From the monthly archives:

February 2012

Beet Salad with Apples, Quinoa and Goat Cheese

February 23, 2012

This month’s 5 Star Makeover challenge was beets. This time I was inspired by my earliest memories of beets. For much of my childhood, beets were nothing more than an incredibly foreign and scary looking ingredient on salad bars. My grandmother would always load them onto her plate along with other ingredients I loathed at […]






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Bratwurst Phyllo Rolls

February 15, 2012

Almost a month ago I mentioned one of my new year’s resolutions, to waste less and to be more inspired by what I have on hand. And thankfully, it’s been working pretty well. While my approach to menu planning is not vastly different, I have tweaked it slightly. My usual routine was to spend a […]






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Mussels with Apple Cider and Bacon for One

February 7, 2012

Between The Patriots’ appearance in XLVI and my alma mater, Boston University’s, victory in the first round of The Beanpot tonight I’ve been finding myself thinking a bit about Boston lately.  Without a doubt my decision to move to Chicago nearly two years ago was a smart one, but it doesn’t mean I don’t find myself […]






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