Home Cooking: A Passion

Food has been both my vocation and my passion. I’ve worked in corporate food service, at a juice bar, for a world renowned chocolatier, and I write a food blog (“Simple Fresh Yum.”) I love it all, but home cooking is my greatest pleasure. Around February of this year, I stumbled across a YouTube program, "Diane in Denmark,” that seemed…

Juniper’s Fire

Soon after the once-beautiful, 40-year old Juniper tree tumbled to the ground in a pile of chopped branches and twigs, artist Russ Riendeau recalls the sight of the fire pit full of random cuttings and branches ready to be set ablaze when one large branch caught his attention: a shape that resembled the silhouette of a wild horse. He reached…

Adult Coloring Books?

While hunting down a birthday gift for a creative friend, an enthusiastic boutique clerk introduced me to coloring books for grown-ups. “People love these,” he told me. “We’ve sold out quite a few versions!” I thumbed through what was left and thought: no. I wondered. How did this happen? Adult coloring books? Did the late Georgia O’Keefe once have a…

The Back Seat Gallery & Trunk Show

It was a cold and windy day when seemingly regular asphalt was transformed into an "art gallery" by a determined band of artists willing to withstand the elements. As the rain ceased, the trunks and doors opened up and Towner Green parking lot became Towner Green Gallery. Each artists' vehicle served as his or her gallery and the beauty of…

Tailgating Takes A Different Turn

The lane along Towner Green at 130 Old McHenry Road in Long Grove will be reserved from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact Georgia Cawley for more information atGeorgiart@LGAMC.org or 847.438.1160. All are welcome to attend.