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Archives: November 2011

  1. Merchant Park Community Garden Recipes: A feast for a festival

    November is a month for remembrance, celebration, and all things orange. Orange is said to stimulate the appetite, somewhat indicative of the time of year with the onset of the colder weather. Socially, orange and black represent Halloween while orange and brown are synonymous with Thanksgiving. The origins of these prominent dates marked on our calendars at this time of...
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  2. Merchant Park Community Garden Recipes: A feast for a festival

    Merchant Park Community Garden Recipes: A feast for a festival
    November is a month for remembrance, celebration, and all things orange. Orange is said to stimulate the appetite, somewhat indicative of the time of year with the onset of the colder weather. Socially, orange and black represent Halloween while orange and brown are synonymous with Thanksgiving. The origins of these prominent dates marked on our calendars at this time of...
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  3. Pairing of the Week: Schweizer Gold & La Mozza Morellino di Scansano

    Pairing of the Week: Schweizer Gold & La Mozza Morellino di Scansano
    THE PAIRING From Guest Monger Colin Dalough For me, the cheese was extremely well rounded. With the wine, it is enveloped in a blanket of slightly more concentrated fruit than I expected. I get a bit of red plums and maybe just a hint of blackberry wrapped around a peanut nuttiness. Wait, scratch that. I'm going with dried boiled peanut...
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  4. Chicago Magazine Features the Chocolat et Fromage Gift Box

    Chicago Magazine Features Pastoral's Chocolat et Fromage Gift Box in their Holiday Gift Guide Cheese & Chocolate get friendly in this collection of confections and curd. Whether your someone special has a sweet tooth or your sibling is a total curd nerd, this gift box has a little something for everyone. We've even partnered with Chicago Magazine to make this...
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  5. Pairing of the Week: Schweizer Gold & La Mozza Morellino di Scansano

    Pairing of the Week: Schweizer Gold & La Mozza Morellino di Scansano
    THE PAIRINGFrom Guest Monger Colin Dalough For me, the cheese was extremely well rounded. With the wine, it is enveloped in a blanket of slightly more concentrated fruit than I expected. I get a bit of red plums and maybe just a hint of blackberry wrapped around a peanut nuttiness. Wait, scratch that. I'm going with dried boiled peanut nuttiness...
    Read more »
  6. Chicago Magazine Features the Chocolat et Fromage Gift Box

    Chicago Magazine Features the Chocolat et Fromage Gift Box
    Chicago Magazine Features Pastoral's Chocolat et Fromage Gift Box in their Holiday Gift Guide Cheese & Chocolate get friendly in this collection of confections and curd. Whether your someone special has a sweet tooth or your sibling is a total curd nerd, this gift box has a little something for everyone. We've even partnered with Chicago Magazine to make this...
    Read more »
  7. Pairing of the Week: Roelli Red Rock & Port Old Viscosity

    Pairing of the Week: Roelli Red Rock & Port Old Viscosity
    The Pairing: Roelli Red Rock & Old Viscosity from guest monger Madeline Callahan Where the Magic Happens: These two together are happily married but the beer certainly wears the pants in the relationship. A little beer and a sizable hunk of cheese will make for the perfect combo. The cheese mellows out the beer, and some subtle fruity notes appear...
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  8. Pairing of the Week: Roelli Red Rock & Old Viscosity

    The Pairing: Roelli Red Rock & Old Viscosity from guest monger Madeline Callahan Where the Magic Happens: These two together are happily married but the beer certainly wears the pants in the relationship. A little beer and a sizable hunk of cheese will make for the perfect combo. The cheese mellows out the beer, and some subtle fruity notes appear...
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  9. Thanks for the good times, American Cheese Month!

    We have so many fond memories of American Cheese Month... It seems like only two days ago we were posting profiles of American Artisans every day on our Cheesy Chat, painting the town orange (and white... and blue...) with all-American cheese plates at some of our favorite Chicago Restaurants and meeting the fantastic artisan producers behind it all! One of...
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  10. Pairing of the Week: Roelli Red Rock & Port Old Viscosity

    Pairing of the Week: Roelli Red Rock & Port Old Viscosity
    The Pairing: Roelli Red Rock & Old Viscosityfrom guest monger Madeline Callahan Where the Magic Happens: These two together are happily married but the beer certainly wears the pants in the relationship. A little beer and a sizable hunk of cheese will make for the perfect combo. The cheese mellows out the beer, and some subtle fruity notes appear in...
    Read more »

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