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[7 Nov 2011 | One Comment | 2,569 views]
Montesino Farm Tour and Barn Dance

I’ve always wanted to visit Montesino Farm in Wimberley, and this weekend had three great reasons to make the hour trek. One: You can rent it for events. Two: Slow Food Austin was hosting a tour of the farm. Three: There was a barn dance.
These are really nice farm apartments (with full kitchen) that you can rent for the weekend.
I was hanging out in their outdoor kitchen/bar area when the Montesino herd of Miniature Herefords came by for a snack. They looked huge to me. I later learned that while …

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Recipes »

[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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[10 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 4,473 views]
Take your Veggies to the Chevy

I generally try not to mix business with pleasure on this blog, and most of my business doesn’t happen in Austin. It generally takes place on an hour-long conference callĀ  with clients in other time zones, via e-mail chains, and at occasional out-of-town meetings.
The weekend before last, I happily mixed the two parts of my life on a road trip from Capitol Chevrolet down to the Pearl Farmer’s Market in San Antonio with a group of local food bloggers. Below is a slightly edited version of a blog I wrote …

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KGSR, Media »

[19 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | 2,779 views]
Urban Roots on KGSR Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.

I’m really looking forward to chatting with Max Elliott from Urban Roots and YouthLaunch tomorrow on KGSR 107.1 at 8:30 a.m. CT. We’ll be on the KGSR “Late Show” with Andy and Bryan and it will be streaming live online if you want to check it out.
I wrote about my experience at an Urban Roots community lunch this summer (scroll to the bottom of this hodgepodge blog) and first discovered this awesome non-profit while participating in last year’s Austin Urban Farm Bicycle Tour.
Urban Roots is a youth development program that …

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