When people ask me what my blog is about, I usually reply that West of the Loop is a food and parenting blog with a thoughtful bent. (The “thoughtful” part is really just a way to say that I write long posts.) Food and parenting are great topics to blog about because they are so [...]
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This weekend we are hosting a small gathering of friends to celebrate Hanukkah, which starts on the night of December 20. The traditional [...]
Are you surprised that I’m recommending soup for a quick weeknight dinner? Do you think of soup as a dish that is labor-intensive or requires a long cooking time? Sure, some soups require you to chop a long list of ingredients and simmer the concoction for hours on end. Those kinds of soups are perfect [...]
This post originally appeared at this time last year on my local blogging community site, The Chicago Moms. It’s timely once again and my sentiments have not changed, so I am reposting for 2011.
At this time of year, there is a lot of discussion in the media about what I call the Christmas culture [...]