Two words: blog guilt.
That’s what I’m experiencing today. I’m trying to remind myself that guilt is a useless emotion. Let it go! But then it creeps back up a little bit.
You may have noticed that I haven’t updated this blog in over a month, as was recently pointed out to me by my friend (and co-worker), [...]
Did you see the movie Julie and Julia?
There is this great scene in the movie where Julie is making this fabulous looking bruschetta for dinner. She crisps chunks of thick crusty bread in a sauté pan with olive oil and you can just hear it sizzling. Then she piles the bread high with tomatoes, which [...]
I feel very lucky to live on a block with such great neighbors.
It’s the kind of block you want your kids growing up on.
It all started on moving day with a homemade (OK, Tag’s bakery-made, but just as good) “Welcome to the Block” pie from Christy, our right next-door neighbor. Instantly, she made us feel [...]
We have been getting lots of rain in Chicago.
This past Friday, apparently we even survived a Bow Echo that hit our city at about 4pm. As I ran around the house closing windows, watching the sky turn green and the giant trees in my yard doing backbends, my local weatherman informed me that at that [...]
This week I’ve been making a lot of pizza.
I needed a break from trying to make things I have no experience with, to making something I know will turn out great.
And after all of that pizza, I wanted to lighten things up a bit. I thought about this fabulous spinach salad…you know the one…with the hot bacon [...]