Food and Recipes

A complicated relationship with magazines

I have this weird love-hate relationship with magazines. I’ve bought a lot of them in my time — I went through a big Martha Stewart Living phase, for example. Cook’s Illustrated is a perennial favorite. All the shelter magazines were in heavy rotation when we were renovating our house, and these days, I’m reading (well, …

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Serendib House at L!VE Cafe, with new products and varieties

Woot! I was running about 30 minutes late, but with the help of Kavi and her friend Emma, Serendib House is finally set up at L!ve Cafe (163 S. Oak Park Ave.) and open for business until 3 p.m. So far, the pomegranate-vanilla soap, Kavi’s lip balms, the sandalwood-rose body butter, the marshmallow gift boxes, …

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A Colorful Holiday craft fair this weekend!

Spent a little while today getting goodies ready for Pem Hessing‘s holiday fair that I’m selling at this Saturday! It is very delightful, packing up four varieties of homemade marshmallows in these charming boxes, all ready for holiday gifting. Varieties included: honeyed rosewater & saffron, pistachio & rose, tamarind-chili, and chai spice. Mmm…. Locals, last chance …

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Curried Chestnut, Leek, and Carrot Soup, with Fried Prosciutto (or Sautéed Mushrooms)

The semester is over, so I had time to actually come up with a new recipe tonight, for a curried chestnut soup. 🙂 So seasonal! You can roast the chestnuts yourself — a little more effort, but it’s tasty to peel and eat some of that sweet nuttiness while it’s hot. Just be careful when cutting …

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