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  • Tales from the Motherhood: Back from Iowa and 'Feeling the Bern'

    You might say I’m “Feeling the Bern.” I’ve got a sign in the yard, a few T-shirts and cool pins, and, you know it, Bernie stickers on my Subaru. But a ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 8:06 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Feel-good food from ‘Simply Nigella’

    • Journalist Tom Witom, who lives in Elgin, has written extensively for years about food and the food industry.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'Hairspray' gets audience members on their feet

    “You can’t stop the beat!” No kidding, not if Tracy Turnblad has anything to say about it. The bubbly, guileless teenager is played by the perfectly-c ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Smart ways to reduce inflammation

    Achieving a healthy body and mind sounds like a noble target, but it’s one that requires more than wishful thinking. This is especially the case when ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • Exploring fresh produce for home cooking in a new light

    Stumped on what to do with kohlrabi? Stopped in your tracks by salsify? Flustered by figs or uncertain how to handle Brussels sprouts?
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'As long as all is well with your soul'

    Sometimes it’s not clear, even the day a column is due, what I should write about. Typically a thought’s been brewing and percolating, sometimes for w ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 8:09 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: New resource taps Vitamix’s potential

    Once the first infomercial aired in 1949 for Vitamix, the high-powered blender became a workhorse in the kitchens of professional chefs and dedicated ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Heading toward the FAFSA finish line

    First FAFSA filed! Fun, fun, fun! Can I think of some less-savory F-words to describe this experience?
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Exploring fresh produce in a new light

    Stumped on what to do with kohlrabi? Stopped in your tracks by salsify? Flustered by figs or uncertain how to handle Brussels sprouts?
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:05 am