Harvesting

As my second summer of homegrown tomatoes draws to an end, I feel confident of one thing: my favorite part of gardening, without question, is this: harvest. There’s something very wonderful about bringing in baskets of fresh, juicy, totally ripe,…

Twenty-Six

Even though today is my official birthday, Saturday celebrations began with breakfast at Meli Cafe in Greektown/West Loop, which, conveniently, is located on the main street of that neighborhood, right where the Greek Festival would be taking place that afternoon…

Biscotti, and Me

A little over two years ago, about to stand up for a friend’s wedding, I agreed to make homemade biscotti for the favors, to be placed in perfect little white drawstring pouches and given to guests at the reception. There…