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[21 Nov 2011 | 5 Comments | 2,059 views]
Weekend Getaway to Lakeway Resort and Spa

Thanks to a gift certificate provided to me by the marketing team at the Lakeway Resort and Spa, I was able to treat two of my girlfriends to an overnight getaway on a recent Saturday night. The resort is about 40 minutes from downtown Austin, but when you’re there, you feel like you’re really on vacation.
When we arrived, the folks at the front desk invited us to head down to the Back Porch for a complimentary happy hour of wine or beer. We felt like we won the lottery, especially …

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Recipes, Tasty Bits »

[20 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | 6,082 views]
Identifying Vegetables in a CSA Box

Just a quick public service post that Johnson’s Backyard Garden‘s website ROCKS! There are other CSA (community supported agriculture) programs in Austin, but my hunger for information makes Johnson’s the best in my book. They post a picture of the contents of their weekly delivery, and when you roll your mouse over each item, it is identified for you!

I recently tried another local CSA and the fruits and veggies came in a box without a list of what was in there. So I went to their website to find the …

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[19 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | 5,828 views]
Stetted Rocks a Raspberry Tattoo

My obsession with food tattoos continues. Isn’t Megan’s raspberry tattoo gorgeous?! Megan blogs at Stetted, and she invited Adam and I over — well, she posted on Facebook that she had space and we RSVPd — for a berry themed Thanksgiving live webinar and twitter tasting sponsored, in part, by Driscoll’s.
The food was delicious, but for me, this munchkin (Megan’s son), stole the show.
While I don’t think strawberries or raspberries are going to replace cranberries on my Thanksgiving table anytime soon, I did thoroughly enjoy the “holiday berry bellini.”

Note: I …

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Memories, Travels »

[11 Nov 2011 | 12 Comments | 2,822 views]
Belgium Bites

Sending a shout out to everyone celebrating a birthday today on 11-11-11! This year, I spent my birthday in Bruges (or Brugge), Belgium. Adam and I bought a small package of candles at HEMA, one of those stores where you end up buying things you never knew you needed.
We ate our way through Bruges, and almost everywhere we stopped, Adam stuck a candle in whatever we were sampling and lit it. I got to make lots of wishes that day! Here we are at da Vinci Gelateria.
Next stop was for …

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[9 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 2,079 views]
Austin Monthly Food Issue – On Stands Now

Just a note to let you know that Austin Monthly‘s special food issue is on-stands now. The goodies inside are not posted online so you’ll need to stop by at your local Book People or grocery store to pick it up!
I was honored to be included on this panel of sources for the story, including Chef David Holtzman, who teaches culinary arts at the Art Institute of Austin, Cathy Cochran-Lewis, Senior Program Leader, Global Marketing at Whole Foods Market, and Erin McReynolds of the Fearless Critic Restaurant Guides.

Apologies for not posting …

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