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Sumo Oranges: Stalk Them and Hunt Them Down Before It’s Too Late

Sumo Oranges: Stalk Them and Hunt Them Down Before It’s Too Late

ShareTweet Last February, I was trawling the fruit bins of my Whole Foods when a Whole Foods employee tempted me with the ugliest orange I’d ever seen. It was bulbous, misshapen and fat. The little sticker labeling it a sumo orange struggled to cling to its deeply dimpled skin. In spite of the sumo’s look,Continue Reading

Grilled Figs Smothered in Goat Cheese and Truffle Oil: Summer Decadence

Grilled Figs Smothered in Goat Cheese and Truffle Oil: Summer Decadence

ShareTweet Figs are my absolute favorite summer fruit, but here in Chicago they’re only around for a few weeks. Blink and you’ll miss them. I scan the fruit bins as soon as I walk into the supermarket, searching for their feminine curves and midnight blue hues. And once I spot them, I lose my headContinue Reading

Celebrate Summer with Individual Raspberry Crumbles

Celebrate Summer with Individual Raspberry Crumbles

ShareTweet One of the special pleasures of summer is a warm raspberry cobbler at the end of a leisurely meal on the patio. Cobblers are so easy to throw together and very forgiving of changing dinner schedules. Topping a crumble with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream and having the cold meld with theContinue Reading

Breaking the Sugar Addiction with Meringue Topped Clementine Sorbets

Breaking the Sugar Addiction with Meringue Topped Clementine Sorbets

ShareTweet This morning I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and stepped on the scale. Time seemed to stand still while the digital display went dark then it spat out the number I’d been dreading to see since my 6 week postpartum checkup: 140 pounds and a vengeful half. I thought long and hard aboutContinue Reading