Home and Garden Roundup: 8.27.06

Home and Garden Roundup: 8.27.06

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Janel Laban
Aug 29, 2006

"In good hands" continues the series of the H&G staffers' forays into crafty culture and classes. This time around, reporter Mary Daniels attended a pottery workshop with teapot-maker and artist Fong Choo. The piece points out that throwing pots is a study in detachment; even a master potter like Fong Choo loses 80% of his work during the firing stage. Happily, Mary managed to bring home a beautiful tea mug from the class at the Evanston Art Center.

Info on upcoming pottery classes is available at evanstonartcenter.org.

Also from H&G this week:

Gimme Shelter: The shelter mag roundup features Real Simple, Natural Home, BH&G, and local consumer magazine, Chicago Consumers Checkbook. In the newest Checkbook, a survey shows grocery prices at Butera Market, Cub Foods and Super Target are 7 - 26% lower than at Dominicks and Jewel - any thoughts from the food shoppers out there?

5 Things to Do...: before taking on that whopper of a job, painting the exterior of your home. A helpful list that makes me really happy I live in a condo.

Gardening : Choosing late blooming native plants for your garden; which to use, where to get them and five tips for success.

Dishing: Ron Bilaro offers up pizza recipe ideas: fig/prosciutto and pesto shrimp.

Main Photo: fongchoo.com

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