NoonDaily FOOD – What’s Cooking at Barrington Area Cafes & Restaurants

NoonDaily FOOD – What’s Cooking at Barrington Area Cafes & Restaurants

 Want to know what’s cooking this weekend in Barrington? We’re taking a look at what’s currently on the menu at restaurants and cafes around town in today’s NoonDaily Update. Share pics of your favorite local menu items on Instagram/Facebook with hashtag #365Barrington or #BarringtonEats and we’ll feature your local menu recommendations next time we share a look at #WhatsCooking! Can you match the photos with … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s: Duck Breast with Cherry Port Reduction

Cooking with Heinen’s: Duck Breast with Cherry Port Reduction

 My husband has always wanted to make a turducken for Thanksgiving. I’m pretty sure that’s a turkey and a chicken and a duck all smashed inside of each other. Each year I manage to avoid the topic until it’s too late and then I say “well maybe next year dear”. The thought of cramming three different species of bird together and eating it seems barbaric but the … Read more…

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Simple Harvest, Abundant Blessings with Modern Farmette

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Simple Harvest, Abundant Blessings with Modern Farmette

 For this week’s Heinen’s Sunday Supper, the couple behind the gorgeous local recipe blog, Modern Farmette, is updating their traditional Thanksgiving feast with new favorite dishes rich with the flavors of the season. On their menu for this year’s Thanksgiving? A feast fit for two (or more) featuring Stuffed Cornish Hens, Rainbow Hash, Roasted Grape Crostini with Double Cream Brie, Citrus Vanilla Cider & Spiced … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Pan Seared Alaskan Salmon with Meyer Lemon Sauce

Cooking with Heinen’s | Pan Seared Alaskan Salmon with Meyer Lemon Sauce

 With turkey headed to a Thanksgiving table near you, for this week’s edition of Cooking with Heinen’s we’re taking a trip to the seafood counter! Today I’m preparing pan seared wild Alaskan salmon fillets served with Meyer lemon sauce and broccolini (which is our new FAVORITE form of broccoli. We may never turn back). Broccolini has a loose flowery head with a longer stem. It tastes … Read more…

NoonDaily FOOD | Nine Divine Salads

NoonDaily FOOD | Nine Divine Salads

 With Thanksgiving coming up next week, we’re taking a look at the lighter side of local dining with NINE DIVINE SALADS recently featured at Barrington area restaurants. We’re sinking our teeth into these sweet and savory greens for today’s NoonDaily Update. Can you match the photos with their captions below? (click an image to start the gallery, tap or hover for quick captions & find … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Maple Caramel Bacon Crack

Cooking with Heinen’s | Maple Caramel Bacon Crack

 I had second-thoughts about keeping the name of this recipe true to the original. “Crack” might offend some people leading them to think of the illegal drug scene. After much deliberation and a few pieces of this delicious treat, I have decided to keep it’s original and apply given name. Frankly it should be illegal and it is truly addictive. When I first discovered this … Read more…

NoonDaily FOOD | Ambrosia’s Cubs Creations, Seared Scallops at NEAR, Pinstripes Patio S’mores & MORE!

NoonDaily FOOD | Ambrosia’s Cubs Creations, Seared Scallops at NEAR, Pinstripes Patio S’mores & MORE!

 I hope you’re hungry because today’s NoonDaily Update features a gorgeous gallery of amazing food found right here in the Barrington area. All of these photographs were taken of dishes and drinks prepared locally at local eateries like Pinstripes, Near, Farmhouse on North, Biaggi’s, Ambrosia Patisserie, Cook Street Coffee, Southern Belles Pancakes, Savory Salads & MORE! Feast your eyes on these culinary creations… Can you … Read more…

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | A New England-Inspired Meal with Modern Farmette

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | A New England-Inspired Meal with Modern Farmette

 For this week’s Heinen’s Sunday Supper, the couple behind the gorgeous new seasonal recipe blog, The Modern Farmette, is taking us on an autumn trip to coastal New England. Barrington area photographers Ben and Miranda Gustafson share a passion for cooking with farm-fresh ingredients. No matter what’s on their grocery list, they say shopping at Heinen’s offers an endless source of inspiration. A New England-Inspired … Read more…

NoonDaily FOOD | Biaggi’s Pomme Frites, Farmhouse Hanger Steak with Béarnaise, McGonigal’s Burger & Wings Wednesdays, Francesca’s Gnocchi Montovana & More!

NoonDaily FOOD | Biaggi’s Pomme Frites, Farmhouse Hanger Steak with Béarnaise, McGonigal’s Burger & Wings Wednesdays, Francesca’s Gnocchi Montovana & More!

 Who’s hungry? Because we’re focused on local FOOD for today’s NoonDaily Update, featuring some of the latest menu items found at local eateries including Biaggi’s, Farmhouse on North, McGonigal’s Pub, Shakou Sushi, Francesca’s, Pinstripes & Pure PLUS dishes prepared from Heinen’s groceries! NoonDaily is our new approach to gathering information and sharing the good things (and fabulous food) happening locally. Each day we publish a … Read more…

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Glantz Family Gumbo with Chicken & Sausage

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Glantz Family Gumbo with Chicken & Sausage

 Something I so love about my blog, A Life From Scratch, is the doors it has opened and the people I have gotten to meet. What started off as a mere space to share recipes has grown and opened doors with Apartment Therapy, Martha Stewart Living, Make It Better, and most recently a darling business right in my own home town: 365 Barrington. The owner, … Read more…

NoonDaily FOOD | Frantonio’s Buon Appetito Sub, Chick-fil-A’s Chicken Tortilla Soup, Egg Harbor’s Autumn Harvest Cappucino, Ambrosia’s Apple Normandy Tart & More!

NoonDaily FOOD | Frantonio’s Buon Appetito Sub, Chick-fil-A’s Chicken Tortilla Soup, Egg Harbor’s Autumn Harvest Cappucino, Ambrosia’s Apple Normandy Tart & More!

 We’re focusing on local FOOD for today’s NoonDaily Update, our new approach to gathering information and sharing the good things happening in and around Barrington, Illinois. Each day we publish a post at noon featuring the latest collected photos and information from various sources around town and we hope you’ll join us in sharing. Today’s update is complied with photos and stories submitted by astute … Read more…

Heart of Europe Cafe Named Best Doughnut Shop in Illinois

Heart of Europe Cafe Named Best Doughnut Shop in Illinois

 Congratulations to Barrington’s own Heart of Europe Cafe for being named “Best Doughnut Shop” in the state of Illinois! Buzzfeed.com recently compiled a list of the best doughnut shops by state according to Yelp user reviews and Heart of Europe Cafe came out on top in our entire state. After moving here from Poland, sisters Emilia Augustyn and Kasia Mierzejewska opened Heart of Europe Cafe … Read more…

Cooking with Heinens | Roasted Chicken, Three Ways

Cooking with Heinens | Roasted Chicken, Three Ways

 Starting with one simple recipe we’re creating three delicious meals for your busy week. Roasted Chicken Three Ways. Your gang won’t get tired of chicken by having it three times in one week because each dish is so unique.  We’re starting with Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage. You could just buy a ready-roasted chicken, but roasting your own is better in many ways. Your kitchen will … Read more…