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  • Sweet or savory, granitas are icy summer refresher

    At Minibar in D.C., an intriguing dish on the May menu bridged the gap between the meat and dessert courses. The palate cleanser, called Spring Thaw, ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Refreshing ways to enjoy summer staple

    Watermelon is one of those foods you really don't need to overthink. Slice it. Eat it. Spit out the ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • A winemaker’s odyssey takes him around the world

    Orion Stang did everything possible to become a winemaker. Stang, now the owner of Dilécta Wines, be ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Chef Debi:

    I love this time of year, when all the fresh fruit is so abundant. One of my favorite fruits is the plum. At 30 calories each, they are a great health ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Bull Valley Dentistry in McHenry Treats Sleep Disturbances

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the soft tissue in one’s throat relaxes, blocking the airway. The lapses in breathing can last up to one ful ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Pickleball finds a home in McHenry County

    It’s the fastest growing sport in America   Pickleball. The simple sport with the goofy sounding nam ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Raue Center’s President’s Golf Classic Sold-out event makes 3 in a row!

    Raue Center for the Arts scored a hole in one for record-setting at the 3rd Annual President’s Golf Classic July 14. This year’s Classic garnered a ne ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • All Smiles Dental team has serious fun with its Algonquin Founders' Days floats

    ALGONQUIN – There are two times a year when Doctor Timothy Stirneman does not approve vacation requests at his Algonquin dental office. Pretty much th ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • ‘Lucy’ won’t stretch your brain

    So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Second venue adds grandeur to Woodstock Mozart Festival

    A second venue for the Woodstock Mozart Festival amps up the sights to go along with the world-class sounds visitors will experience throughout the th ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:29 pm
  • Review: Allen casts a limp spell in 'Magic in the Moonlight'

    Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" or the Fe ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • Hines Supply in Crystal Lake carries Fiberon and it makes outdoor living beautiful

    Looking for outdoor decking that will keep its good looks year after year? Fiberon PVC and composite ...
    July 24, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Embarrassed about varicose veins? Want to get rid of them? Find out how with Illinois Vein Specialists in Barrington, IL

    Don’t let the fear of vanity stop you. Varicose veins can be a health hazard. Some think varicose ve ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Gazpacho: From grad-school standby to cool summer staple

    Gazpachos are the most refreshing way I can think of to celebrate seasonal vegetables. The story goes that the gazpacho, said to be the oldest known c ...
    July 22, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Keeping cool in the kitchen

    The best cooking is born of necessity. At least that’s the case in my house. My favorite recipes always happen when I’m forced to react to a glut of s ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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