Cooking with Heinen’s | Citrus Season Inspires Recipes for Orange Upside-Down Almond Cake & Lemon Loaf with Raspberries

Cooking with Heinen’s | Citrus Season Inspires Recipes for Orange Upside-Down Almond Cake & Lemon Loaf with Raspberries

 This week’s Cooking with Heinen’s post is my way of bidding farewell to winter. Or at least telling winter to go away! I’m done with you!! I love that citrus season is at its peak in February. It’s like a little reminder that there is a lot of sunshine somewhere. For anyone who enjoys the sunny taste of citrus, don’t miss Heinen’s upcoming Zest Fest! … Read more…

MS Moda Bridal Salon Celebrates Valentine’s Day Grand Opening on Cook Street

MS Moda Bridal Salon Celebrates Valentine’s Day Grand Opening on Cook Street

 Love is definitely in the air on Cook Street with this week’s Valentine’s Day grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at Barrington’s newest bridal salon! MS Moda has just opened for business in the historic property at 209 South Cook Street. A celebrated European manufacturer of wedding gowns, MS Moda’s new downtown Barrington location is their only showroom open to the public in the U.S. … Read more…

Introducing #LoveBarrington | Barrington 220 Chinese Immersion Program Kicks Off List of Favorite Things

Introducing #LoveBarrington | Barrington 220 Chinese Immersion Program Kicks Off List of Favorite Things

 How do we love thee, Barrington? Help us count the ways! We’re kicking off a new series this Valentine’s Day week called #LoveBarrington. We’re inviting readers (that’s YOU!) to share favorite things about living here in the Barrington area so stay tuned for new additions to the list. We’re starting things off with a piece written by Barrington mom-of-two and 1996 BHS graduate, Casey Handal … Read more…

Celebrate Citrus Season at Heinen’s Zest Fest

Celebrate Citrus Season at Heinen’s Zest Fest

 Dreaming of more sunshine and the return of spring in Barrington? Heinen’s Grocery is inviting us all to come “taste the sun” at Zest Fest, featuring special tastings to celebrate the return of citrus season! Presented by Heinen’s Grocery and Melissa’s Produce, Zest Fest is happening at Heinen’s in Barrington from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, February 18th & 19th AND … Read more…

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | A Life from Scratch’s Homemade Pork Ragu

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | A Life from Scratch’s Homemade Pork Ragu

 As I chop herbs & veggies for tonight’s Heinen’s Sunday Supper, I can’t help but wonder how everyone’s winter is going so far? Aside from the random arctic blast earlier in December (that has us all seriously bracing ourselves) I feel like, weather-wise, we’ve had it pretty…..good. Very little snow, very little sub zero temps, but also very little sunshine. Sigh. You can’t have it … Read more…

The Garlands Presents | A Live Staged Adaptation of “His Girl Friday”

The Garlands Presents | A Live Staged Adaptation of “His Girl Friday”

 All are welcome to come and see a live staged adaptation of the classic Hollywood 1940’s screwball comedy “His Girl Friday” at the Garlands of Barrington Performing Arts Center. The performance will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, February 19th, and tickets include a casual dinner for a fun and festive night of local theater. Photo Caption: Northwest suburban cast members of “His Girl Friday” … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Valentine’s Day Surf and Turf

Cooking with Heinen’s | Valentine’s Day Surf and Turf

 With Valentine’s Day coming up next week, I’ve been on a mission to develop an unconventional surf and turf recipe for a special way to celebrate the loved ones in your life. Traditional surf and turf is a meal combining steak or red meat and seafood. Typically, I’ve prepared this as a steamed lobster tail with some cut of steak, usually a filet. Thinking outside … Read more…

February’s Featured Nonprofit | How Let It Be Us Brings Hope to Children in Foster Care

February’s Featured Nonprofit | How Let It Be Us Brings Hope to Children in Foster Care

 It’s the first day of February and we are excited to introduce you to our featured nonprofit of the month! Have you heard about the success Barrington’s own Let It Be Us is having in Illinois? The 2-year-old nonprofit is working tirelessly to find parents for children in the state’s foster care system. For those children who are waiting for families, Let It Be Us … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Bison Sliders for the Big Game with Whiskey Soaked Onions & Mushrooms

Cooking with Heinen’s | Bison Sliders for the Big Game with Whiskey Soaked Onions & Mushrooms

 With the Big Game coming up in a few days it’s time to plan that menu fit for your favorite football fans. I’ve been recipe testing looking for just the right balance of delicious and easy to make as well as not bound to break the calorie bank. Sliders are always a big hit but how about stepping it up with Bison sliders. Today I’m serving … Read more…

Advocate Health Debuts New Website Celebrating Nurses

Advocate Health Debuts New Website Celebrating Nurses

 Advocate Health just launched a new website at AdvocateNurse.com devoted to celebrating and supporting its nurses. What a special way to honor the men & women who are such a treasured source of knowledge and comfort in the medical setting! In addition to reaching out to the nursing community, Advocate’s new website and corresponding campaigns offer us all an opportunity to join the conversation about … Read more…

Hikers Tour Rare Gravel Hill Prairie on Private Barrington Hills Property

Hikers Tour Rare Gravel Hill Prairie on Private Barrington Hills Property

 L.L. Bean and The Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT) recently sponsored a weekend winter hike, offering area residents and families a close-up look at a gravel hill prairie, right in Barrington’s back yard. Gravel hill prairies are island-like patches of prairie vegetation occurring on otherwise wooded steep slopes that face south or southwest. This type of hill prairie is very rare, with only a handful … Read more…

Heinen’s Wellness Fair Helps Shoppers Seeking a Healthy Start to 2017

Heinen’s Wellness Fair Helps Shoppers Seeking a Healthy Start to 2017

 Well, that’s a wrap for January. A new month begins tomorrow and, if you want to keep those healthy new year resolutions on track, you can always count on Heinen’s Wellness Department as a year-round resource! Heinen’s hosted their annual store-wide Wellness Fair this month. We enjoyed trying wonderful products and learning new ideas for a healthy start to the new year. Local health-minded businesses joined … Read more…