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[9 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,890 views]
A Smoothie for Allen

When one of our board members shared the news that Allen Stern, Austin Food Blogger Alliance (AFBA) member, early tech blogger, entrepreneur, and green smoothie enthusiast had passed away last week, many members shared stories of Allen’s kindness, welcoming personality, and excitement about his new healthy lifestyle.
I never met Allen Stern personally, but he was an active member of AFBA, and a very enthusiastic and giving one at that. Unfortunately, I never met Allen in person, all of my interactions with Allen were all in an online context — via …

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[8 Nov 2012 | 14 Comments | 2,109 views]
Slurping Down the Austin Ramen Scene

Austin is buzzing about ramen, thanks to two restaurants currently serving what I’m told is authentic Japanese ramen — Komé and Ramen Tatsu-Ya. Now that I’ve had a chance to try both, I wanted to share pictures and first impressions from the point of view of someone new to this dish.
Komé serves ramen only at lunch, and they offer three varieties for about $9 each — shoyu ramen, miso ramen, and tonkotsu ramen. The ramen comes with lots of goodies along with the broth and fresh noodles — the tonkotsu …

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[21 May 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,073 views]
Greenling Recipe Kits

I first heard about Greenling’s recipe kits from some of my colleagues who were raving about how easy it is to whip up a delicious and balanced meal with them. I contacted the company and asked if I could check out one of the kits for a week and write about the experience. I was so charmed that I grabbed my credit card and ordered another recipe kit the following week.
Here’s a peek inside of my first recipe kit box, which was sitting on my porch when I came home …

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[20 May 2012 | 7 Comments | 1,797 views]
An Urban Roots Internship: Quay’s Experience

Yesterday, I dropped by the Urban Roots farm, off 183 in East Austin, to interview Shaquashia (known to me as Quay) about her experience so far in the Urban Roots program. I’ve known Quay since late 2008, when I met her through Ilyse, her “Big Sis” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas program.
I love the Urban Roots program, having first visited the farm in 2008 on an Austin Urban Farm bicycle tour,  interviewed co-founder Max Elliott on KGSR in 2009, attended a farm lunch in 2010, and …

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[25 Apr 2012 | 12 Comments | 1,593 views]
Our (Second) Wedding Venue

When Adam and I got married on Christmas Day, 2011, we were already in the process of planning our wedding for October, 2012. After weeks of visiting dozens of venues, we had chosen one that felt truly special to us, and had hired a wedding planner. We took a hiatus from planning “Wedding B” as we started calling it in order to focus on planning “Wedding A” — which included many ups and downs in the month that we worked on pulling it together. As you know if you read …

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