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Spicy egg salad crunch in sandwich format

I was inspired to take on the humble and versatile egg salad after perusing this recipe at Buttermilk Press. Not being as huge a fan of mayo, I spiced it up a bit and played with proportions. Remember, it’s always best to use eggs that have been sitting around in the fridge for awhile, as they’re easier to [...]

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Stuffed acorn squash

This recipe for stuffed acorn squash is hearty and can easily hold its own as an entree. Serve with a side salad, sprinkling the toasted squash seeds on top. Serves two. Ingredients: 1 large acorn squash 3 strips bacon, crumbled 1 cup dried apricots, diced ¾ cup chopped pecans 1 small onion, diced 2 shallots, [...]

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The newberrys are in season for one weekend only.   Yes, this weekend saw the 26th annual Newberry Library book fair, home of the famous Bughouse Square debates. Back before we were all afraid of crazy people ranting in a public park, Washington Square was home to soapbox debaters of every stripe. The red scare killed [...]

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There are some nefarious farmers out there. I’m not talking about the factory farmers, or the weirdos who think it’s a good idea to feed fish heads to chickens. I’m talking about the folks hawking their wares at the North Center Farmers Market, which takes place every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. But, [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Walking into the production facility in a small warehouse on the north side of Chicago, cold words like “factory” and “mill” are the last things that come to mind. What would you call this place? I wonder. A studio? A workshop? As the perfect flood of pear, citrus and lavender [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White My garden started a little late this year, but my five varieties of heirloom tomato plants (plus a tomatillo) are really looking promising already. I can almost taste the fresh burst of flavor that’s been missing from my diet for months on end. Every sorry winter salad with a pink [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White If I could add one war movie to the White House movie theater collection, it’d be Rambo: First Blood Part III. Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I spent 102 minutes of our lives watching the final installment in the Rambo trilogy. Instead of what I expected — an adrenaline-soaked, action [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White When she heard about the boom chemicals being used to disperse oil from the sunken rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the thoughts of Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) were far away. She was thinking about her hometown Santa Barbara in the late 1960s when Union Oil’s Platform A had [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In the first of what will be an ongoing series of hearings on the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, leaders at BP, Transocean and Halliburton played an interesting form of the ever-popular corporate blame game. In news accounts previewing the hearing before the Senate Energy Committee [...]