I am DJing at The Hideout next Monday. As one does.
I’ll be playing some of my favorite music at Chicago’s legendary Hideout , to support the campaign for marriage equality in Illinois. I’m proud to be a part of this fun night that includes guest DJ’s, a team of awesome hosts and some of our local politicians—in addition to a cakewalk (Floriole! Rare Bird! Rustic Tart!), a silent auction, and lots more fun. We’re all gathering to generate awareness, raise money, and recruit volunteers for the campaign to give gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. It will be a great night that supports a cause that is very close to my heart. Bryan and I were married two years ago (in Massachusetts), and we would like to see our commitment recognized in our home state. We would also like for other couples to have the option to marry the person they love in Illinois…and for freedom to ring loud and proud across the country.
I hope some of you will come out and support the cause. It would be fun to meet you there. Also, I have never DJ’d anywhere other than my living room, so I could really use the support!
Monday, September 16th from 7-10pm. More information (and tickets) HERE .
I am behind on posts, so in an effort to catch up with some of what has been happening, I present two pies:
At the end of the day, sour cherry pie is probably my favorite. I tried this recipe for Twice-Baked Sour Cherry Pie  for the first time earlier in the summer. It may be my new favorite. You blind bake the crust and then cleverly top the filling with some rounds of dough. It avoids the soggy bottom problem, and sure is nice to look at. Hopefully you froze some sour cherries for a recipe just like this one.
Plum Chutney Crumb Pie  is as good as it sounds. Full of spices and complex flavors, it is perfect for this time of year as summer slips into autumn.
Both recipes are from my girl Melissa Clark . She sure can cook.