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.
Winter arrived here with a vengeance last week.
The temperature dipped below zero, the winds blustered, the schools closed for a couple of days.
It turned cold with a vengeance here last week. My heart went out to the hardy trick-or-treaters who braved the wind, rain, snow flurries, and hail last Friday night.
It’s been getting dark earlier.
April is a Janus-faced tease.