January brings with it a bounty of good intentions to eat better. The problem is that for those of us in cold climates, it’s winter which means that we rarely want salads and smoothies.
Pasta e ceci is a humble dish. In Italian it means “pasta and chickpeas,” and at its base, it’s just that.
But it’s so much more than the sum of those simple parts.
Most Wednesdays during the growing season I go to the Green City Market in Lincoln Park. It is, of course, where I shop for fruits and vegetables.
January has been a month of getting back into the ordinary and the routine.
Winter arrived here with a vengeance last week.
The temperature dipped below zero, the winds blustered, the schools closed for a couple of days.