Thursday, February 12, 2015

Joe Caputo & Sons in Arlington Heights

Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market

325 East Palatine Road
Arlington Heights, IL

847-870-8100

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Full-service supermarket specializing in produce, ethnic specialties, a deli & butcher department. Great produce. The 50,000-square-foot grocery store offers a full-service deli, bakery and an expansive produce section with Italian decor.

Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market IGA opened its fifth Northwest suburban location in the former Dominick's location on Palatine Road in Arlington Heights in June 2014.

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Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market

959 E Oakton St
Des Plaines, IL

847-827-6700

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Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market

2070 N Rand Rd
Palatine, IL


847-705-7200

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Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market

100 S Randall Rd
Algonquin, IL

847-458-9100

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Located in the Eagle Country Market Shopping Center

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Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market

4125 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL

847-498-8000

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NOTE:
Not to be confused with Angelo Caputo's Fresh Market stores in Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Elmwood Park, Hanover Park, Naperville/Plainfield, South Elgin,

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sticking to the Pan Can Be Good When You're Trying to Make Better Pan Sauce


America's Test Kitchen Science: To Make a Better Pan Sauce, Break All the Rules.

A pan sauce takes advantage of the flavorful browned bits, or fond, left in a pan after searing food. There are rules we follow when making such a sauce, but we decided to see what would happen if we broke all those rules.

The rules in this video apply to chicken with skin.

These are 3 Rules to Break

Pat chicken dry
Use 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch skillet
Add chicken when oil starts to smoke


Food sticks when "sulfur-containing amino acids in the food bind with the iron atoms in the pan." The bonds are limited when there is a significant amount of oil, and the bonds break when there is a significant amount of heat. When more bonds form, there is more fond left behind in the pan.

Cooler pans allow more fond to form because bonds allow to adhere longer.

Placing wet skin in the pan causes the pan temperature to drop.

So Here are the 3 Rules ...
(to get more fond and then better pan sauce)

Don't pat down the chicken
Use one-quarter tablespoon of oil
Add chicken when the oil starts to shimmer


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Coffee in Arlington Heights

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Coffee in Arlington Heights

Dunkin' Donuts Arlington Heights   [+]

Starbucks in Arlington Heights  [+]

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Dunkin' Donuts
122 South Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL

847-483-9820

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Starbucks  [+]
33 South Evergreen Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL

847-392-2051

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Uptown Cafe   [+]
24 E. Miner Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

847-398-1720

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Dunton House  [+] 

11 W. Davis Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-394-5885

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Dunkin' Donuts in Arlington Heights

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Dunkin' Donuts Arlington Heights


Dunkin' Donuts
122 South Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL

847-483-9820

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Dunkin' Donuts
1010 East Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL

847-577-0506

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Dunkin' Donuts
4204 North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL

847-506-6401

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Dunkin' Donuts
105 West Dundee Road
Arlington Heights, IL

847-342-0406

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Dunkin' Donuts
2106 South Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL

847-758-0001

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Friday, January 16, 2015

America's Test Kitchen: Preparing Bacon the Best Way ... with Water


Start with water, which keeps the initial cooking temperature low so the meat stays tender.

"America's Test Kitchen is a real 2,500 square foot test kitchen located just outside of Boston that is home to more than three dozen full-time cooks and product testers. Our mission is simple: to develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods. To do this, we test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until we arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.

Each week, the cast of America's Test Kitchen brings the recipes, testings, and tastings from Cook's Illustrated magazine to life on our public television series. With more than 2 million viewers per episode, we are the most-watched cooking show on public television.
http://www.americastestkitchen.com

More than 1.3 million home cooks rely on Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines to provide trusted recipes that work, honest ratings of equipment and supermarket ingredients, and kitchen tips."

Monday, December 1, 2014

Girl Scout Troops Will Soon Sell Cookies on Their Own Web Site or with Mobile Apps


Apps for cookies: Girl Scouts go digital.

Girl Scouts of the USA has lifted its ban on internet cookie sales for the first time. Within the year, girl scout troops will be able to build a website or sell cookies via a mobile app.
GOOD MANNERS: Table Settings BAD MANNERS: Taboo Food

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