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[26 Oct 2011 | 4 Comments | 3,064 views]
Proposed MAPLE Act to Send Fakes Down the Drain

My fellow Maple Syrup fans (and those who love us), today is a great day! It may forever go down in history as the day that saved REAL maple syrup.

As loyal readers know, I am extremely passionate about maple syrup. Having been born in Canada, my parents would take me to sugar shacks every spring, and we would visit pancake houses where the maple syrup flowed freely.
Today, six senators from New York, Maine, and Vermont, led by chief sponsor Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), introduced the Maple Agriculture Protection and Law …

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[11 Sep 2011 | 12 Comments | 2,722 views]
ABJ: Eateries Watching Online Reputations

It’s always fun seeing your name in print, and I was happy to share some thoughts with the Austin Business Journal on recommendations for restaurants engaging on social media.

I responded to a request on Twitter from writer Vicky Garza, and she conducted the interview via email. Her query:
“I am working on an article about the role of social media for restaurants. You seem pretty active on Twitter. Do you know of any examples where social media (or the lack of) has really hurt/helped an Austin-area restaurant? Why is it important …

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[12 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 2,065 views]
Aug. 21: Pie Love Fundraiser for SafePlace

There are some really fun food events coming up this weekend and next weekend that I want to make sure you know about. They each feature delicious food, entertainment, giving back to the community, and maybe best of all, AIR CONDITIONING. Yes, it’s been over 100 degrees for way too long here in Austin. We are currently at over forty days of over 100 degree heat…it’s almost biblical what is going on down here! But thank goodness for that air conditioning.
Anyway, this weekend, I’m competing in the Slow Food Austin …

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[4 Aug 2011 | 6 Comments | 3,890 views]
Thank You For Voting Ice Cream Social!

I’m so grateful to my Austin community for voting to help me win a foodie fantasy trip to Europe from Whole Foods. Adam and I are booked for the adventure of a lifetime in September!
As a small way to say thank you, since unfortunately I can’t fit everyone who voted in my suitcase, I’m hosting an ice cream social, and everyone is invited, while supplies last!
I figured what better way to celebrate and beat the heat than to get together for a cool, tasty treat at the Open Room — a magical …

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[28 Jul 2011 | 8 Comments | 2,829 views]
Support Austin Food Blogger Team in Slow Food Austin Quiz Bowl

I’m excited to share that I will be participating in the Slow Food Austin Quiz Bowl as part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance team!
I’m so excited to be joining Megan of Stetted, Melanie of My Rubberbandball and the Austin Chronicle, and Kathryn of Austin Gastronomist as the only all-food blogger (and potentially the only all-female) team!
And we have a study strategy. Maybe not as extreme as what Rodney Dangerfield did in the film Back to School, but we’re serious about learning as much food trivia as we can over the …

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