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[17 Apr 2010 | 4 Comments | 2,955 views]
CSA and Backyard Garden-Inspired Meals

Adam and I are checking out Green Gate Farms CSA this month — splitting a full share with our friends Laura and Mike. CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture,” and basically is a way to connect consumers and farmers directly — cutting out the middle man and ensuring food is eaten at its peak. I think the best part so far is the new recipe experimenting. We picked up our loot last Saturday from our new friend Adelea and she passed along some great recipes. I made my own version …

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[7 Mar 2010 | 47 Comments | 16,512 views]
24 Hour Eats in Austin During SXSW

Austin takes NYC’s place as “the city that never sleeps” for about ten days every year during SXSW. The three-in-one festival begins this Friday with SXSW film and interactive, followed by music on March 17 and through the weekend.
The activity is continuous but we all need to eat, right? Listed below are places you can grab a bite 24-hours-a-day — or at least into the wee hours of the morning.
24 Diner is the newest addition to the 24-hour diner scene in Austin, joining Magnolia and Kerbey Lane in the race …

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Memories, Recipes »

[2 Dec 2009 | 6 Comments | 2,270 views]
Best Omlette Ever

Growing up in suburban Maryland, there was a company called Mr. Omlette that you could hire for parties and brunches. That event’s Mr. Omlette would wear a white chefs coat and a tall toque and it was so much fun to pick as many fillings as I wanted.
Back in mid-September I was visiting my family in Maryland for both Rosh Hashanah and my birthday and our friends the Feldmans/Rices invited us over to brunch.
When we arrived we were greeted by this gorgeous spread:

Jared Rice and his girlfriend Leila woke up …

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Restaurants »

[3 Jan 2009 | One Comment | 1,901 views]
Start Your Day at the Counter Cafe

The Counter Cafe is the kind of place that makes you feel like a regular the first time you walk through the door.
I was craving real eggs the other day. The kind that come from local hens and were picked within 24 hours from their warm nest.
Don’t you agree that these types of eggs should have a different name than the one you buy in the cold section at the grocery store? The yolks are vibrant, the taste is more flavorful, and the cooked eggs are fluffy and light.
The menu …

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