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Red. Green. Don’t be Mean.

TECHNICALLY. TECHNICALLY.  TECHNICALLY.   I am writing the word multiple times to remind myself how much I say and NEED to stop saying it.  I know a lot of people use that word too but it seems that people now use it in a manner to correct others or prove their own points. I am VERY guilty of saying …

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Francesca’s Tavola

I had a case of the Monday blues today because this will be my final post previewing the upcoming Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week. (February 22, 2019-March 3, 2019.). I had a great time dreaming of all the places that I could go and say “Let’s Not Cook.” (Here is a list of participating restaurants and some of …

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Chicago Prime Italian: A Meet Northwest Chicago Foodie Fun Day

Happy Friday.  It is hard to believe it was just last week that I went to Schaumburg, IL to try some new favorite restaurants as part of a super-preview of Meet Chicago Northwest Restaurant week. (Check back on their website soon to see the participating restaurants.)  I’ll remind you again that the dates are February 23, …

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Twirl

  I like to twirl…..and twirl….and twirl.  Do you twirl? I can walk in my yard and just start to spin.  My arms spread out and my head tilted back.  I spin for only a moment, just enough to get my hair flying and feel a gush of wind on my face. It is an …

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Sonnets and Sauces

Sonnet 1:  Ode to my Garden (With a little help from Elizabeth Barrett Browning…. but my iambic pentameter and stanza are a little off) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth of my countless bags of composted My roots feel free to grow and don’t feel …