The Chopping Block: Get Your Chocolate Fix

Have you ever stood in the baking aisle at the grocery store staring at the wall of chocolate available wondering which one you should choose? Chips or bar? Semi-sweet or bittersweet? And just what is white chocolate?

Chocolate is a complex ingredient that can beRead more


The Chopping Block: Got a Sweetheart with a Sweet Tooth?

Valentine’s Day tends to conjure images of red roses next to a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Yawn. This year, why not celebrate the holiday with a different type of sweet treat for your honey like the classic Macaron?

Macarons are French confections that are currentlyRead more


From the Chopping Block: Clean Eating 2.0

It happens every year. We gorge ourselves on sweets and treats during the holidays and resolve to turn over a new leaf in the new year. While you may have been introduced to the term “clean eating” in 2016, this year is all about takingRead more


From the Chopping Block: The Indulgence Days are in full swing!

The days of indulgence are upon us! We just finished digesting our turkey dinner, and now it’s time to turn our attention to holiday entertaining, namely sweets and treats. December is the time to put off the diet in favor of cookies and candy.


OfRead more


From the Chopping Block: Your Thanksgiving Survival

The biggest food holiday of the year is coming up. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Preparing the feast can be a daunting task for home cooks, especially if you don’t have a dozen dinners under your belt and a solid routine.

The best way toRead more


Learn How to Marry Food and Wine for Any Occasion

winecheeseKnowing what wines to serve with your food can seem really complicated if you listen to some wine experts. But wine and food pairing doesn’t have to be difficult! With a basic understanding of the major types of wines and their characteristics, it can beRead more


Concordia Place Adds Third Location to Serve the Community

In 1981, a group of three mothers requested childcare options at Concordia Lutheran Church. In response, the church's Seeley Avenue campus opened an after-school care center for 12 children. The decades that followed saw Concordia adding two preschool locations, NAEYC accreditation and programming for seniorsRead more


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