New Year's Eats: 10 resolutions to improve your relation to food

Katy Vogt, Blogger
November 27, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Out of the Frying Pan

Though January is still a month away, it's never too early to start thinking about the new year. With this fresh start in mind, there's always room for improvement. Here are 10 ways to change up how you relate to food when 2013 comes around: 1. Eat local/regional foods and know where your... Read More »

Friendsgiving: Pulling potluck for affordability, fun

Friendsgiving: Pulling potluck for affordability, fun

Katy Vogt, Blogger
November 19, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Out of the Frying Pan

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it would be difficult to deny the fact many of us have turkey (and other season-appropriate foods) on our minds. Those ramen cups and microwaveable Lean Cuisines just aren't cutting it anymore. As the absolute epitome of all holidays when it... Read More »

Cracking the Craving: Homemade snacks

Cracking the Craving: Homemade snacks

Katy Vogt, Blogger
November 13, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Out of the Frying Pan

Picture this: It's Sunday night and you've recently realized just how much work you ignored this weekend while you were getting your heart broken by our feline football team in Michigan. You're slaving away in your living room or the library – and by "slaving," I mean procrastinating – and hunger... Read More »

Spice Up Your Life: An easy guide to a more delicious meal

Spice Up Your Life: An easy guide to a more delicious meal

Katy Vogt, Blogger
November 7, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Out of the Frying Pan

If you're willing to take a risk or even just get creative, there are tons of delicious opportunities right at your finger tips. How so? Spices! A little pinch of this and a little dash of  that can go a long way if artfully combined. After a mind-blowing experience in Istanbul, Turkey, ... Read More »

No Tricks, Just Treats: Chocolate pumpkin truffles

No Tricks, Just Treats: Chocolate pumpkin truffles

Katy Vogt, Blogger
October 30, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Out of the Frying Pan

I won't lie — I'm a die-hard Halloween fan. I've been a professional trick-or-treater since the tender age of three, when I made my debut as a pumpkin, shouting "Where's the candy?" when the door opened in lieu of the traditional Halloween greeting. My philosophy was always get in, get the goods, get... Read More »

A Fraiche Take: Noyes Street favorite gets a makeover

A Fraiche Take: Noyes Street favorite gets a makeover

Katy Vogt, Columnist
October 24, 2012
Filed under Columns & Reviews, Food/Dining, Lifestyle, Reviews, The Current

If you're not already familiar with Fraiche Bakery Cafe, 815 Noyes St., you should be. Operating as both pastry shop and intimate bistro, Fraiche can be your go-to Sunday brunch spot or your quick before-class stop. The wide variety of coffee and espresso drinks provides the perfect pick-me-up, or you... Read More »

Making the Most of It: Cooking in bulk

Katy Vogt, Columnist
October 16, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Out of the Frying Pan

Cooking for one can be tough. How do you reduce a recipe intended to serve eight down to a single portion? Can you actually measure one-eighth of one-half of a teaspoon of cumin? Is it even possible to buy a single chicken breast at Jewel? Though the more ambitious might attempt this feat of division,... Read More »

The Perfect Pantry: Five must-haves for your fridge and cupboard

Katy Vogt, Columnist
October 5, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Out of the Frying Pan

It's safe to say we've all had that "oh dear" moment when we open the cabinet and realize that the only items on hand have either expired, are something our mom told us to buy but we have no idea how to use, or simply cannot be combined with anything else in stock. And honestly, the last thing you want... Read More »

Restaurant Review: Peeled provides appealing guilt-free treats

Restaurant Review: Peeled provides appealing guilt-free treats

Katy Vogt, Columnist
October 3, 2012
Filed under Columns & Reviews, Food/Dining, Lifestyle, Reviews, The Current

If the closing of the Norris University Center's Jamba Juice has gotten you down, one of Evanston’s newest culinary additions may be just the pick-me-up you’re looking for. Peeled, 940 Church St., touts an extensive menu of juices and smoothies catering to the traditional beverage... Read More »

ECTV holds fourth annual Evanston Idol fundraiser

Katy Vogt
May 22, 2011
Filed under Archive, Manual

Evanston Idol, held Saturday at the King Lab Magnet School, 2424 Lake St., brought a group of local talents to the stage in front of a packed auditorium. As Evanston Community Television's fourth annual fundraiser, the event "was over the top this year," said Cindy Cort, the show's producer. "Our... Read More »

Evanston150 brainstorming session held at Evanston Public Library

Katy Vogt
May 12, 2011
Filed under Archive, Manual

"Wouldn't it be great if Evanston was…" prefaced each of the discussions at the Evanston150 idea-generation session held Thursday at the Evanston Public Library. By the end of the night, posters full of possibilities covered the walls. Evanston community members flocked to the library... Read More »