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[1 Dec 2008 | 9 Comments | 1,145 views]
Tis the Season for Tamales

This weekend Brandon and I stopped off at Oaxacan Tamaleo for lunch. It was my first visit to the restaurant in the year it moved from the gas station on West Anderson to Cedar Creek (near the Hyatt Lost Pines). While the food is yummy — especially the mole sauce, the new location is a schlep and the atmosphere is depressing. It’s definitely worth a stop-off if you are driving East though. It’s December unbelievably and Christmas is around the corner. In Central American communities and in Texas in …

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[30 Nov 2008 | 6 Comments | 1,432 views]
Honey Appreciation

Contrary to everything I learned reading Winnie the Pooh, I was shocked to learn this week that bears actually don’t like honey. When they go after bee hives, it is the high protein content in the baby bees that make their tummies rumble.
I met Scott Nelson at Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Scott is a third-generation beekeeper and co-owner of Bear Foot Honey in Sonoma, California. He brought samples of some of his delicious all-natural honey — we tasted wildflower, blackberry, clover, and raspberry-sage, among others. Honey gets its flavor from …

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[26 Oct 2008 | 6 Comments | 1,929 views]
Four Ounces of Heaven

Thanks to cousin Jami, a new frozen treat has entered my life. It’s called Brazos Supreme Ice Cream and it’s fresh goat milk ice cream produced by Wateroak Farm (Texas) from fresh dairy. There are three base flavors, vanilla, chocolate and coffee from which are derived the 50 or so flavors.

Today at Fresh Plus, my neighborhood grocery store, it seemed like there were no duplicates among the dozens of 4 oz. ice cream containers in stock. There was Eggnog, Java Jolt, Cafe Vienna, Mocha Almond Fudge, Butter Rum, Key …

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