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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Weekend Life

  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: New horizon for meals in a bowl

    “Bowls!” (Chronicle), a new book by food writer and editor Molly Watson, shines a light on healthful one-dish meals.
    March 29, 2017 - 8:22 am
  • Learning to Grow: Siberian squill grows a carpet of blue

    If you’ve ever been stopped in your tracks by a carpet of brilliant blue in an early spring landscape, the chances are good you were admiring Siberian ...
    March 29, 2017 - 8:22 am
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Taking a sick day and loving it

    “Stop, drop and roll.” So much more than a catchy fire-safety slogan, don’t you think?It occurs to m ...
    March 27, 2017 - 6:54 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering a skinny twist to Cajun food

    Registered dietitian and cookbook author Shelly Marie Redmond was born in Houma, La., and sings the praises of her family’s Cajun heritage.
    March 21, 2017 - 8:02 am
  • Tales From the Motherhood: A trip to the DMV and a road test

    Holly passed her road test. She has a license to drive! No thanks to her brother and me, though. “Mo ...
    March 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm
  • The Modern Domestic Woman: Comfortable underwear the way to go

    I love getting dressed up. I enjoy the hunt for an outfit, mostly at local consignment shops, and selecting an item that really makes me squeal. My pe ...
    March 16, 2017 - 4:05 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Becoming a quick study on pho

    "The Pho Cookbook” (Ten Speed Press), Andrea Nguyen’s new cookbook, promises an in-depth look at Vietnam’s favorite aromatic comfort food – and she de ...
    March 16, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Our kids and their friendships

    I get such a big kick out of watching my kids’ friendships develop. They roll their eyes when I say so, but it’s true. But mine are on the clock as I ...
    March 13, 2017 - 7:32 am
  • Think green: 5 Northern Illinois Conservatories and Greenhouses you must visit

    Need a reminder that spring is coming? Check out these five greenhouses and conservatories in Chicago, Elmhurst, Joliet, Oak Park, and Palos Heights.
    March 8, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Counting juice’s many benefits

    “Juice Manifesto” (Chronicle Books) by Andrew Cooper offers readers more than 120 recipes for easy-to-make juices, smoothies, teas, tonics and nut mil ...
    March 6, 2017 - 5:07 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: 'Gilmore Girls' good conversation starter

    She nudged me again. “How’d you know I was asleep?” I asked. “‘Cause you didn’t laugh,” she said. ...
    March 6, 2017 - 7:07 am
  • The Modern Domestic Woman: DIYing yourself to death

    It seems the Modern Domestic Woman has been DIYing herself into an early grave these days. From homemade gluten-free granola bars and knitting intrica ...
    March 1, 2017 - 1:14 pm