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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Greek pasta salad

Greek Pasta Salad

If you can't make it to the Greek isles this year, make the much shorter trip to the aisles of your supermarket to create this smart pasta salad studded with feta and vegetables.
The fresh herbs, vegetables, and olives that characterize Greek cuisine are tossed with pasta in this sprightly salad recipe. It is topped off with Feta cheese which gives it a tangy finish.
Click here for the recipe!

Berry topped cupcakes

Berry Topped Cupcakes

Has it been a while since you have had your girlfriends over for conversation and dessert? Pull out your phone and start calling now!
Your guests will be delighted when they are served several different varieties of coffee or tea and delicious Berry Topped Cupcakes.
The party conversation will get hopping as they enjoy the fruity taste of these pretty-in-pink cupcakes loaded with strawberries.
Are you planning a bridal or baby shower? These cupcakes would be the perfect treat for a bridal/baby shower luncheon or part of your dessert table at your reception.
Click here for the recipe!

Ela area library: Retro craft

Retro Craft

The Ela Area Public Library is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with special programs throughout the month of February.
Register to attend “Retro Craft”. Knot’s away in this interactive workshop celebrating handcrafts from the 1970s. Enjoy trying or relearning to make these beloved projects with teen librarian and author Amy Alessio.
Click here for more information!

Firehouse chili fest

Firehouse Chili Fest

In February the area Fire Departments, Police Departments, and Park District Foundations start heating up the town with the annual Chili Fest.
The Friends of West Chicago Parks Foundation is proudly hosting this special event. Come taste test and vote on your favorite chili from mild to 5 alarm with all the fixings (cheese, onions, crackers are provided). Hot dogs will also be served for non-chili enthusiasts. 
Area fire departments will compete for the honor of Best Chili in West Chicago. Taste and vote for your favorite.  All proceeds benefit the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance “Camp I am Me.”
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Adagio Teas: Tea and the five senses

Tea and the Five Senses

Adagio Teas invites you to its “Tea and the Five Senses” class.

Steeping good tea does not take a PhD, but it is also not as simple as chucking it into boiling water and letting it stew. There are easy ways, however, to steep the perfect cup. The trick to steeping tea correctly comes in five parts: water, weight, temperature, time and equipment.

In this class, learn how to see, smell, taste, touch, and hear your way to the perfect cup of tea.

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Whole Foods: School's out cooking class

School's Out Cooking Class

The kids are out of school for the day so why not drop them off for a winter-themed cooking class? Whole Foods Market in Deerfield is offering a “School’s Out” cooking class.
In this hands on class kids will get make delicious and fun dishes including dessert! Our menu of chili mac, warm garlic bread and “baked snowballs” will be sure to warm their hearts and bellies.
Click here for more information!