farmers market · Handmade

Market Discovery! Lisle French Market

~ If it wasn’t for Facebook I would not have known about the Lisle French Market. This market was my first time visiting and, if I’m being honest, left little to be desired. The market comprised of 12 vendors, which is one of the smallest markets I’ve been to, selling homemade breads & pies, upcycled… Continue reading Market Discovery! Lisle French Market

Environment · Hot Topic

Madagascar facing famine due to climate change

~I was up pretty early this morning (mainly because my cats were bugging me to feed them haha) and came across an interesting but powerful article on the site IFLScience, which was shared on their Instagram page. After reading through it, it makes me worried for the future planet’s health and the health of the… Continue reading Madagascar facing famine due to climate change

farmers market · Handmade

Farmer and Vendor Market @ The Rustic Fox 8-7-21

~Earlier this month I attended one of the more unique markets I've visited thus far in North Aurora, IL. It was located in the parking lot of an eclectic furniture/home decor shop, The Rustic Fox. There were dozens of crafters selling everything from handmade baby clothes, outdoor decorations, beauty produts, and even items for pets!… Continue reading Farmer and Vendor Market @ The Rustic Fox 8-7-21

fruits · healthy eating · Hot Topic · organic · vegan

Beyond guac: discovering the versitility of avocados

~Avocados have long been associated with being part of a healthy diet, due to its abundance of healthy fats and other essential nutrients. This green fruit has surged in popularity in the past few years, so much so that it has its own niche brunch item: avocado toast. To be honest, I was skeptical about… Continue reading Beyond guac: discovering the versitility of avocados

cheese · doughnuts · farmers market · holiday · veggies

A memorable Memorial Day weekend market

~I hope everyone had a nice weekend! Sunday I went to the Frankfort market with my coworker and good friend Nicole. We started our adventure at Stamper Cheese Company, I picked up a pack of string cheese while Nicole was taking in the sights and smells of the market. We did a lap around the… Continue reading A memorable Memorial Day weekend market

healthy eating · Hot Topic · organic · vegan

Here goes nothing: my experience with plant based pasta

~Sometimes when I go grocery shopping, and I don't know what to make for dinner, I end up wandering the aisles hoping that something will pop out at me, waiting to be transformed into a delicious meal. Last week while grocery shopping, I ended up in the pasta aisle and found something that caught my… Continue reading Here goes nothing: my experience with plant based pasta

healthy eating · organic · Spice

This new spice I found Sumac’d me upside the head

~I've always had a passion for cooking, and the combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and endless marathons of Hell's Kitchen have quenched my thirst for knowledge of new cultural cuisines to try. For Christmas I received a gift card to Target, and one of the things I got from it was a Gordon Ramsay cookbook,… Continue reading This new spice I found Sumac’d me upside the head

cheese · farmers market · flowers · fruits

Frankfort Market Opening Day 2021

~Today was opening day of my favorite farmer's market in downtown Frankfort, IL and I couldn't be more excited! It was a beautiful sunny day with a slight breeze blowing with opprotunity and the intoxicating scent of freshly made doughnuts. As I entered the market gazing around the pool of familiar vendors, I made a… Continue reading Frankfort Market Opening Day 2021