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David Lissner
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Eat this! Popcorn shoots, the new mellow yellow

These buttery maize shoots arise from the “microgreens” trend that popped up in California in the mid-1990s.

Upscale Chicago eateries serving prisoners’ produce

Upscale restaurants such as Charlie Trotter’s in Lincoln Park andThe Publican in the West Loop are quietly benefitting from the labor of Cook County Jail inmates.

Hooray! Tomato season is coming!

I’m looking forward to the coming months of sun-ripened, locally grown tomatoes.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show offers theatrical preview of spring

Do you need a breath of spring? The snow’s still piled up and we’ve weeks of mudtime ahead before things start turning green, but you can get a preview of the coming season starting tomorrow during the Chicago Flower & Garden Show on Navy Pier through Sunday, March 14. The 2010 show’s theme, “Cultivating Great […]