“Are you plagued with toppings falling off your hamburger? Are you tired of cheese and bacon and other toppings slipping off the burger and on to your lap, causing embarrassment and greasy stains? Do you wish there was a way to keep the toppings and the burger together?”
In celebration of those who prefer to focus their diets on vegetables rather than animal products, Veggie Fest Chicago is being held this coming weekend, August 13-14, in Naperville on the grounds of the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 4S 175 Naperville, Rd.
In Oak Park and environs, we have access to a number of Mexican restaurants, including the venerable La Majada and the much newer Golden Lamb. In Oak Park and Chicagoland in general, Mexican food dominates Latin American selections, and it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are over 20 countries in Latin America that are not Mexico. In a Melrose Park strip mall, Restaurant y Pupuseria Guanachapin serves foods of Guatemala and El Salvador.
Opening our compost bin, I’m sometimes amazed by the amount of crawling, flying and hopping life in there: worms, flies, and insects of unknown determination have made a home in the mess of stuff we didn’t eat…and they’re turning it into compost that we use in our garden.