Vegetable Soup

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garbage soup. that was the name i gave the dish i made most often when i first moved to the city. i’m a real martha stewart if you haven’t figured it out by now. when i first came to chicago, i didn’t know anything. i had one friend who lived in the suburb. i didn’t…

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Shrimp Boil

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shrimp. boil. i sometimes day dream entertaining as norman rockwell photos. you know the thanksgiving one? how everyone looks like jolly joe and the hostess is placing the turkey so elegantly in the middle of the table? that’s how i picture meals all the time. but then the reality is that placing the turkey in…

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black bean, corn & avocado salsa (/salad)

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there are few things i love more than wandering an unknown city. by myself. i’m weird, we know. corny as it sounds – it’s one of the times i feel most alive. i feel the buzz of the city, and relish getting lost – not having a sure destination in mind, it’s freeing. being a…

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