“Kitchenistas” Personal Chef Prepares Restaurant Quality Meal in Your Home

Posted on January 20, 2015

  Personal Chef Kristin Koury runs “Kitchenistas” along with her sister, expert baker Lisa Arndt. Kitchenistas offer Chicago area diners the chance to have a fancy restaurant quality meal prepared in their homes. An accomplished chef who creates culinary works of art in many different cuisines, Kristin is also a hoot. Her sparkling personality and unbridled enthusiasm will brighten Continue Reading »

Some Days, Things Just Don’t Go Right

Posted on January 16, 2015

Think you’ve had a rough week at your job? How would you like to be the person in charge of the SpaceX rocket that you see exploding in the photo above. They were trying to land this from space on a barge in the ocean using the rocket motor to slow it down. As you Continue Reading »

Four Sided Framing Cards Gift & Vintage in Andersonville

Posted on January 13, 2015

As part of our efforts to promote small businesses, we will, from time to time, showcase an independent store or shop. This time Four Sided Framing is in the spotlight. Located in Chicago’s fashionably chic Andersonville neighborhood, Four Sided Framing is a great example of a locally owned business that is making a difference. They Continue Reading »

Bring Out the Lace Curtains and Call McInerney…

Posted on January 10, 2015

Celene McInerney Siedlecki. 86, passed away recently. She was the owner of her family’s funeral home in Chicago’s Canaryville neighborhood, a long time bastion of Irish Catholics. Many politicians, police officers and fire fighters were waked there over the years. In the 1950s and 60s, hundreds of people would attend these services on a nightly basis. Some were Continue Reading »

Vive La France!

Posted on January 9, 2015

I love France! We’ve been there a couple of times and everyone has been super nice to us. (Tourist tip: If you go to a country where you don’t speak the language, bring a pocket phrase book. Even if you butcher the pronunciation, the fact that you are trying will put you ahead of 90% of Continue Reading »

Elvis’ 80th Birthday!

Posted on January 7, 2015

Oh Man! I could hardly believe it! Tomorrow is that day we’ve been looking forward to all year, Elvis’ Birthday! The tension mounts as the happy day approaches.  We will be celebrating with the traditional meal of Fried Peanut Butter and ‘Nanner Sandwiches, just like the King used to like. In addition to his music, we’ll Continue Reading »

Advice for Writers

Posted on January 4, 2015

I don’t claim to know anything about anything. I’m not an expert on writing, but when somebody asks for advice, I try to answer the best way I can. Recently, I got a comment on this site that went as follows: First of all I would like to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question that Continue Reading »