Quartino Ristorante and Wine Bar, Chicago

“Where the water costs more than the wine” – Quartino Restaurant Italy can be hard to describe to those who have never been there. Beyond obvious things like ancient building facades and wonderful smells wafting out of kitchen windows and into the narrow cobblestone streets, there is a rhythm to life that takes a bit […]

Hefeweizen Bread with Speck and Emmentaler

I know a few ways to the heart of my husband and two of those ways is Hefeweizen and Bacon (speck).  We’re miles away from home (almost 4400 to be exact), and sometimes you just need comfort food.  I decided to combine a few of his favorite flavors. We are use to sitting down to […]