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With the autumnal equinox just around the corner we are left wondering how to care for the fruits of our labor (literally!) as the weather turns cooler. Naturally, we turned to the garden gurus at Sprout Home for advice.
DOSE: We love having fresh herbs around to throw in when we’re cooking. Can we move our outdoor herbs inside for the cooler months?
SPROUT: When it comes to bringing your herbs indoors, the answer is yes, but they’d like as much light as humanly possible. When they sit outdoors on your balcony they receive 6-8 hours of direct sun a day. Indoors you’ll be hard pressed to get 4-6 hours each day and they’ll need every moment. They’d love a southern or western facing window and water accordingly.
DOSE: Who can resist a fabulous fall fete? Fireplace roaring, hearty chili in the crockpot, the smell of warm apple pie wafting through the house and plenty of pumpkin beer in the fridge. Any suggestions for the perfect centerpiece to complete our fall motif?
SPROUT: Even though pumpkins seem like something geared more for little kids, we’re still big fans of them here at the store. Soon our yard will be filled with all shapes, colors and sizes of decorative pumpkins. Let them sit as is, or even bust out the paintbrush and give them a modern stripe or color dip in a bright white, gold or even silver. Accompany it with a few vases of seasonal blooms or even a tray of succulents or a terrarium. Indoor plants can travel out for the evening and things from your garden can be cut and used as well. Don’t be afraid to use what you have!
DOSE: What’s the perfect fall foliage to adorn patios and porches?
SPROUT: Right now it’s all about the kale and cabbage. Who needs a flower when there’s so much fabulous foliage to look at. Even things like rainbow chard or ornamental peppers can make a great addition to your containers, beds and decks. Sure there’s always mums, but that’s what will be on everyone else’s patios.
DOSE: For those getting hitched this autumn – what’s hot right now for fall weddings? Trends? Colors? Arrangements?
SPROUT: Seasonal trends usually tend to flow with what’s in for the actual season. Orange or burgundy will be in for the coming months. This colored foliage is beautifully paired with deep shades of purple or for fans of a lighter colored palate, hues of cream and peach pair nicely with rich autumnal blooms. We’re also seeing brides who are looking for a slightly more loose, and less composed bouquet. The addition of things like kale and other edibles bring something special and they’re in high demand!
DOSE: There’s nothing better than seeing the first signs of spring come into bloom after a long winter. What can we plant now to prepare for spring?
SPROUT: Bulbs, bulbs, bulbs! One of the most fun and early blooming are crocus. There’s lots of new types out there and they don’t have to be the same as the ones found in your Grandma’s backyard. There’s plenty of bulb varieties to choose from, just pick a color you love and wait for a happy surprise come spring.
Good morning, sunshine! It’s a special summer Dose dedicted to the season’s finest eats and beautiful things. Beginning at 10 a.m., get your Sunday started off right:
Jumpstart your buzz courtesy of Bow Truss Coffee Roasters and Ripasso‘s complimentary white wine spritzer (not to mention Chef Theo’s veggie pasta — delish!). Next, pick up lug trugs from Strand Design and fill ‘em with the pantry perfection of Mess Hall & Co. and LocalFolks Food. Did we mention Spun Confections will be whipping up savory-flavored cotton candy?
Next, sit down and have your stars aligned by astrologer Chris Petrakos before cleaning up with DIRT, Jewelryvive and Dose Cause The Honeycomb Project. Afterward, fill your belly with a mezza bowl from Falafill, a Spencer’s Jolly Posh breakfast sandwich, Milk and Honey Granola’s parfaits, and a Dose-exclusive doughnut from Glazed & Infused.
Continuing your stroll, try on jewels from My nOma, Gillion Carrara and Ducharme72, decide on ShimBaby appliqué onesies for the wee ones, take in a great read care of Make Mag and laze along the Riverwalk with your dessert du jour: fruit gazpacho from Karl’s Craft Soups, iced treats from Salted Caramel or an exclusive Dose delight created by Chocolate Twist + Rare Bird Preserves.
We’re sure you’ve already devoured your Shaw’s Crab House lobster roll. Oh yes, there’s more — a lot more – now through 4 p.m.!
Doser: Antique Taco
Founder: Ashley and Rick Ortiz
Why we love them: This husband-wife dream team marries Ashley’s experience in event planning with Rick’s culinary background, and the result is the ideal taco experience. Johnny Cash on the stereo, hand-stamped toothpicks demarcating taco type, and unique antique plates: thoughtful details that make Antique Taco totally guapo.
Products: Mexican fare made with market-fresh Midwest ingredients: tacos, salads, the best horchata milkshake you’ll ever have y mas.
Just over a year ago, I spent a weekend in Elkhorn, Wisconsin on a story assignment writing about the newly open-to- the-public Camp Wandawega. It not only proved to be one of the most idyllic vacation spots I’ve been to just an hour and a half outside of Chicago, it was also an amazing hotbed of creative energy.
It was that weekend that Emily Fiffer and I met our talented photographer Nathan Michael and had our first adventure with the husband-and-wife camp owners Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez. Since then, Wandawega has held a special place in my heart, so it couldn’t be more perfect that Camp Wandawega is coming to Dose this Sunday to help us celebrate our one-year anniversary.
So what is Camp Wandawega? Dating back to the twenties, the camp has changed hands a number of times (from Latvian retreat to a brothel, among other things), but today, the couple has restored the property to resemble its original state, with a few creative additions. Every teepee, treehouse, Boy Scout tent, cabin and “hotel” room bears a theme played out with vintage Americana that Surratt collects thanks to her habitual thrifting and flea market trips. A first visit to Wandawega promises complete sensory overload: Choose between flying from a rope swing into the lake, testing your precision in the archery range, plowing through the 20 acres of woods on the RV, lounging in the hammock or perfecting the art of s’more-making at the bonfire pit.
It’s the kind of place you want to take something home with you as memorabilia, which is why I was thrilled to learn that Surratt was opening a souvenir store last month. Which brings us back to Dose. If you’re so lucky to make it to Wandawega for a visit, you can browse the selection in person; everyone else can shop online. This Sunday, however, the Wandawega Camp Store comes to life at Dose with vintage-style canteens, local syrup, compasses, percolators, whistles, arrows, even charm necklaces.
As if this wasn’t enough American charm for one market, the shop is sharing a booth with Buckshot Sonny’s Sporting Goods, where you’ll find everything from beautiful handmade baseballs and Nakona gloves to denim ball caps, Horween leather watch bands, army green tanks (ladies, they put your favorite American Apparel tank to shame) and made-to-order linen dress shirts for the fellas. Perfectly timed, BSSG is also debuting its limited edition Kamp Kit, a classic waxed canvas dopp kitt made in collaboration with Winter Session, who will be selling their own wares right across the aisle.
So tie on your friendship bracelet and pack your bag for Camp Dose.
One of the best parts about Dose? Discovering myriad Midwest producers.
We’ve been hooked on Madison-based Yumbutter‘s artisan peanut butter since they debuted at Dose last year. This Sunday, they’re back with a new nut butter (Ethical Elvis — bananas and bacon ground into roasted peanuts) and gluten-free bread in tow.
Every peanut butter sandwich needs a jelly counterpart. This month, we welcome Food for Thought, an organic preserves producer out of Honor, Michigan. We’re fiends for their tart cherry, strawberry-basil, and blackberry-shiraz concoctions, to name a few.
In addition to selling jars of peanut butter and preserves, Yumbutter and Food for Thought will serve delicious, nutritious sandwiches on Sunday. Turns out PB+J isn’t just for kids.
On the Menu
The Bread: Choose between Madison Sourdough’s country wheat or Yumbutter’s homemade, gluten-free Real Food Mayhem toast, a seriously satisfying combination of carrots, apples, oranges, kale, ginger, spinach, lemon, cucumber, beets, coconut, sea salt, and cranberries, lightly roasted at low temperature. Wowsa.
Uno: Asian Jazz Yumbutter, Michigan pear preserves, cucumber
Dos(e): Ethical Elvis Yumbutter, tomato, spring greens, feta cheese
Tres: Dark Chocolate D’lishe Yumbutter, organic banana, ABC Crunch Cereal Revolution, Azteca spice (cinnamon, ginger, cayenne)
Butter is definitely better.
In the words of Nelly, ‘It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes,” but you can leave your jewelry on. Here, a sampling of some of the statement-making pieces you’ll find at this weekend’s Dose:
The sweetest vintage charms and bow-shaped rhinestone brooches from Colifichet.
Vintage gold and West African and Eastern Asian trade bead door knockers from King Onye Label.
The debut of Laura Lombardi’s limited edition capsule collection, putting the sass in the brass.
Organic one-of-a-kinds from rock artist Mineralogy.
And that’s just the beginning.
This Sunday, raise not one, but two glasses to Spicebox Whisky, one of our birthday bash alcohol sponsors.
The Canadian spirit starts with a blend of bourbon barrel-aged whiskies. Some vanilla here, some spices there, and bam: A peppery, fruity beverage is born.
Spicebox mixologist Jacyara de Oliveira will pour two delicious cocktails — available exclusively at Dose — using Jo Snow syrups. Try them both, preferably not in rapid succession.
After the market, pick up a bottle of Spicebox at Binny’s and try your hand at slinging the drinks at home.
1.5 oz Spicebox Whisky
.5 oz Aperol
.5 oz Jo Snow cardamom rose syrup
.75 oz fresh lemon luice
Fresh basil leaves
Method: Shake and strain into half a glass of sparkling wine.
The Perception Filter
1.5 oz Spicebox Whisky
.75 oz Jo Snow ginger ale syrup
.75 oz fresh lime juice
Fresh mint leaves
Coconut flavored soda water
Method: Shake and top with coconut flavored soda water.
Here’s to Spicebox’s unending generosity. Cheers!
It’s our birthday! And you best believe we’ve got something tasty cooking for June 24th’s Dose Market. Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe for the best Dose yet:
The Birthday Dose
23 food vendors
27 fashion vendors
1 River East Art Center
1. Whip up the mix with a Crop to Cup iced horchata latte. Or start the party with a boozy Jo Snow snowcone or complimentary quaffs from Goose Island and Spicebox Whisky.
2. Add in a.m. treats from Bake and Bagel on Damen, then take a lap to check out vintage silk caftans from Saffron Vintage, new designs from C/FAN and AGGA B, SDK’s Dose debut of summer essentials, and the freshest finds from Edith Hart and Roslyn.
3. Mix in menswear with leather boat shoes, Imogene + Willie denims and neckties from Independence, Oak Street Bootmakers and the dapper gents of Artfully Disheveled. Need a shave? Visit Angry Barber for some straight-razor action. Feeling sporty? Don’t miss Camp Wandawega and Buckshot Sonny’s Sporting Goods for denim caps, colorful arrows and bows and handmade baseballs. Make a pit stop in the teepee.
4. Let your shopping bags rest while sampling barrel-aged fish sauce and maple syrups from Blis, bloody mary mix from Stu’s, Indian cooking kits from Kaveli and a spread of artisan cheese from Great American Cheese Collection. Mug for Smilebooth Chicago.
5. Shake things up with an on-site portrait from the artists of this month’s non-profit, Project Onward, and find vintage decor for your home from Industrial Evolution, one-of-a-kind Gentleman’s Boombox suitcase boomies and set the table with new placemats from Burrow & Hive.
6. Incorporate lunchtime treats: Sausages from Markethouse, barbecue from Lillie’s Q and fancy PB&J from Yumbutter. Wash it down with local-fruit soda from Seasons Soda–with a scoop of Snookelfritz ice cream, if you’d like.
7. Decorate yourself with semi-precious stone, brass and beaded jewels from Mineralogy, Colifichet, Laura Lombardi and King Onye Label, and soothe your skin and satisfy your mind with body products from Lifetherapy.
8. Serve yourself a big slice of cake from ByM Desserts or a wedge of raspberry or tart cherry pie from Rustic Tart. Garnish with a Dose bar from Mayana Chocolates.
See you bright and early this Sunday for the best Dose yet!
What: Dose, a monthly food and fashion market (dosemarket.com)
When: Sunday, June 24, 2012, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.; one Sunday per month thereafter
Where: River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St. (312-321-1001; rivereastartcenter.com)
Transportation: Nearest El stop at Grand Red Line. 4-hour parking for $6 with Dose validation in the Parkview garage (456 E. Illinois St.; before the light at Peshtigo Ct.).
Price: $10 admission at the door; $8 pre-orders at dosemarket.com/tickets
Dose in Photos: facebook.com/dosemarket
We can’t lie: It’s hot as hell.
Cool off this Sunday at Dose’s birthday bash with some of the city’s finest chilly treats.
Jo Snow Snow Cones
You may have sampled her icy delicacies or artisan syrups at a past Dose Market. This month, Melissa Yen returns with a slew of delicious new snow cone flavors, plus boozy snow cone samples (courtesy of Dose alcohol sponsor, Spicebox Whisky).
On the menu:
The Breakfast Cone: Crop to Cup espresso, cafe de olla syrup, and sweetened condensed milk.
a.k.a. The perfect way to start your day. (Crop to Cup will also be serving hot and iced coffee, as well as iced horchata lattes.)
The Gola: An Eastern take on the cone, with ginger syrup and Co-op Hot Sauce garam masala.
a.k.a. A midday pick-you-up.
The Traditional: Tangerine lavender honey.
a.k.a. For the lightweight.
The Traditional (and then some): Add sweetened condensed milk and voila! It tastes like a creamsicle.
a.k.a. For the daredevil.
Ice Cream Floats: Snookelfritz + Seasons Soda
Dose veteran Nancy Silver of Snookelfritz teams up with new-to-the-scene soda slinger, Bobby Chang, for ice cream floats, sodas, and scoops, artisan-style.
On the menu:
Strawberry Ice Cream Float: Snookelfritz roasted strawberry brown sugar ice cream plus Seasons Soda strawberry and mint soda.
a.k.a. The best ice cream float of your life
Raspberry, Apple-Mint, and Strawberry-Mint Soda
a.k.a. Refreshing, never-too-sweet artisan sodas made from fresh, local produce.
Not to get too punny here, but we’ve been hounding Jen Beeman to bring her line, Hound, to Dose pretty much since we started. Fortunately, the stars aligned this month and she’s making a grand entrance with the debut of her spring/summer 2012 collection. We’re stoked, and you will be, too, after taking a look at a few pages from her ridiculously fun look book. It’s no surprise the Chicago-based designer has a BFA in photography; the images are as striking and dynamic as the collection. Have fun and give her a warm Dose welcome this Sunday! (Photos by Julia Stoltz and Brian Guido)