Category Archives: Food and Drink

Perfect Picnic Recipes

With the season of warm weather upon us, it's the perfect time for a picnic. Residents of Chicago, IL apartments have a host of locations to enjoy a packed picnic — whether lakefront or further afield, there's nothing quite like dining al fresco. And preparing your own picnic provides extra satisfaction, not to mention lets you plan the…

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2 Wine Slushy Recipes to Savor This Summer

Do you love wine, but find yourself turning to frozen cocktails when the weather starts to heat up? Then we’re sure that you’ll love a wine slushie. These delicious concoctions combine your favorite wine with the frosty goodness of a frozen cocktail. Plus, both of the following recipes are super simple to make.  Everything Is…

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5 Uses for Giardiniera

Chicago is home to several unique culinary treats, one of which is giardiniera. Highly emblematic of the vibrant Italian community in Chicago, the name of this condiment is loosely translated from Italian into "from the garden." Whether you're a restaurant chef or a home cook, you can enjoy your own special giardiniera recipe in varying levels…

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How to Make Chicago Style Pizza Pot Pie

Chicago is best known for its ultra-filling deep-dish pizza, but if you’re looking for a twist on a classic to cook up in your new gourmet kitchen that comes with your Chicago apartment, pizza pot pie just might be the thing. Originally conceived by the owner of Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company in the Mid North District,…

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Soup Recipes for the Fall Season

As the leaves start to fall and we begin to enjoy “sweater weather,” it's only natural to start craving cold weather foods that warm the heart and soul. Here are some ideas for different soups to enjoy and celebrate the change of seasons: Fall Soup Recipes Roasted vegan pumpkin soup: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Dice…

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Crafting Homemade Soda

Everyone needs a little sweetness in life. If you love drinking soda but want to cut back on artificial additives or chemicals, the easy answer is making your own homemade sodas. Four Soda Syrups You Need to Try Now Combine 2 ounces of the syrup from each of the following recipes with 8 ounces of your choice…

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