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[25 Jan 2011 | 56 Comments | 9,322 views]
Reclaiming Maple

How passionate am I about maple syrup? I would describe it as similar to how the French feel about wine, to how Middle Easterners feel about hummus, or how locavores feel about eating locally. Born in Canada, I’m proud and fiercely passionate about maple syrup.
Do I care if you like maple syrup? No. However, I DO care about you knowing what maple syrup is, and what it is not. I care about maple syrup’s “brand” as a natural product, and I don’t like the way so many restaurants are sullying …

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[18 Jan 2011 | 19 Comments | 4,742 views]
Michele’s Granola

I just wanted to take a moment to celebrate a milestone. This is my 400th post. YAY! Ok, now back to our regularly scheduled programming….
Yesterday I told you about the strange coincidence that two people from my past have started successful local businesses selling granola. Jessica, of Jessica’s Natural Foods, and Michele, of Michele’s Granola.
I know Michele from our high school days in Potomac, MD. Michele was in the same class as me, David F. (aka Famous Fat Dave), and Dhani Jones (the pro football player and all-around renaissance man). …

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[17 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 2,534 views]
Jessica’s Granola

I’ve always loved the crunchy, sweet, healthy goodness of granola in cereal, as a topping for yogurt, or in bar form thrown into my purse or backpack for a snack. There’s something special about granola, and I’ve been thinking about that recently because two people from my past have started successful, granola-based businesses. I’ll be dedicating this post and tomorrow’s post to telling their story.
The first is Jessica — a dear friend from my days at the University of Michigan. Jessica is very smart — she majored in Engineering at U …

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Restaurants, Tasty Bits, Tasty Tuesdays »

[4 Jan 2011 | 29 Comments | 8,593 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: New Food Has Come to Light

Damn, Austin! Just as I get on a roll with my healthy eating and exercise, you go and open up new mouthwatering restaurants! I hate you almost as much as I love you! I will prevail though — I will show you, and show myself, that I can enjoy deliciously rich dishes once in a while, stay on track the rest of the time, and still lose weight [shakes fist]!
So here’s my plan: eat as healthy as possible 90% of the time and the other 10%, check out these new …

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[29 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 2,473 views]
Buildings and Food @ Arthouse

Back in November, I posted about “Austin Arty Food Events” and included the reopening of Arthouse and Jason Middlebrook’s “More Art About Buildings and Food” exhibition in the list.
If you haven’t had a chance to stop by Arthouse, the exhibition space at 7th and Congress, you can still check out the art about buildings and food until Jan. 16.
For me, the coolest part of this exhibit is that I’m part of it! One of my family recipes is painted directly onto this wall. Also, once it’s over, they will just …

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