Category Archives: Chicago

2015 Good Food Festival & Conference: Chicago (& Twitter Chat!) #GFFChi #GoodFoodChi

As many of my readers already know, I’m a real advocate for eating local foods. Wherever I am, whatever I’m doing, I am always in search of foods that are grown or made as local as possible. I have even included an eating local part to my “Affording Organics Series.” That being said, can you guess one…

Seeds Of Change Pledge To Plant Winner! {Update}

In March, I attended the Chicago Good Food Festival, which is amongst my favorite food events of the year. At the fest you will find everything from farmers to whole food vendors to chef demos to workshops…there’s even a seed exchange (where I plan on spending more time next year.) Inside the vendor exhibit, I…

The Healthy Menu Debut @CornerBakery

*Honest Blogger Found Here: Invitation to the menu preview, gifts and information provided by Corner Bakery. Opinions are solely mine. Disclosure Policy HERE.* Move over pasta, quinoa is in town and he’s bringing his friends kale, avocado and fruit smoothie. Making their debut today (4/29/14), Corner Bakery’s healthy menu items are in the house! Recently, I had…

Dia de Muertos: Fiesta in Chicago with @NegraModeloUS & @Rick_Bayless #NegraModelo #ad

*Compensation was provided by Crown Imports via Legacy Marketing Partners. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Crown Imports.* Dia de Muertos… Dia de los Muertos… Day of the Dead… However you say it, whatever you call it…it is not Halloween. November 2nd began…

Party On The Outside: Do-It Herself #womensforumdih

*Honest Blogger Found Here: I was invited to this event & given gifts without any writing requirements or obligations. Opinions are 100% mine. Here is our back yard. We call it our “bubble,” mainly because we are so surrounded with greenery that we can sit undisturbed by the rest of the world. It’s our place of sanity;…

The Techy Culinarian

*Honest Blogger Found Here: I participated in this campaign as part of the AT&T Brand Ambassadors program.  I was given AT&T product and an event invitation in order to facilitate a blog post. Opinions are solely mine. Are you techy in the kitchen? Does a propped up tablet grace the top of your counter for…

Celebrity Chef: Mike Isabella and Roasted Potato Gnocchi

I’m a dreamer of culinary school. Cooking. Pastry. Baking. It doesn’t even matter. I just want to go to culinary school. Unfortunately, the keyword is “dream.” Now, I know some of you out there are saying, “It wasn’t what I thought it would be,” or “I went and I feel like it was a waste…

#HomemadeWithLove : Lunch with Jennie

Disclosure: I openly received the luncheon invite and gifts without any writing obligations. 100% my honest opinion. Affiliate link included. Recipes copied with permission from author. Disclosure policy here. In the elevator. Pushing a button for the 19th floor. “Where IS this event?” The elevator doors open and immediately, the comforting smells of home cooked…

See You Tomorrow at The Good Food Festival: Chicago?

I hope so! I can’t wait to be part of a whole fest of “mah people”… people who believe in good food, people who support and eat local, people who grow whole foods and people who practice home cooking and food preservation. Does it get any better? Why yes, it does! Tickets are still available…

#MCShowLIVE Cooking Talkshow: Tue 3/12 at 11 am CST

Tuesday, March 12 at 11 am CST on Mommacuisine.com …broadcasting from the Kenmore Craftsman LIVE Experience Studios in Chicago…yours truly will be guest baking!! It’s an Easter celebration! Kenmore’s in-house chef, Kari Karch, will be showing everyone how to roast the perfect leg of lamb. Johanna Cook (@Mommacuisine) will be demonstrating vegetable latkes and I…