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[29 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,457 views]
Statesman Reviews Somnio’s Cafe

I grabbed takeout at Somnio’s Cafe yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see the restaurant reviewed in the XL section of today’s Austin American-Statesman by critic Mike Sutter.
Most of the 30 indoor seats were taken when I arrived at 12:30 p.m. but since my order was to-go* it didn’t take long for chef Guidry to put together some sweet potato fries for me to sample along with the mushroom tacos and a side salad. Everything was unique, delicious, organic, and so FRESH. I could definitely feel the love.

*Somnios …

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Guest Bloggers, Memories, Recipes »

[29 Jan 2009 | 3 Comments | 3,671 views]
Introducing Guest Blogger Laura Stromberg

I met Laura Stromberg a couple years ago when I was looking for a marketing co-chair for the Austin Jewish Book Fair. While we got to know each other while preparing for that event, our friendship has grown over the past few years. We spent more time together last year through a young leadership program sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League.

Since I started my blog this summer, Laura has been one of the most consistent and interesting commenters and I’ve been asking her to submit a guest blog for a while …

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Profiles »

[28 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | 3,182 views]
Fancy Smores

Laura from Laura’s Candy sweetly sent me some artisanal marshmallows and graham crackers to sample for the blog. I learned about this Minnesota-based small business through Josh Frank, co-owner of La-Dee-Dah, a South Austin Airstream trailer business featuring sustainable art and gifts.
La-Dee-Dah has opened a snack window on one end called Treat, featuring flavored popcorn, LovePuppies brownies, Tempt chocolate, the gourmet s’mores, and a wide variety of beverages including $1 coffee. I hope you will join me there on Friday, Feb. 13 for the Burning Love pre-Valentine’s Day event.
On …

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Recipes »

[27 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 2,024 views]
The Joy of Making Bread from Scratch

One of the saddest things that has happened to me in Austin was when I left my hand-written recipe notebook in a grocery cart at Fiesta. When I went back to find it, it was gone. If you take anything away from this blog, please remember to write your name and contact information in the front of any books that mean something to you.
When I was in high school, one of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday, snow day, or holiday, was bake fresh bread. I love …

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Tasty Bits »

[26 Jan 2009 | 6 Comments | 2,148 views]

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