Tuesday, April 17, 2012

No Clue

Discovered these paper mache birds at The Magic Hedge/Montrose Harbor.  

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Getting Ready

The new 31st Street Harbor -- almost ready for the start of the boating season.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Bridge is Up

The Columbus Bridge being raised, as viewed from Upper Columbus

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Spring Thing

Ramps are in season.  It's a short season so get them while you can.  Make pesto and pasta sauce, omelets and pizza, pickle them, freeze ramp butter.  So many options, so little time!  

What are ramps, you say?    Allium Tricoccum.  Wild leeks.  And, a few sources say, the reason for the name "Chicago".  The Potawatami word for Wild Onions (also skunk, but I choose to ignore that variation) is Checagou.  Apparently, ramps were plentiful and the are had a distinct - but pleasantly garlicky oniony 'aroma'.