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  • Lunchbreak: Roasted Duck Taco and details on the North Shore Taco Fest

    John des Rosiers, Chef / Proprietor  The Otherdoor Event: Highwood Days – July 19-22 Celebrate Highwood Hosts 3rd Annual North Shore Taco Fest – July 21-22 Located in the Downtown Highwood (Metra Station Parking Lot) ​317 Greenbay Road CelebrateHighwood.org facebook.com/celebratehighwood celebratehighwood.org/highwood-days-north-shore-taco-fest/ + The Otherdoor – located at:  Near the southeast corner of Center & Scranton in Lake Bluff. (30 E. Center Ave.) http://theotherdoor.us/ Recipe: Roasted Duck, Potato, Hominy, Lime, Red Cabbage Slaw Taco Makes 8 tacos 8 ea                       El Popo Heirloom […]

  • Lunchbreak: The Northman’s Tomato and Grilled Peach Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

    Kevin McMullen, Executive Chef of The Northman and Fountainhead The cure for Chicago’s scorching weather?  Rosé!  Chef Kevin McMullen from Fountainhead and The Northman on Chicago’s North Side is here to show us a delicious recipe to pair with rosé and its even trendier cousin, rosé cider.  The Northman Chicago’s First Cider Pub and Bistro 4337 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60618, (773) 935-2255 Hours: Monday: 4pm-12am, Tuesday – Friday: 4pm-2am, Saturday: 12pm-3am Sunday: 12pm-2am   Fountainhead A craft beer and whiskey-focused […]

  • Focus on Family: Windy City SweatOut Event for Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS

    Jennifer Dahl & Austin Head, Fitness Formula Club’s instructors who’ll be leading this weekend’s Windy City SweatOut event for Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS Please join us on July 14 in Chicago for the second annual Windy City SweatOut to benefit Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS. On the grounds the morning of the Windy City “SmokeOut,” this special event and unique fundraiser has some special workouts featuring Fitness Formula Club’s best instructors – Jennifer Dahl & Austin Head. Event begins at 9am.  […]

  • Genevieve Jazz French Duo & Chicago French Market Celebrate Bastille Day

    Genevieve Jazz French Duo – featuring Mary K Zaborniak, accordionist and keyboardist and Genevieve Padula, vocalist Locals and tourists seeking a taste of France in the Second City are encouraged to take part in a  FREE family friendly Bastille Day event at the Chicago French Market featuring French music by the Genevieve Jazz French Duo, a Mime and Balloon Artist for the kids, a French Cheese & Wine Class with Pastoral Artisan, Cheese, Bread & Wine, and delicious specials from French vendors […]

  • Rachel Mae Smith, author of Hello Color: 25 Bright Ideas for DIY Decor

    Rachel Mae Smith, author of Hello Color: 25 Bright Ideas for DIY Decor quirkbooks.com/book/hello-color  EVENT: WALL ART WORKSHOP with Rachel Mae Smith Location: Festive Collective, 3279 West Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 When: MONDAY JULY 9th, 6-8 P.M. Price: FREE! festivecollective.com/collections/workshops/products/wall-art-workshop-with-rachel-mae-smith-of-the-crafted-life-and-hello-color   https://thecraftedlife.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thecraftedlife/ https://twitter.com/thecraftedlife https://www.facebook.com/thecraftedlife/ https://festivecollective.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thefestivecollective Instagram:  @thefestivecollection  Projects: Instagram Wall Art Though my love for Instagram runs deep, one thing I really miss is having physical copies of my photos. If you’re like me—sick of having to scroll to […]

  • Father & Daughter Team Up to Write About Addiction

    Marc Treitler and Lianna Treitler, authors – “ALCOHOL, DRUGS & YOU:  A Young Person’s Guide to Avoiding Addiction” and          “MY DAD IS AN ALCOHOLIC. What About Me?” potatoallergy.com twitter.com/potatoallergy facebook.com/PotatoAllergyCom/ instagram.com/potatoallergy/  

  • Lunchbreak: Tomato Basil Chicken Served Over a Bed of Arugula

    Barbara Giannetti, owner Da Giulia Sauces   Da Giulia Sauces  (just some of locations available) Available at Marinano’s(All Flavors) Sunset Foods(All Flavors) Kramer Foods The Grand Poetas Antons Piggly Wiggly(All Flavors)  COSTCO (Tomato Basil) dagiulia.com Instgram: Cookingwithdagiulia.com     TOMATO BASIL BRUSCETTA 1 Loaf  Italian bread or French baquette sliced ½ pieces ¼ cup olive oil 1 ½ cup da Giulia Tomato Basil ½ cup shaved parm optional Drizzle bread with olive oil and toast in oven at 350 Top evenly and […]

  • Lunchbreak: Taste of Evanston

    Chef Humberto Sanchez, Koi in Evanston Taste of Evanston Sunday July 8 starting at 4pm The Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St, Evanston tasteofevanston.org/ facebook.com/tasteofevanston/ instagram.com/tasteofevanston/ twitter.com/TasteOfEvanston​​    Koi 624 Davis Street, Evanston koievanston.com/ facebook.com/KoiEvanston/ instagram.com/koievanston/   Recipe: Naruto Maki Ingredients: 1 Whole Cucumber 2oz Sushi Quality Raw Salmon 2oz Sushi Quality Raw Tuna 2oz Sushi Quality Raw Super White Tuna aka Albacore 1oz Red Tobiko 1oz Ponzu Sauce   Ponzu Sauce Recipe: 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup fresh […]

  • Your home could be making you sick

    Dr. Robert Brown Toxic Home/Conscious Home: A Mindful Approach to Wellness at Home **Now available on Amazon.com** Website:  robbrownmd.com Twitter:  twitter.com/robbrownmd Facebook:  facebook.com/RobBrownMD/ Instagram: instagram.com/robbrownmd/  

  • Deborah Reber, author “Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World”

    Deborah Reber, author “Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World” .debbiereber.com/books/    tiltparenting.com/ twitter.com/debbiereber   @TiltParenting facebook.com/deborahreber?ref=br_rs   .facebook.com/tiltparenting Instagram:  @debbiereber & @tiltparenting   Deborah Reber is a bestselling author, certified life coach, and speaker who has spent the past fifteen years writing inspiring books for women and teens. However, raising a twice-exceptional son and experiencing the heartaches, headaches, confusion, and unexpected gifts that is typical for parents raising these exceptional kids sparked a transformation in Debbie’s passion and led to a conscious shift […]