When I moved to my small town in Indiana almost 18 years ago, it was an adjustment. I missed my friends, family and job. I had to adjust to a town that was not near everything (and by everything I meant shopping and my usual restaurants). It was a learning experience and not always easy.
This February has been VERY popular for competitions. There was the Super Bowl. (But I think more people watched the Puppy Bowl.) The Winter Olympics are in full force in Sochi. (Speaking of puppies, wouldn’t Sochi be a good puppy name?) And then there was Foodies Show Heart this past Sunday at RA Sushi in
There are things we all enjoy doing during our weekends in the fall. There are those of us who like to hang out at football games and there are others who like to observe the fall colors while hiking in the woods. There are even people who really like to rake leaves. (I was never
I am giggling, giggling from pure happiness. It is almost uncontrollable like a hiccup but it feels much better. The main reason for this spontaneous jocularity is that I had an absolutely fabulous lunch yesterday at Tokio Pub (1900 E. Higgins Road) in Schaumburg, IL. Have you heard of Tokio Pub? It is conveniently located in the
As someone who loves to spend time in the kitchen, I am always challenging myself to learn new techniques or to finesse some old ones. So when I found out that RA Sushi in Lombard, Illinois was offering a Sushi 102 class, I was ecstatic at the thought of learning a few new tricks. (And
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” I am not sure what kind of love Elizabeth Barrett Browning was talking about but if it were about food she would have counted 157. Bistro 157 (157 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana) to be exact! Chef (and owner) Nicole Bissonnette’s passion for Bistro 157 is pure
The only thing I love more than eating sushi is talking about sushi. (Picky People don’t stop reading yet, I may entice you.) Over the years it has become one of my favorite foods. I don’t know if it is the artistry that is involved with each piece or the expansive flavors the chef (itamae)