Category Archives: food

Chicago Area Apple Orchard Guide 2014

I may have said this last year (and the year before, and maybe the year before that…), but apple picking is one of my very favorite annual traditions with my family. Some orchards are already open for apple picking, but most will open this week or next. This list is all the U-Pick apple orchards I…

Meez Meals Giveaway and Special Discount

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Whether it’s officially a “resolution” or not, I bet you’d like to eat healthier, reduce stress, and spend more time with your family (or maybe have more time to yourself!). Meez Meals is offering you a chance to have all those things. Here’s some info about Meez Meals,…

2Toots Train Whistle Grill

2Toots Train Whistle Grill – website *** Note: There are two locations. We visited the Bartlett location so the photos and details about our experience are based on that location. Locations: 203 E. Main Street, Bartlett and 450 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn Phone: Bartlett – 630-213-6700, Glen Ellyn – 630-858-4300 Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00 am-8:00…

Miller’s Dog n Suds Drive-In

Miller’s Dog n Suds Drive-In – website Location: Rollins Road & Washington Street, Fox Lake Phone: 847-587-6808 Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am – 9 pm. Closed Mondays. Open March through November. Parking: There are at least 30 parking spaces. Bathrooms: There are men’s and women’s bathrooms available. Nursing: There is no designated nursing area, but you’re served…

GoPicnic Review, Giveaway, and Promotional Code

*** If giveaway entry form is not visible below, click on the title of this post. My family and I are constantly eating on the go. We picnic whenever we can, but we often wind up eating quick meals in the car too. It’s difficult to avoid fast food when you’re on the go, and…

Getting the Most from Your Farmer’s Market – Guest Post

  Today’s post is written by Jeremy Arendt, head cook and co-owner of Sprouts Home Day Care, an organic, eco-healthy day care located in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs.  He graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield where he studied sustainable food systems.  When he is not cooking for the kids, you can usually find him tending…

Farmers’ Markets

It’s Spring and that means it’s Farmers’ Market season! Below are a listing of some farmers’ markets in and around Chicago. For more information about farmers’ markets in your area, visit AgriHappenings or Local Harvest. Chicago Chicago Downtown Farmstand Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 11am-4pm 66 E. Randolph Street, Chicago Daley Plaza Farmers’ Market May 12-October 20 Thursdays…

Weber Grill

Weber Grill – website Location: 1010 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg Phone: 847-413-0800 Hours: Lunch – Monday-Friday 11:30 am – 4:00 pm Dinner – Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Friday 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm, Sunday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm Parking: Free parking in the attached lot. Bathrooms:…

Nibbles Play Cafe

Nibbles Play Cafe – website Location: 13 Huntington Lane, Wheeling Phone: 847-229-0400 Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. Nibbles is closed on Sundays for private parties. Admission: $7.50 per child, $3.75 for each sibling. Adults are free. Living Social has a 3-visit pass for only $10, but it is only available for 3…

Green Eggs (2 Ways) and “Ham”

I’m in a Seuss-y kind of mood today. It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday and The Lorax is in theatres today! What better way to start a Seussy day than with green eggs and ham. Here’s my version: I made two kinds of green eggs – scrambled (“Daddy eggs” in our house) and over-easy (“Mommy eggs” or…

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