June 2009

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Iowa Wine? Not an Oxymoron

Yes! They DO grow grapes and make wine in Iowa. I was just as surprised as you probably are. In the past, I have mentioned that my family that lives in Iowa. It...
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The Pup Cup

This past weekend I took a little trip with the dog and Mini Whipped to visit various friends in Michigan.  The baby was asleep in the back seat and the dog sn...
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Summer Snack Plate

This past week, Chicago pulled its usual mood swing on us. From cold and rainy and unseasonably icky to over 90 degrees and humid. I have a very hard time adjus...
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She’s Blogging…

Perhaps some of you are familiar with Vosges Haut-Chocolat.  You know, the one that started putting curry and wasabi in chocolate almost a dozen years ago?  S...
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A Birthday Surprise

There was a clutter and a clang followed by a burst of song. Purply pink flowers in a beautiful arrangement and the aroma of hot dogs. French fries, corn dogs, ...
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Gin Cucumber Cooler

This drink recipe was on the first page I dog-eared in Emeril's new grilling cookbook. I have long time declared my love for cilantro. I feel refreshed by c...
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Rhubarb Maple Crisp

This recipe is the result of a number of new discoveries for me: 1. I had never been to the Green City Market in Chicago until last weekend. 2. I had never ...
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Bacon Potato Salad

It has been awhile since I posted a recipe on Whipped. It isn't that I haven't cooked a number of things. It has just been a series of either bad recipes, bad p...
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My Fair City – Views From a River

I share with you the view of my fair city, Chicago, from the best angle there is... atop the fresh wonderful waters of Lake Michigan. Last week we enjoyed some ...