November Events and Items of Interest

Well, there is that chill in the air and the leaves have fallen, autumn is fading...And the first of the holidays, Thanksgiving, seems to make an early appearance this year. With that in mind my wishes to you for a holiday surrounded with family and friends!


****An interesting article, one that everyone might like to read.

 A little bit about Chicago "greening"...(From the New York times)


-November (thru December 22nd)
Green City Winter Market 
Wedneday and Saturdays  only 7 am to 12 pm
at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N Cannon Drive
Stock up on organic fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, meats and traditional holiday foods and wreaths. Also features cooking demos (Wednesdays only) and tastings of seasonal ingredients

- November 17th   
Magnificent Mile  Lights Festival 

annual street lighting procession of over 1 million light along North Michigan Ave and fireworks over the river

-November 22nd
74th Annual Thanksgiving Parade
State Street at Congress 8:30 am until 11am

-November 22nd
Turkey trott 8K Run Walk
Fullerton at Cannon Drive

- November 23rd   
Chicago's 94th annual tree lighting ceremony
4:30 pm at Daley Plaza 50 West Washington


                     A recipe of  the season for you to enjoy!

                                 Cranberry Mojitos
1 bunch fresh mint, trimmed (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups light rum
1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
3/4 cup Cranberry Juice Cocktail concentrate, thawed
2 10 -ounce bottles Sparkling Water, chilled

Using a wooden spoon, mash mint with sugar in bottom of large pitcher. Add rum and lime juice, stir to dissolve sugar. Mix in thawed Cranberry Juice concentrate and water. Mix in 6 cups of ice and serve.
(Bon Appetit- November 2005)