Summer Cooking in Your Naperville Apartments

Looking for something fun to do this summer near your Naperville apartment? A great idea would be to go to a local farmer’s market, whether it be alone or with friends and family, to stock up on some much-needed, fresh groceries. The great thing about the turn of the seasons is that there are so many new fruits and vegetables available for you to enjoy.

Here’s a list of some vegetables in season this summer:
• Radishes
• Arugula
• Cucumber
• Beets
• Bell Peppers
• Carrots
• Zucchini
• Garlic
• Corn
• Rhubarb

And here’s a list of fruits in season this summer:
• Apricots
• Plums
• Cherries
• Blackberries
• Nectarines
• Strawberries
• Peaches
• Tomatoes
• Passion Fruit
• Melon
• Lemon
• Limes

Here’s a recipe on how to make some great veggie grilled pizza:


8 small fresh mushrooms, halved
1 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 small sweet yellow pepper, sliced
1 small sweet red pepper, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 prebaked 12-inch thin whole wheat pizza crust
1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
2 small tomatoes, chopped
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


In a large bowl, combine the mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, onion, vinegar, water, 3 teaspoons oil and seasonings. Transfer to a grill wok or basket. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until tender, stirring once. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Brush crust with remaining oil; spread with pizza sauce. Top with grilled vegetables, tomatoes, and cheese. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cheese is melted. Rotate pizza halfway through cooking to ensure evenly browned crust.
Editor’s Note: If you do not have a grill wok or basket, use a disposable foil pan. Poke holes in the bottom of the pan with a meat fork to allow the liquid to drain.

So this summer, make sure to go to your local farmer’s market so you can stock up on the freshest, healthiest produce there is. In addition, consider checking out this site if you need ideas for inspiration when it comes to coming up with recipes for your delicious produce. So now that’s TWO summer activities you can enjoy near your apartments in Naperville – you can visit a local farmer’s market and you can attempt a new healthy recipe from home. What will you do to kick summer 2019 off?

Fun Things to Do in Your Naperville Apartments

You may think you’ve done everything you could have in Naperville, but that’s probably not the case. With the weather being better now, it’s a great opportunity to explore and see what ELSE your city has to offer. The great thing about the different ideas listed below is that you don’t have to travel far from your apartments to get to them. Check out this list of things to do in your city:
1. Check out a local bookstore and explore a completely different section than you normally would
2. Try a gym you haven’t tried by getting a visitor’s pass and seeing if it’s ideal for you
3. Treat your significant other to one of Naperville’s nice restaurants
4. Look up your city on Groupon to see what discounts you can get on fun deals in Naperville
5. Visit your local arcade to connect with your inner child
6. Work out by going on a hike or nice stroll outside
7. Do some community service
8. Join MeetUp to see what other singles in your area are doing to keep themselves entertained.
So how will you make the most out of living in your city this spring? Try out one of these ideas!

Creative Projects for Your Naperville Apartments

How have you been keeping yourself occupied this spring? If you feel underwhelmed, perhaps it’s time to try some creative projects. After all, there’s no shortage of creative things you can do in your apartments in Naperville.

If you need some inspiration, check out contemporary artist Darren Downing. He makes fantastic abstract works from his own apartments. If you want to start on a smaller scale, look up videos on YouTube that will help you master a craft in the privacy of your apartments.

Something else that may be fun to do is to get in the spirit of decorating. Now that you’ve done your spring cleaning, you probably have some feeling of wanting to make your apartments as colorful as possible. Even though you aren’t technically making anything, rearranging things and adding/subtracting things from your living space is definitely a form of creativity. For resources on personalizing things for you and your loved ones in your apartments, click here.

If all else fails, have a movie marathon and enjoy studying recent films of quality. Off the Record is a terrific film you can see on Amazon Prime that might get you in the spirit of writing.

How will you make the most of your time this spring?

Enjoy the Big Game Around Your Apartments in Naperville

Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It’s part ballet. It’s part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage. Steve Sabol

Not everyone truly appreciates how special football is and how it brings people together. It definitely takes a certain type of person. There certainly isn’t any other American sporting event that bonds unlikely friends like the Big Game. With this game coming up in just a few days, how will you watch it? At a bar down the street or at your apartments in Naperville?

If your choice is the latter, make it a point to make your apartments as comfortable as possible to enhance the spirit of watching football while appealing to your guests. Here are some appetizers worth making that will certainly make the whole occasion more memorable.

We hope that the team you are rooting for wins and that you get to enjoy watching the Big Game from the comforts of your apartments in Naperville or a cozy bar just down the street!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Naperville

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” – Ellen Goodman

Doesn’t it seem like 2018 just flew by? It’s definitely exciting that New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. With the holidays having come and gone so quickly, it’s now time to prepare for the final holiday that will lead us into the New Year. How will you celebrate? Will you have a small gathering in your apartments in Naperville or are you leaning more towards a night out on the town?

If you see yourself having a fun time bar hopping with your closest friends, you know that Naperville has an abundance of bars in the near distance to enjoy. If you’d rather go to a more formal type of event, take a look at what Eventbrite has to offer.

Here are some tips for a nice New Year’s Eve gathering at your apartments if you decide to keep it low-key.

How will you celebrate your transition to the New Year?

Cool Things to Do in Your Naperville Apartments

Are you interested in doing something exciting now that the weather’s going to start getting chillier and you’re going to want to stay inside more? If you live in Naperville, you’re in luck because there are so many fabulous things to do just a short drive away from your apartments. If you need some motivation when it comes to keeping yourself entertained, here’s a short list of fun things to do in Naperville. Either take a friend or enjoy the experience yourself!

1. Go to the nearest arcade and indulge in your inner child
2. Visit a local yoga studio to get some zen back in your life
3. Hang out at the city bookstore and see if you can get any good reads from there
4. Get a visitor’s pass to a local gym to try it out and see if it works for you
5. Cruise by your local mall and catch up on some shopping
6. Visit a local church or temple to reconnect with your spiritual side
7. Enjoy the breeze at one of Naperville’s many parks and take some time to contemplate life

How will you enjoy the fruits of what Naperville has to offer? As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can have fun!