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[16 Sep 2012 | 21 Comments | 5,175 views]
Our Austin Engagement Shoot

Adam and I are blessed to have connected to the most amazing photographer for our wedding, Nathan Russell. We admired Nathan’s work on my friend Kathryn Hutchison’s blog, and we were thrilled that Nathan and his wife Amy agreed to capture our wedding celebration on Oct. 6.
An “engagement shoot” was part of our photography package, and I was relieved that we would have the chance to get to know Nathan and Amy before the big day, and also get some practice in posing for photos together. We got together after …

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[30 Aug 2012 | 8 Comments | 2,842 views]
Where I’ve Been….

I didn’t think anyone else really noticed that I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging, and was tickled to see that one of my loyal readers did notice — thanks for the shout (er, call)-out, RL. Anyway, it’s true that I was out of blogging practice for over two months this summer. Not only that, but I haven’t been able to keep up with my own blog reader (there are currently 309 items in my unread food blogger feed), nor have I been very active on Twitter. I have …

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[26 Aug 2012 | 9 Comments | 3,893 views]
Amsterdam: Rijstaffel and Bols Museum

My last post about the Whole Foods Foodie Fantasy contest trip that we took was last November, but I’m determined to finish these up before the one year anniversary of our trip so that I have them to share with others going to Europe.
Before we hit Bruges, or Brugge, Belgium, we were in Amsterdam so obviously these posts aren’t in chronological order.
I had never been to Amsterdam, and one of the first things I noticed is that there were bicycles everywhere!

Other first impressions of Amsterdam: gorgeous buildings, canals everywhere, charming …

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[29 Apr 2012 | 18 Comments | 3,027 views]
Tim Love Preaches Grill Gospel at the Austin Food & Wine Festival

I have a fear of cooking meat. I’m most comfortable with vegetarian dishes, and will occasionally make seafood or chicken, but I have never cooked and served a thick, juicy, steak. Growing up, my parents would regularly use our gas grill to make burgers, flank steak, kabobs, and more, but I never ventured to the grill to learn how to do it myself.
When I saw that Ft. Worth based Tim Love was leading interactive grilling demos at the Austin Food & Wine Festival, I saw the perfect opportunity to conquer my …

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[13 Feb 2012 | 40 Comments | 4,029 views]
Our shotgun wedding

Most of you know that Adam and I went to Europe last September on an amazing trip I won from Whole Foods Market after making this video; and that we got engaged in Paris. You also may know that we spent a lot of time last October and November looking at venues. We planned to get married in October 2012.
In the midst of all this excitement, Adam’s 100-year-old Bubbe, who was the last person to leave her 200-person birthday party last summer, started weakening. She was very frail over Thanksgiving, and …

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