~Last weekend my fiance and I checked out the Strawberry Festival, an annual event held in Long Grove, IL from June 21-23 (we went on the 21st since we both had the day off). It was about an hour drive from where I live, but thankfully traffic wasn't bad. The main road took us on… Continue reading Long Grove Strawberry Fest 2019
~Most people know Burt's Bees through their lip balm, but did you know that Burt's Bees is so much more than that? They make shampoos, face creams, body lotions, and cleansing cloths galore, catering to all skin tones. I have oily skin and because of that I am more acne prone than most (whoopee...) I've… Continue reading Burt’s Bees Beauty Challenge: Start!
~On my last trip to the grocery store (Mariano's, my favorite!) I went home with items I had on my list and a few that weren't. One of those was a dragon fruit. As strange as it was sitting in my cart next to the dried apricots and packages of Noosa yoghurt, there were good… Continue reading Enter the Dragon (fruit)
~Last year I discovered VeggieFest, a unique lifestyle festival honoring those who have the courage to refrain from meat. This time around I wanted to take my boyfriend with me to share in the experience. Truth be told, it didn't go as well as I had imagined. The ran fell on our proverbial parade (it… Continue reading Return to VeggieFest: 2017 edition
~For the past year or so I've been on the hunt for duck eggs. Searching market after market with no luck, my hope was starting to dwindle. It wasn't until a few weeks ago when I finally hit the jackpot, but it wasn't at a farmer's market. They came from my boss! When he's not… Continue reading What the duck (eggs)
~A couple of weeks ago I had the awesome opportunity to travel to the farm of one of my favorite market vendors: Drover's Trail Natural Farms. They are a family run business operating on a 100+ year old farm rich in history and delicious vegetables. One of the owners, Koren Finnestad, took me on a… Continue reading Behind the Scenes at Drover’s Trail
~Today was the day I've been waiting an entire year for: opening day of the Frankfort farmer's market!!! This is my Christmas! I've been counting down the days for weeks and it finally came, but at a small price that I was willing to pay. This weekend the weather has been nothing but cold and… Continue reading A soggy start to market season