Saturday, June 11, 2011


Unfortunately I started working on my second masters a few months ago and haven't been able to post any recipes.  When summer comes, I will have a chance to post a few.

On a side note, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE check out the following organization:

We Grow Dreams

I just met one of the founders of this program in one of my courses and her organization is truly amazing.  If you live near West Chicago, please buy your plants, vegetables, or herbs from their establishment! If not, please donate.  Even if it is a dollar or two, it will make a huge difference in the lives of people with disabilities!

From their Website:   A dream in the minds of a small group of parents and the determination to make the dream a reality are behind the We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center in West Chicago, IL. This dream is being fulfilled by providing job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The founders recognized the lack of employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and came together to creatively address this need. A greenhouse was identified as a labor-intensive business, something necessary for a dynamic job 
vocational training ground. Individuals with disabilities were envisioned working with 
volunteers and greenhouse employees,learning the business and developing a variety 
of work skills. This vision became the support model for the venture. The individuals 
with disabilities that receive vocational training are referred to as Team Members at the greenhouse.   To date, there are 60 Team Members and their families participating in the 
program from Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane and Will counties.  The program has been extremely well received in the community.  The We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center is a year-round business supplying a wide variety of premium quality plants and gardening accessories.  Products are available to the public for retail sale and for wholesale distribution. 
The We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center
 employs a full-time professional greenhouse staff, critical to producing high quality plants and vegetables. The staff includes a Grower, General Manager, Assistant Manager and production personnel.