365Barrington http://365barrington.com One thing to do each day in Barrington, Illinois Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:37:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 310. Gobble-uns ‘at Gits You & a Poem for Halloween Night http://365barrington.com/2014/10/31/310-little-orphan-annie-poem-for-halloween-night/ http://365barrington.com/2014/10/31/310-little-orphan-annie-poem-for-halloween-night/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:51:31 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=193120 Now I know why I was such an obedient child ;). It all stems from a poem my mother used to read to us at night that was TERRIFYING! She’d open up this ancient book and read the poem from a piece of tattered newspaper taped to the inside cover.  The book belonged to my […]]]>

Now I know why I was such an obedient child ;). It all stems from a poem my mother used to read to us at night that was TERRIFYING! She’d open up this ancient book and read the poem from a piece of tattered newspaper taped to the inside cover.  The book belonged to my great-grandmother and it’s called The Best Loved Poems of the American People, Copyright 1936.

Best Loved Poems of the American People (And my great-grandmother, Frankie LaBarge)

Best Loved Poems of the American People (And my great-grandmother, Frankie LaBarge)

I remember the goosebumps I’d get and can still hear my mom’s voice when she read us this poem that was so scary, it gave me nightmares.  (Thanks a lot, mom!)

Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley

Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley

The poem is called “Little Orphant Annie” and it inspired the beloved “Annie” character of movie, radio and comic strip fame.  It was written in 1885 by James Whitcomb Riley who wrote his rhymes in nineteenth century Hoosier dialect.

The stories in the poem each tell of a naughty child who is snatched away by goblins as a result of their misbehavior. The underlying moral and warning is announced in the final stanza, telling children that they should obey their parents and be kind to the unfortunate, lest they suffer the same fate.

Now a parent to three young children, I’m starting to believe my mother had ulterior motives in reading us this rhyme and I thought I’d share it with you to set a spooky tone for this gray and chilly Halloween night…

 

Little Orphant Annie

by James Whitcomb Riley

Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay,
An’ wash the cups an’ saucers up, an’ brush the crumbs away,
An’ shoo the chickens off the porch, an’ dust the hearth, an’ sweep,
An’ make the fire, an’ bake the bread, an’ earn her board-an’-keep;
An’ all us other childern, when the supper things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire an’ has the mostest fun
A-list’nin’ to the witch-tales ‘at Annie tells about,
An’ the Gobble-uns ‘at gits you
             Ef you
                Don’t
                   Watch
                      Out!
							 
Onc’t they was a little boy wouldn’t say his prayers,--
So when he went to bed at night, away up stairs,
His Mammy heerd him holler, an’ his Daddy heerd him bawl,
An’ when they turn’t the kivvers down, he wasn’t there at all!
An’ they seeked him in the rafter-room, an’ cubby-hole, an’ press,
An’ seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an’ ever’wheres, I guess;
But all they ever found was thist his pants an’ roundabout--
An’ the Gobble-uns’ll git you
             Ef you
                Don’t
                   Watch
                      Out!
							 
An’ one time a little girl ‘ud allus laugh an’ grin,
An’ make fun of ever’one, an’ all her blood an’ kin;
An’ onc’t, when they was “company," an’ ole folks was there,
She mocked ‘em an’ shocked ‘em, an’ said she didn’t care!
An’ thist as she kicked her heels, an’ turn’t to run an’ hide,
They was two great big Black Things a-standin’ by her side,
An’ they snatched her through the ceilin’ ‘fore she knowed what she’s about!
An’ the Gobble-uns’ll git you
             Ef you
                Don’t
                   Watch
                      Out!
							 
An’ little Orphant Annie says when the blaze is blue,
An’ the lamp-wick sputters, an’ the wind goes woo-oo!
An’ you hear the crickets quit, an’ the moon is gray,
An’ the lightnin’-bugs in dew is all squenched away,--
You better mind yer parents, an’ yer teachers fond an’ dear,
An’ churish them ‘at loves you, an’ dry the orphant’s tear,
An’ he’p the pore an’ needy ones ‘at clusters all about,
Er the Gobble-uns’ll git you
             Ef you
                Don’t
                   Watch
                      Out!

Do you have any favorite poems for Halloween or any day of the year?  If so, please share in the comments box below.  And just in case the “Little Orphant Annie” poem alone is not quite creepy enough, enjoy this reading by James Whitcomb Riley himself and have a Happy Halloween!

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309. Barrington Health: Five Myths About the Flu http://365barrington.com/2014/10/30/309-barrington-health-five-myths-about-the-flu-advocate-good-shepherd-hospital/ http://365barrington.com/2014/10/30/309-barrington-health-five-myths-about-the-flu-advocate-good-shepherd-hospital/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:48:42 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=193101 Flu season starts now (are you vaccinated yet?) and can last as long as the spring. With symptoms that could knock you out for nearly two weeks and could possibly cause hospitalization, one would think getting the vaccine would be a simple solution. However many don’t vaccinate and depending on the severity of the flu […]]]>

Flu season starts now (are you vaccinated yet?) and can last as long as the spring. With symptoms that could knock you out for nearly two weeks and could possibly cause hospitalization, one would think getting the vaccine would be a simple solution. However many don’t vaccinate and depending on the severity of the flu season, between 3,000 and 49,000 people die from the flu each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Barrington Health Beat: Five Myths About the Flu

Barrington Health Beat: Five Myths About the Flu

With those eye opening statistics, why are there still so many myths about the flu? Dr. Sivakami Thayu, an internist at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, shares the truth and what you can do to reduce your risk of getting the flu…

The flu shot makes you sick

Dr. Thayu explains that the injectable flu vaccine doesn’t actually contain any part of a living flu virus, and a dead virus can’t make you sick.

“This myth is still around because you might feel as if you’re getting sick after receiving the flu vaccine. The reason you might feel tired or achy after the flu shot is because your body is busy making antibodies against the flu,” she says. “It takes about two weeks for your body to form these antibodies and fully protect yourself. You might get sick after the flu shot but that is not because of the vaccine itself, it’s just an unfortunate coincidence.”

Young, healthy people don’t get the flu

“Even if you’re not in a high-risk group (the very young, the elderly, and people with underlying illnesses), getting the flu shot can stop the spread of influenza to those vulnerable populations,” Dr. Thayu says. “The more of us who get vaccinated, the less of the flu virus is being passed around in our community. I recommend my patients receive the flu vaccine because the last thing they want to do is bring it home to their spouse, children, or their elderly parents. By getting the flu vaccine, you protect yourself and you also protect your friends and family.”

Don’t get a flu shot if you are pregnant

“Actually, the flu shot is really important for pregnant women since antibodies from the mother can help protect the baby for the first few months of life. This is so important because this is when infants are very vulnerable to flu and are not old enough to get the flu shot yet,” Dr. Thayu says. “Pregnancy increases your chance of having a more severe case of the flu, which can affect your pregnancy. High fevers and severe infections can lead to serious pregnancy complications and even premature labor. The flu shot is safe for pregnant women and has been given to millions of pregnant women over the years.”

Just wash your hands

Washing your hands is a great strategy overall to prevent getting sick, she says. However, influenza is passed through the air when a contagious person coughs or sneezes. The flu can also be shared by touching a contaminated surface (the flu virus can live up to eight hours on surfaces). “Definitely wash your hands regularly with soap and water and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth,” Dr. Thayu says. “This will decrease your risk of getting sick but above all, the best prevention is to get vaccinated. You can’t control the accidental cough or sneeze that comes in your direction.”

If you get the flu, the shot failed

“If you do get the flu after getting the flu shot, you unfortunately got a strain of the flu that wasn’t covered in this year’s vaccine,” Dr. Thayu says. “Every year, scientists predict the strains of influenza which make up the annual flu shot. If you do get sick, the flu shot will give you some protection and your symptoms will most likely be less severe.”

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit AdvocateHealth.com/gshp.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at 450 W. Highway 22 in Barrington

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at 450 W. Highway 22 in Barrington

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About the Author

Post 300 - Erin Abbey at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Erin Abbey is the public affairs and marketing manager at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington where she works on getting the word out about hospital news and accomplishments as well as community events and activities.

Erin recently relocated from Chicago to the northwest suburbs where she lives with her husband, two young daughters and her dog Kallie. When she’s not at work, Erin enjoys exploring new restaurants, practicing yoga and pilates, reading as much as possible and attempting to keep up with all the news on social media.

CLICK HERE to read the latest articles Erin has written for Advocate Health’s enews platform at achealthenews.com.

She is also the author of our 365 Barrington Health Beat series focused on advice from area physicians, the latest medical news and trends toward better health in and around Barrington.

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308. Ice House Mall Video Tour, History Exhibit & Halloween Trick-or-Treating http://365barrington.com/2014/10/29/308-ice-house-mall-video-tour-history-exhibit-halloween-trick-or-treating/ http://365barrington.com/2014/10/29/308-ice-house-mall-video-tour-history-exhibit-halloween-trick-or-treating/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:54:49 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=192956 Barrington’s Ice House Mall is rolling out the red carpet for trick-or-treaters this Friday to celebrate Halloween. Bring your kids in costume so they can have fun filling their candy bags while you enjoy a little shopping and dining. All stores will be offering Halloween treats between 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October […]]]>

Barrington’s Ice House Mall is rolling out the red carpet for trick-or-treaters this Friday to celebrate Halloween. Bring your kids in costume so they can have fun filling their candy bags while you enjoy a little shopping and dining.

Trick or Treating at the Ice House Mall from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Halloween

Trick or Treating at the Ice House Mall from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Halloween

All stores will be offering Halloween treats between 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 31st. There will be a Halloween craft corner set up at the Ice House Mall & Village Shops for some good old-fashioned holiday fun along with Halloween crafts at Tootsies Shoes and Tommy Terri Children’s Boutique all day long. Plus, Tootsies is offering $10 off any regular price shoes on Friday, October 31st only when kids show up in their costumes!

An exciting collection of stores awaits at the Ice House Mall featuring women and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories, gifts, original artwork and antiques.  The Sanctuary Salon and Spa offers a relaxing oasis.  The Travel House will help you plan your next weekend getaway or exotic vacation. And Chessie’s Restaurant provides a rare opportunity to enjoy lunch or dinner daily inside a vintage Illinois Railway dining car.

In his latest report for “Barrington Uncovered”, 365BarringtonTV’s Alex Gaul takes us on a video tour with a sampling of the shops and a taste of the history only found inside Barrington’s Ice House Mall.

To help you do some “window shopping” before your Ice House Halloween shopping excursion, we’ve been busy taking photos of the latest merchandise spotted around the mall.  We love the winter boots and Knitwits children’s hats on display at Tootsies, soaps at Acacia Organics and fall fashions found at Savvy Spirit!

Click to view slideshow.

And for all of you history buffs, here’s yet another reason to visit Barrington’s Ice House Mall.  An exhibit is now underway at the Ice House featuring vintage photos and facts about the evolution of Barrington’s historic train-line property, which was built in 1904. Originally the Bowman Dairy and then the Jefferson Suburban Ice Company, the Ice House’s story speaks volumes about Barrington’s history.  You’ll find the Bowman Dairy exhibit at the Ice House Mall across from Acacia Organics.  It’s open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bowman Dairy, now Barrington's Ice House Mall

Bowman Dairy, now Barrington’s Ice House Mall

Barrington’s Ice House Mall & Village Shops is located at 200 Applebee Street in downtown Barrington. For more information, CLICK HERE to follow the Ice House Mall on Facebook. To learn more about upcoming events and to find the mall directory, visit their website at IceHouseMall.com.

The Ice House Mall is also a member of the Barrington Online Marketplace, our carefully curated collection of local business profiles here at 365Barrington.com.  CLICK HERE to read more about this historic Barrington treasure and CLICK HERE to explore the various local businesses we’ve profiled for 365Barrington’s Marketplace.

Ice House Mall - 200 Applebee Street in Barrington, Illinois

Ice House Mall – 200 Applebee Street in Barrington, Illinois

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307. Barrington Style with LUXE wearhouse: A Guide to Successfully Mixing Prints http://365barrington.com/2014/10/27/307-barrington-style-luxe-wearhouse-guide-to-successfully-mixing-prints/ http://365barrington.com/2014/10/27/307-barrington-style-luxe-wearhouse-guide-to-successfully-mixing-prints/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:06:12 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=192895 Plaids with polka dots? Floral and stripes? Yes, you can mix these prints and we are encouraging you to try out this trend! We do find that sometimes it is difficult to know when it is ok to mix prints and how to do it successfully, so we have come up with a few guidelines […]]]>

Plaids with polka dots? Floral and stripes? Yes, you can mix these prints and we are encouraging you to try out this trend! We do find that sometimes it is difficult to know when it is ok to mix prints and how to do it successfully, so we have come up with a few guidelines to help you get this trend right on point.

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Successfully Mixing Prints - Recently Pinned by LUXE wearhouse on Pintrest

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Successfully Mixing Prints – Recently Pinned by LUXE wearhouse on Pintrest

Stripes are the easiest to match with, they almost work as a neutral when it comes to prints. Stripes can go with florals, plaids, polka dots, animal prints and almost any print. Make sure the color of the prints work together. If the colors don’t work together, then the prints won’t work either and it will end up looking mismatched and unpolished.

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Successfully Mixing Prints - Recently Pinned by LUXE wearhouse on Pintrest

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Successfully Mixing Prints – Recently Pinned by LUXE wearhouse on Pintrest

Match prints together that are not on the same scale, for example, a larger floral print with thin stripes. Keep in mind prints on a larger scale can make you appear larger and prints on a super small scale can be too busy and not very appealing to the eye. Find what prints work best for your body type and focus your outfit around that print. Choose one print to be the bold print and the main focus. You want the other print to complement that bolder print, not compete with it. We love plaid this season and it is a great print that can work back with stripes, polka dots and even animal prints!

Post - Barrington Style - Plaid Collage

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Successfully Mixing Prints – Recently Pinned by LUXE wearhouse on Pintrest

If you are uneasy about mixing prints try easing into it by breaking up the prints with a solid piece like a jacket or belt. Another tip for beginners is to add a leopard print bag, belt, scarf, blouse or shoe to any print for a classic and sophisticated look.

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Successfully Mixing Prints - Recently Pinned by LUXE wearhouse on Pintrest

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Successfully Mixing Prints – Recently Pinned by LUXE wearhouse on Pintrest

Don’t be shy this season and freshen up your look by mixing prints that will take your outfit from ordinary to extraordinary!

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Along with our Monday Barrington Style posts at 365Barrington.com, we’re running a weekly contest with a $25 LUXE wearhouse gift card prize on the line, inviting readers to share their personal style questions. Here are a few of your fashion questions from this week, along with our replies…

What’s the best way to cover a post baby tummy without always going with a Baggie top??   – Jenna Zilka

Fist of all, we would like to say congratulations on your newest family member! We know that those months post baby can be hard and covering up post baby weight and still looking and feeling good about yourself can be tricky! We love a baggy shirt or sweater because it is comfy and it conceals a tummy but its not the most flattering look. Try pairing a loose fitting T-shirt with a more fitted cardigan or casual blazer. This allows us room to feel comfortable in our stomach area but still shows off our shape. A loose fitting printed blouse is another great option. The print can take focus away from a problem area. Another good idea is to try a wrap style shirt, sweater or blouse. The wrap or faux wrap look is such a flattering look and is such a great option for concealing a tummy.

What is the best looking jacket and dress skinny pants that you can get? Need to look great for a holiday party!!  – Kim Mirski

Right now we are loving any style moto jacket weather its faux leather, wool or cotton. This style is our go-to for a jacket this season. It is so versatile and can be worn with almost anything. For a dress pant we love a skinny black ponte pant. It looks great on and is so comfortable! It really redefines what we think of a black dress pant! We also love a skinny faux leather legging with a longer jacket or sweater for a fun and trendy holiday look.

 

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Post 300 - Winner Barrington Style Contest!

And now to the winner of this week’s Barrington Style contest…  Once again, we’re giving away a $25 LUXE wearhouse gift certificate and we have so many great new items to choose from in our store! We just drew the name of our winner from this past week’s contest. And the winner is…

Kathleen Snelten

Congratulations, Kathleen, and thank you for entering. We’ll be in touch about getting you your prize.

Here’s the entry form for this week’s contest. All are welcome to enter. Good luck!

Fill out my online form.

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Marketplace - LUXE WearhouseAbout LUXE wearhouse

Founded by Barrington resident and long-time fashion industry merchandising expert, Marcy Sparr, LUXE wearhouse is an upscale, discount women’s boutique. Along with her partners Annie Lang and Amanda Burgess, Marcy fills a niche in the market by giving women a luxury shopping experience with amazing customer service and personal styling advice, at a fraction of the cost of a high-end boutique.

LUXE wearhouse offers a carefully edited selection of clothing, jewelry, accessories, handbags, gift and home items at up to 75% off of retail. Beyond current merchandise at huge discounts, LUXE wearhouse offers customers a boutique shopping experience with personalized service and lots of extras.

LUXEwearhouse.com

LUXEwearhouse.com

You will find the LUXE wearhouse at The Quentin Collection shops located at 20771 N. Rand Road in Kildeer, located between Sally Beauty and the cleaners. Their phone number is 847-438-4880. For more information, CLICK HERE to follow LUXE wearhouse on Facebook or visit their website at LUXEwearhouse.com.

LUXEwearhouse.com

LUXEwearhouse.com

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306. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Welcomes Family Medicine Physician Asunta Moduthagam, MD http://365barrington.com/2014/10/27/306-advocate-good-shepherd-hospital-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-asunta-moduthagam-md/ http://365barrington.com/2014/10/27/306-advocate-good-shepherd-hospital-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-asunta-moduthagam-md/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:26:14 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=192900 Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is pleased to welcome family medicine physician Asunta Moduthagam, MD to Advocate Medical Group. She will be seeing patients at the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Health and Fitness Center at 1301 South Barrington Road in Barrington. Here are just a few quick highlights about Dr. Moduthagam’s background and areas of medical […]]]>

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is pleased to welcome family medicine physician Asunta Moduthagam, MD to Advocate Medical Group. She will be seeing patients at the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Health and Fitness Center at 1301 South Barrington Road in Barrington.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Health & Fitness Center

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Health & Fitness Center

Here are just a few quick highlights about Dr. Moduthagam’s background and areas of medical expertise:

Dr. Asunta Moduthagam, MD
Asunta Moduthagam, MD

Dr. Asunta Moduthagam

Dr. Moduthagam has a special interest in preventive medicine for patients with diabetes, hypertension and coronary artery disease.

She studied medicine at American University in St. Maarten.

She completed a residency at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio.

She describes her philosophy of care as follows:

“A physician excels with heartfelt compassion and medical intellect.  I listen to a patient’s viewpoint and provide the best care with thoughtfulness and concern.”

Dr. Moduthagam is now accepting new patients.  To make an appointment, contact 1.800.3ADVOCATE.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit AdvocateHealth.com/gshp.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at 450 W. Highway 22 in Barrington

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at 450 W. Highway 22 in Barrington

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About the Author

Post 300 - Erin Abbey at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Erin Abbey is the public affairs and marketing manager at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington where she works on getting the word out about hospital news and accomplishments as well as community events and activities.

Erin recently relocated from Chicago to the northwest suburbs where she lives with her husband, two young daughters and her dog Kallie. When she’s not at work, Erin enjoys exploring new restaurants, practicing yoga and pilates, reading as much as possible and attempting to keep up with all the news on social media.

CLICK HERE to read the latest articles Erin has written for Advocate Health’s enews platform at achealthenews.com.

She is also the author of our 365 Barrington Health Beat series focused on advice from area physicians, the latest medical news and trends toward better health in and around Barrington.

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305. Heinen’s “Freaky Fruit” Inspires Haunted Halloween Menus http://365barrington.com/2014/10/25/305-heinens-freaky-fruit-inspires-haunted-halloween-menus/ http://365barrington.com/2014/10/25/305-heinens-freaky-fruit-inspires-haunted-halloween-menus/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:44:17 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=192814 Planning a party this Halloween? You’ll find great ideas to inspire the most haunted holiday menus inside the Produce Department at Heinen’s Grocery in Barrington. Head straight to the exotic produce display and ask one of Heinen’s produce associates about using Melissa’s “Freaky Fruits” to create a spooky assortment of colorfully creepy dishes. Melissa’s is […]]]>

Planning a party this Halloween? You’ll find great ideas to inspire the most haunted holiday menus inside the Produce Department at Heinen’s Grocery in Barrington.

Freaky Fruit Recipes Featuring Melissa's Exotic Produce at Heinen's Grocery in Barrington

Plan Your Haunted Halloween Menu with Heinen’s Freaky Fruits

Head straight to the exotic produce display and ask one of Heinen’s produce associates about using Melissa’s “Freaky Fruits” to create a spooky assortment of colorfully creepy dishes.

Ask a Heinen's Produce Associate About Haunted Halloween Menu Inspired by "Freaky Fruit"

Ask a Heinen’s Produce Associate About Haunted Halloween Menu Inspired by “Freaky Fruit”

Melissa’s is Heinen’s source for the freshest exotic produce.  And they’re showcasing recipes by the “Freaky Fruit” displays at Heinen’s through Halloween.

Plan Your Haunted Halloween Menu with Heinen's Freaky Fruit

Plan Your Haunted Halloween Menu with Heinen’s Freaky Fruit

Here are some of the fun Halloween dishes you can make at home after a quick trip to Heinen’s.  CLICK HERE to find the full collection of recipes at Melissas.com.

Mini Monster Snacks

Ingredients
6 Rambutans
1 packet Melissa’s Pomegrante Arils or 1 Pomegranate

CLICK HERE for the full recipe and directions…

Mini Monster Snacks Prepared with Heinen's Freaky Fruits

Mini Monster Snacks Made with Heinen’s Freaky Fruits

Monster Melons

Ingredients
Kiwano Melons
Rambutans, Longans and other decorative fruits or candies if desired

CLICK HERE for the full recipe and directions…

Monster Melons Prepared with Heinen's Freaky Fruits

Monster Melons Prepared with Heinen’s Freaky Fruits

Dragon Egg Stew

Ingredients
10 Cactus Pears
2 cups Apple Cider
2 cups Sparkling Water
6 or more Rambutans
6 or more Longans

CLICK HERE for the full recipe and directions…

Dragon Egg Stew Prepared with Heinen's Freaky Fruits

Dragon Egg Stew Prepared with Heinen’s Freaky Fruits

Lime Slime Punch

Ingredients

6 tablespoons Melissa’s White Chia Seeds
2 cups Warm Water
3 cups Limeade Green Food Coloring

CLICK HERE for the full recipe and directions…

Lime Slime Punch Prepared with Heinen's Freaky Fruits

Lime Slime Punch Prepared with Heinen’s Freaky Fruits

Zombie Eyeballs

Ingredients
8 Longans
4 Passion Fruits

CLICK HERE for the full recipe and directions…

Zombie Eyeballs Prepared with Heinen's Freaky Fruits

Zombie Eyeballs Prepared with Heinen’s Freaky Fruits

Sugar Worms

Ingredients

1 Buddha’s Hand Citron
3 cups Water
3 cups Sugar plus more for tossing fruit
1 glass Ice Water

CLICK HERE for the full recipe and directions…

Sugar Worms Prepared with Heinen's Freaky Fruit

Sugar Worms Prepared with Heinen’s Freaky Fruit

Haunted Graveyard

Ingredients
6 cups Chocolate Pudding (from 3 packets instant pudding mix, prepared)
3 cups Cookie Crumbs (from 1 large pack sandwich cookies, crumbled in a food processor)
4 cups Whipped Topping (about 1 container)
1” thick slice of Jackfruit
1 Buddha’s Hand Citron
Gummy Worms
Candied Buddha’s Hand Worms
1 tube Icing Gel, black
9″ x 13” baking pan

CLICK HERE for the full recipe and directions…

Haunted Graveyard Prepared with Heinen's Freaky Fruits

Haunted Graveyard Prepared with Heinen’s Freaky Fruits

Freaky Fruit Salad

Ingredients
1 Kiwano Melon
1 Dragon Fruit
1 Strawberry Papaya
1 Cherimoya
1 container Finger Limes

CLICK HERE for the full recipe and directions…

Freaky Fruit Salad Prepared with Heinen's Freaky Fruits

Freaky Fruit Salad Prepared with Heinen’s Freaky Fruits

Heinen’s Grocery is located at 500 N. Hough Street, between E. Main Street and Route 14 (next to Meathead’s) in Barrington, Illinois. They’re open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit Heinens.com.

Heinen's Grocery Store in Barrington, Illinois

Heinen’s Grocery Store in Barrington, Illinois

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304. Four Restaurants Receive TasteFest Voter’s Choice Awards http://365barrington.com/2014/10/24/304-four-restaurants-receive-tastefest-voters-choice-awards/ http://365barrington.com/2014/10/24/304-four-restaurants-receive-tastefest-voters-choice-awards/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:30 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=192687 Four local restaurants earned top prizes during this week’s annual Great Barrington Area TasteFest featuring a delicious menu of tastes from dozens of area purveyors of food and spirits. Throughout the night guests voted for their favorite foods in four categories including “Best Taste”, “Best Entrée”, “Best Dessert” and “Best Spirit” and we have the […]]]>

Four local restaurants earned top prizes during this week’s annual Great Barrington Area TasteFest featuring a delicious menu of tastes from dozens of area purveyors of food and spirits. Throughout the night guests voted for their favorite foods in four categories including “Best Taste”, “Best Entrée”, “Best Dessert” and “Best Spirit” and we have the names of this year’s winners!

Great Barrington Area TasteFest 2014

Great Barrington Area TasteFest 2014

Hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, TasteFest was again held at the Chicago Marriott Northwest this year and hundreds of guests turned out to socialize while enjoying a sampling of local cuisine and spirits. At the end of the night, Chamber leaders announced the four winners who received the most votes of the evening. And the winners are…

Best Taste

Francesca’s Famiglia in Barrington for their Mushroom Ravioli
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Francesca's Famiglia Wins TasteFest 2014 "Best Taste" Award

Francesca’s Famiglia Wins TasteFest 2014 “Best Taste” Award

Best Entrée

Mandiles Italian Restaurant in Algonquin for their Lasagna Rigatone with Vodka Sauce
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Mandile's Italian Restaurant

Mandile’s Italian Restaurant Lasagna Rigatone with Vodka Sauce

Mandile's Restaurant Wins TasteFest 2014 Best Entrée Award

Mandile’s Restaurant Wins TasteFest 2014 Best Entrée Award

Best Dessert

Savory Salads for their Crack Brownies
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Savory Salads Wins TasteFest 2014 "Best Dessert" Award

Savory Salads Wins TasteFest 2014 “Best Dessert” Award

Savory Salads' "Crack Brownies"

Savory Salads’ “Crack Brownies”

Best Spirits

Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant for wine
CoopersHawkWinery.com

CoopersHawkWinery.com

CoopersHawkWinery.com

All of the dishes we sampled at TasteFest were so delicious and I highly recommend you find time to visit these participating restaurants.

Apple Villa Famous Pancake House & Restaurant * Brunch Café * Calibre Coffee * Chatterbox of Long Grove * Chicago Marriott Northwest * Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant * Copper Fiddle Distillery * Francesca’s Famiglia * Georgios Chicago Pizzeria of South Barrington * Great Harvest Bread Co. * Jennie and Vera’s Cookies * Lindy’s Restaurant and Marina * Mandile’s Italian Ristorante & Banquets * McGonigal’s Pub * Pinstripes * Savory Salads Inc. * Slyce Coal Fired Pizza * Tiburon Rum * Tilted Kilt Schaumburg

If you missed TasteFest 2014, we took photos to share a collection of snapshots from the evening.

Click to view slideshow.

We’d like to say thanks to the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce for hosting another successful TasteFest, bringing us all together for a successful evening of tasting and networking our way through the restaurants of Barrington.  TasteFest is one of our favorite fall evenings of the season and this year’s event was a great success!

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce - LogoAbout the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce

Through the involvement of its nearly 900 Members, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization of businesses committed to advocating and supporting a vibrant economy for the Barrington region.

Since 1969, the Barrington Area Chamber has been facilitating collaboration among the unique communities of the Barrington area including Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Long Grove and Tower Lakes.

To learn more about the Chamber’s mission and for the list of all Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce members, visit BarringtonChamber.com/list.

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303. Make a Difference Day with Citizens for Conservation http://365barrington.com/2014/10/23/303-make-a-difference-day-with-citizens-for-conservation/ http://365barrington.com/2014/10/23/303-make-a-difference-day-with-citizens-for-conservation/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:40:01 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=192667 Citizens for Conservation is planning a special way to commemorate Make a Difference Day, the largest day of community service in the nation. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join in collecting seed of native plants from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 25th, at CFC headquarters. Their goal for this fall […]]]>

Citizens for Conservation is planning a special way to commemorate Make a Difference Day, the largest day of community service in the nation. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join in collecting seed of native plants from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 25th, at CFC headquarters.

Join Citizens for Conservation on Make a Difference Day

Join Citizens for Conservation on Make a Difference Day – Photographed by Diane Bodkin

Their goal for this fall is to collect enough seed to cover 500 acres of future prairies, savannas and wetlands and you can help them make a difference!

You’ll find CFC headquarters right across from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at 459 West Hwy 22 in Lake Barrington. (Look for the white farmhouse with a silo.)  Bring gloves and sturdy shoes and join millions of people across the nation working to make their communities better places.  The common mission of Make a Difference Day is – simply – to improve the lives of others. To learn more, visit MakeADifferenceDay.com.

Citizens for Conservation’s mission is “Saving Living Space for Living Things” through protection, restoration and stewardship of land, conservation of natural resources, and education. For more information about the work they do, visit their website at CitizensforConservation.org.

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CitizensforConservation.org

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302. First Annual Barrington Giving Day Halloween Bash http://365barrington.com/2014/10/23/302-first-annual-barrington-giving-day-halloween-bash/ http://365barrington.com/2014/10/23/302-first-annual-barrington-giving-day-halloween-bash/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:46:42 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=192655 Come have a Spooktacular night while supporting a great cause at Barrington Giving Day’s First Annual Halloween Bash. The party starts at 7 p.m. at McGonigal’s Pub on Saturday, October 25th, and you’re welcome to come in costume or as yourself! There will be an open bar, food, DJ, psychics and more entertainment included with […]]]>

Come have a Spooktacular night while supporting a great cause at Barrington Giving Day’s First Annual Halloween Bash. The party starts at 7 p.m. at McGonigal’s Pub on Saturday, October 25th, and you’re welcome to come in costume or as yourself!

BarringtonGivingDay.org/Halloween

BarringtonGivingDay.org/Halloween

There will be an open bar, food, DJ, psychics and more entertainment included with the ticket price! (Must be 21 or older to attend.)  Tickets cost $75 per person or $85 at the door and you can buy them online at BarringtonGivingDay.org/Halloween.  You’ll find McGonigal’s Pub at 105 South Cook Street in Barrington, Illinois.

With the prediction of another CRAZY COLD winter, the Halloween Bash will help Barrington Giving Day make sure each child has a warm coat, blankets and other necessities. Your tickets purchase will help make a difference in the lives of others!

Barrington Giving Day is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization that invites families on the Free and Reduced lunch program in the 220 School District to Giving Day Event’s (A Back to School Event and a Winter Event) where they receive food, warm coats, hats/gloves, blankets, clothes, books, toys and other much needed items. In 2013, Barrington Giving Day provided help to over 1,000 families that included 3,000 children, and senior citizens. Each year the need is greater.

To volunteer for the cause, CLICK HERE, to donate, CLICK HERE, and for more information about Barrington Giving Day’s history and mission, visit BarringtonGivingDay.org.

BarringtonGivingDay.org

BarringtonGivingDay.org

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301. Haunted Hills Are Alive Barrington Hills Fall Heritage Festival http://365barrington.com/2014/10/22/301-the-haunted-hills-are-alive-barrington-hills-fall-heritage-festival/ http://365barrington.com/2014/10/22/301-the-haunted-hills-are-alive-barrington-hills-fall-heritage-festival/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:59:37 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=192607 The Village of Barrington Hills is celebrating the community’s rich equestrian history with its second annual “Haunted” Hills are Alive Fall Heritage Festival from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, October 25th.  Dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes and bring trick-or-treat bags for a safe, fun-filled Barrington Hills trot throughout the festival! Gather […]]]>

The Village of Barrington Hills is celebrating the community’s rich equestrian history with its second annual “Haunted” Hills are Alive Fall Heritage Festival from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, October 25th.  Dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes and bring trick-or-treat bags for a safe, fun-filled Barrington Hills trot throughout the festival!

BarringtonHills-il.gov

BarringtonHills-il.gov

Gather with friends and neighbors as you enjoy music, food and wine plus these fun festival highlights:

Games * Animal Shows * Family Races * Chicken Beauty Contest * Hay Rides * Equestrian Shows * Jumpy House * Tennis Court Challenge * Desserts * Face Painting * Balloon Artists and much more!

They’ll also be featuring a live performance by Darryl Markette and 7th Heaven’s Nick Cox.

BarringtonHills-il.gov

BarringtonHills-il.gov

Also – help decorate the Haunted Hills!  This year kids will have the chance to help make our Haunted Hills look alive! Pumpkins will be available at the Village Hall for pick up the week before the event (October 20-24) for families to take home, decorate and bring back to the event for display.

The Barrington Hills Fall Festival will take place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at the Barrington Hills Park District Riding Center, 361 Bateman Road, in Barrington Hills.  For more information, or to volunteer for the event, visit Facebook.com/BarringtonHillsIL, or BarringtonHills-il.gov/hillsalive.htm.

BarringtonHills-il.gov

BarringtonHills-il.gov

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