From the Chopping Block-Are You Ready for Some Football Food?

Football season kicks off this month! Even if you aren’t a fanatic of the gridiron, you’re likely a fan of the food served during game time. College rivalries on Saturdays and pro showdowns on Sundays offer the perfect opportunities to host friends and families forRead more


From the Chopping Block-Eat Well in the Wild

CampingSummer is the perfect time to unplug and head outdoors to explore our country. Whether you prefer car camping or backpacking, there are delicious meals to be made over a campfire that don’t include franks and beans. The Chopping Block chefs gathered around the campfireRead more


Chopping Block–July: a Great Time to be in the City!

July is a beautiful time of year to be in Lincoln Square. Thursday nights alone offer fun for the whole family with the Summer Concert Series and Lincoln Square Farmers Market.


The Chopping Block is especially excited for this month because we’re opening up our outdoor patio onRead more


From the Chopping Block-We’re Fired Up for Grilling Season

Memorial Day is the official kick off of summer, but we simply couldn’t wait that long to fire up the grills on our outdoor grilling patio in Lincoln Square. The Chopping Block hosted our Big Green Egg Grilling Season Kickoff Show in mid-May, and weRead more


Chopping Block: Living Gluten-Free Does Not Mean Eating Flavor Free

More people are choosing to go gluten-free these days. Whether it’s due to health reasons or whether you just want to reduce the amount of gluten you eat, adhering to a gluten-free diet is so much more than just avoiding bread.

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From the Chopping Block: Sharpen Your Knife Skills

Do you have a large knife block sitting on your kitchen counter full of knives you don’t know what to do with? What about that sickle-shaped one? Or the short serrated one with a double pronged tip?

The truth is most knife sets come withRead more


April is Occupational Therapy Awareness Month!

Provided by Black Bear Academy

blackbear2What is Occupational Therapy?

  • Occupational therapists work with individuals to promote engagement in meaningful and purposeful everyday life activities (occupations) for the purpose of successful participation in roles and situations in home, school, work place, and community. (Case-Smith, J. 2010)

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Enjoy These Traditional Irish Favorites

With March comes the start of spring and the arrival of more seasonal produce at our local farmers’ markets. We are ready to welcome asparagus, spring onions and strawberries into our cooking classes with open arms. But before that, there’s a certain holiday worthy ofRead more


The Chopping Block-A Valentine’s Day Cooking Banaza!

When we think of Valentine’s Day, red roses and a box of chocolates may come to mind as the typical gift. Yawn. If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, wouldn’t you rather sweep him/her off their feet with a handmade gift of chocolate?

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Resolve to Eat Clean in 2016

Christmas and Hannukah are a wrap. It’s time to turn our attention from cookies, cakes and pies to greens, protein and grains. A new year is a natural time to reflect on our eating habits and resolve to do better in the future. January isRead more