This is a pretty cool short documentary on some people who forage around Chicago, eating what the cityscape naturally offers for food. Would you? I’ll probably eat the apples, but only after washing it thoroughly and then monitor my health obsessively for cancerous growth. (Sorry, I can’t seem to embed the video into WordPress. The […]Read more "Urban Foragers in Chicago"
I took this picture at a Carl’s Junior near a Walmart…I can’t exactly remember but I think it was near Jefferson. It’s the “receiving end” of a bullet proof box that can only be opened when the counter staff has closed his/her end. It’s like going to the bank. You have to make your order […]Read more "Proximity"
There’s so much fresh cheese in the neighborhood. It’s like everywhere I turn I see cheese. And I do love cheese. Fresh pearl size mozzarella (although they’re are much bigger than pearls) and cherry tomatoes make for a different kind of bite sized caprese. I have to say though it takes a bit more basil […]Read more "Cheese Galore – is there a healthier alternative?!"
Whole Foods sells pizza dough for less than 2 bucks. Slather on tomato sauce, slap on some fresh Roma tomatoes from Ralphs no less, crumbled feta cheese, sandwich salami, and fresh parsley, bake at 450F and voilà! Pizza! And I didn’t even have a rolling pin! I didn’t get a good shot of the pizza […]Read more "Pizza"
I’ve learned the secret to fried rice is cooking the rice the night before and putting it in the fridge so that it’s cool when it hits the wok. This keeps it from getting overly gooey in the wok. You’ve gotta make sure the wok is HOT. A quick hand and a decent sized wok […]Read more "Pried Lice"