This is Blue: This is Ivy: This is Blue Ivy: Well, it is, and it isn’t. I’ll explain. At the beginning of the summer, when Mark and I were still in the throes of our horse search, we found Blue (the horse) and his family. In my last post, I described seeing a couple horses… Read More Blue Ivy: horses, not Hip hop
On June 5, we tried a horse. We tried him in the hope that he would be the right horse to bring back home to the suburbs of Chicago, the newest member of our family. We tried a horse that day after having tried two others, neither of which were right for Mark and me.… Read More Finding Blue
This morning, a producer from Chicago’s CBS affiliate came to our kitchen for help with a piece on Keurig (and other one-cup) coffee makers. With the help of Loyola University Medical Center, she’s hoping to find out what sort of unwelcome flora might be growing in these handy little brewers. I’ve owned my Keurig since 2006 or… Read More Keurig Cooties?
I ran into a common problem today while preparing to make a new recipe: weird ingredients. I suppose they’re not really “weird,” but Shaoxing wine isn’t exactly the Canola Oil of cooking, right? The recipe I’m planning is a common Chinese dish, but common Chinese ingredients (oyster sauce, anyone?) are remarkably uncommon in American supermarkets.… Read More A trip to Super H Mart!
Daniel and the Lion and Toad the Wet Sprocket open for Counting Crows at Ravinia. A marvelous night for a picnic!
After a long hiatus, now that summer has arrived in full force, it’s probably time to dust off the keyboard and get to the business of blogging again. What have we been up to since last I wrote? Quite a bit, actually. I can tell it’s been too long when I look back at the… Read More Dusting it off again…
This weekend, Mark and I were determined to make the most of the one extra day we were gifted (thanks, Presidents Washington and Lincoln). First, Mark used his fancy new shaving kit for the first time (more on that later), grabbed a haircut, then had his emissions test completed and re-upped his car’s state registration. Meanwhile,… Read More A long weekend of productivity