Ponte Fresco – Chicago

Ponte Fresco is my special place for fresh chopped salads. I’ve been going there for the past 6 months as frequently as twice a week. My favorite mix greens are spinach and romaine lettuce. I ask to mix into the greens either chicken or salmon, chickpeas, olives, broccoli, artichokes, and sweet peas. All fresh! Then the theatre portion of Ponte … Read More

Schwa – Chicago

Tasting Arctic Char Roe

Amuse is Amused or better yet a symphony for the tongue presented by master chief, Michael Carlson. Every experience at Schwa is probably unique to the patron. For me Schwa is a legendary adventure, where taste makes taste. You have to have an incredible palette to understand the complexities of this type of cuisine. I have never experienced combinations that are art … Read More

Sepia Chicago

Chicago is all about style – not pretentious style, but beautifully well thought out design style. Logically organized and deliberately functional –  there’s nothing wrong with that. I like the simplicity to the interior of Sepia with lovely unique touches like the lighting affects. It’s also where timelines become fused – mixing metaphors from the past with present day ones. … Read More

Bistro 110

I had a lovely afternoon late lunch at the Bistro 110. Nice French cuisine. For something very traditionally French I tried the Cod and potato like a Brandade de Morue, or a cod mousse. It was delicious but as I am quickly learning Chicago restaurants use a lot of salt. I am not sure why there is a need for … Read More

Mac & Cheese – – – Then and Now

Some comfort foods never go out of style, and macaroni and cheese is one of these. I am personally a fan of mac & cheese. In these recessionary times this popular entrée is all the more desirable. It can be said that Mac & Cheese is a recession specialty. Modern renditions can still capture the homey goodness while featuring up-to-the-minute … Read More

Kamehachi North Brook, IL

I enjoyed a lovely day in North Brook, IL with Elaine Paque and Jeremy Lieb. We had dinner at Kamehachi. This is the Wonderful Maki…it lives up to its name. Roberto, the sushi chef created this Maki masterpiece. He made about a dozen while we were sitting at the sushi bar. I enjoyed watching him use a torch to carmelize … Read More

Chicago Daily Eats: Pane Caldo

I’ve always admired Chicago for its beauty and architectural acumen. I lived briefly in Chicago enjoyed the luster of the city and well groomed streets. Unlike, New York – don’t get me wrong New York raised me from a poor country girl to one who appreciates the finer things in life – Chicago has a plan for living. That plan … Read More

Jani Chinese & Japanese Cuisine

Jani is a Chinese and Japanese restaurant with themed interior. Jani is located in Milford, CT. I had the pleasure of dining there with Joyce and Elaine. The food nice not overwhelming with spice as some Chinese restaurants tend to be. I enjoyed the chicken with hoisin sauce and beef scallions with wraps. We tried the cold sesame noodles. I … Read More

Real Simple Roasted Fennel Onion and Salmon

Real Simple’s recipe for Roasted Fennel Red Onion and Salmon. I ordered all the ingredients from Fresh Direct. This recipe is no hassle and easy to make and tastes delicious. Prep takes about 10 minutes. Roast vegetables for 20 minutes. Bake the salmon for about 10-12 minutes. This yummy recipe is about 395 calories. I fell in love with fennel … Read More