Travel

Chicago Food Swap – March 2014

This weekend I attended my second food swap with the Chicago Food Swap, hosted by Free Range Office in Wicker Park. I went with a friend, her first time, and we had a blast. There is something so comforting being amongst people who love to talk about and get excited...

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Chicago Food Swap – December 2013

This past Saturday I attended my first Food Swap at the Chicago Food Swap. It was a bit of a hike, about an hour drive from my northwest suburban home, but I always enjoy time in the city. The swap was held at Enerspace Chicago on Kinzie in the west loop and sponsored...

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Spice House

Foodies know where to find the best foodie places. We sniff them out like bloodhounds picking up a scent. Our radar is always up and on the lookout for another great find. In Chicago, one such place is  The Spice House on Wells Street in the Old Town neighborhood. It...

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Chicago Food Film Fest 2012

So last weekend, my husband and I treated ourselves to a night out. Not just any night out but one filled with fun, food, and film....basically our perfect intersection of overlapping interests. The Chicago Food Film Fest. I didn't know much about this event but the...

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Summer Vacation 2012 – Day Three & Four: Duluth MN

Due to the storms the previous night, the next morning is clear and sunny. They are serving breakfast on the front porch and it smells as if it's something we do not want to miss. We were right! We start out with homemade jam and scones (they had me at "hello"). Next...

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Summer Vacation 2012 – Our Dinner in Stillwater

We decide to stay at a bed & breakfast for this night, our second night of vacation. The place is called William Sauntry Mansion and it was quite grand with lots of rich woodwork and Victorian details. We check in and unpack our stuff in the Madam La Fuergy room...

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Summer Vacation 2012 – Day Two: Stillwater, MN

Why we agreed to meet in the HotelRED lobby at 7am after a night of many drinks I cannot say, except that it probably seemed like a perfectly logical idea the night before. Nonetheless, we are up and caffeinated. I can't really rave about the breakfast at HotelRED -...

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Summer Vacation 2012 – First Stop: Madison WI

This year, our family hit the road to the northern woods of Wisconsin and Minnesota. We started the vacation sans kids, as our boys were up at a camp in Duluth, MN. Our plan was to have a few days to ourselves prior to picking them up before continuing on with our...

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