October 19, 2018

The day I went to the goat farm by Beth Finke

Four weeks ago today I was eating cheese and petting goats on a beautiful, warm, sunny afternoon in central Illinois. I’ve written here before about Marcel’s Culinary Experience, the culinary retail store and cooking school my childhood friend Jill Foucré opened in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The success of Marcel’s inspired her to open Marché, an amazing little cheese shop (gourmet foods and […]
October 8, 2018

Season’s Eatings! Quick and Easy Pickled Fruits

It’s our favorite time of year at the farmers markets – so many varieties of pears and apples are arriving and the last of summer fruits and berries can be sought out. One way to capture and preserve all that seasonal flavor is to pickle perfectly ripe fruits. Its super quick and easy. You can make them ahead – they’ll […]