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So its springtime, sort of, and you’re getting that itch to plant a garden, but wait — you’re a bit space challenged, living in a fourth floor walkup with nowhere to plant anything. Why not try Potting Shed Creations' Garden-in-a-Bag? These earth friendly leak proof paper bags are the perfect solution for the garden on the windowsill you’ve always wanted. Filled with soil, just mix the enclosed packet of seeds and water regularly, and in no time you could have an array of flavorful herbs or tasty mini-tomatoes at arm's reach away. And best of all, you can grow them in the Chicago seasons, winter and construction.

You can find Garden-in-a-Bag at Sprout Home, 745 N Damen Ave.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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