Attended the Glenwood Ave Arts Festival in Rogers Park and happily stumbled upon (thanks to my Yelp app) the very fabulous UNCOMMON GROUND restaurant. Complete with rooftop organic garden, Uncommon Ground “uses seasonal, locally produced, family farmed & organic products whenever possible.” I thoroughly enjoyed the bacon wrapped meatloaf (shown above) with Q7 farms beef, gunthorp farms… Continue reading EAT: UNCOMMON GROUND / Rogers Park

MAKE: One Very Fancy Barbeque

Go fancy (easily!) for your Independence Day barbeque by elevating your must-have condiments: 1. EMPIRE White Truffle Mayonnaise 4 oz. jar, $8 2. MCCLURE’S Garlic Relish 9 0z. jar, $8.50 at Dean & Deluca 3. BALAKIAN FARMS Organic Tomato Sauce Various flavors, $10-14 Complete the set with Sir Kensington’s scooping ketchup

BUY: SIR KENSINGTON Scooping Ketchup

Think all bottles of ketchup are equal? I used to. Then I happened upon SIR KENSINGTON Classic Scooping Ketchup at Sur La Table. (image: Sir Kensington) Using vine-ripened pear tomato puree instead of tomato concentrate and swapping out high fructose corn syrup with a blend of agave, honey and raw brown sugar makes one hell… Continue reading BUY: SIR KENSINGTON Scooping Ketchup