How’s the dell? Wish it was closer. My little string bean would love the pick of your crop.
Fruits and veggies are on their way to you via Ripe Organics. The new family-owned business selects primo sustainable produce from certified organic growers across Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan, and delivers it to your door in reusable boxes. Menus change weekly with everything from puree-friendly pears and potatoes to bok choy and radishes. Through easy online ordering, you choose your box size ($26-$56) and delivery frequency (weekly or every other week).
Translate the goodies into healthy, family-friendly dishes with the help of the website, which lists recipes for treats like banana nut bread and broccoli stir-fry.
Gotta scram. I’m taking a wife today.
Ripe Organics (224-221-1289 or ripeorganics.com).
What: Libido know-it-all Kristen Chase signs copies of her latest book, The Mominatrix’s Guide to Sex.
Why: Free babysitting during the event courtesy of Sitter City.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Psychobaby, 1630 N. Damen Ave., at North Ave. (773-772-2815). For babysitting reservations (required), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. tomorrow.
Mom & Tots Family Bowling
What: Kids ages 12 and under bowl for $5, and their caregivers play free. Bumpers keep gutter balls at bay.
Why: There’s no charge to rush the yogurt and fresh fruit buffet.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd., at Founders Dr., Northbrook (847-480-2323).
Green Pregnancy 101
What: The Green Mama’s Cecelia Ungari talks about living and eating eco-consciously while you swell.
Why: Her spot-on tips about cleaning with baking soda and vinegar.
When: Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Bellybum Boutique, 4347 N. Lincoln Ave., at Pensacola Ave. Registration (required) at 773-868-0944. Couples, $60.
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