Gardening is expensive and I'm not even sure it's environmentally wise as I'm using lots of water to keep my little plot semi-thriving. So next year, I dunno. Maybe a vegetable garden. Maybe just wildflowers.
There are a number of local seafood vendors that are committed to using sustainable seafood, and one of those is Supreme Lobster in Villa Park. Supreme furnishes the cod at Fatduck, and we were very pleased with a platter of the fried fish we had last week.
The FDA requires that anything labeled "honey" has to contain pollen, but some honey is "laundered" so that its point of origin cannot be determined. Honey producers and distributors may want to conceal the honey's source if it comes from, for instance, China or India. That's because both these countries have shipped honey that has been found to contain illegal antibiotics.
Big Guys is located in the old Parky's building/residence on Roosevelt Road, and it's been open for business three weeks, though the official "grand opening" is happening at the end of this week. Friday, August 10, starting at 7PM, Big Guys is having a party and a screening of Bobby Flay's "3 Days to Open," featuring…Big Guys.
No doubt, most people prefer wheat-based pasta, bread and pizza; it's what most of us have enjoyed all our lives. But if you have to avoid gluten, or if you just want to limit your gluten intake, the non-wheat pizza at Cucina Paradiso is a good and delicious way to go.