make the jugs more decorative rather than instead of paint because paint is too heavy and will make the jug collapse and not work properly. Instead of buying a beanbag or koosh ball, you can make your own bean bag using a bandana, strong Velcro tape and rice […]