Monthly Archives: November 2011

Parsley Salad Dressing for Joe’s Greens

I’ve been off salad lately. Maybe I’m just not so into the lettuces these days- what few options we have between seasons. But as it becomes cooler outside, my favorite salad pusher at the SFC Farmers’ Market, Joe of Austin … Continue reading

Posted in Dietary Restrictions, Recipes, Salty | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Green Garlic Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes have never been my favorite. While my brother built walls with the mashed potatoes on his plate to separate the food groups, I generally left mine untouched on the plate all together. This is perhaps because I’ve always … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving Menu…

This isn’t a real post, per se, but I wanted to be sure I got my Thanksgiving menu out the door while it’s on the brain and folks are thinking about what to buy and where to buy it. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Next in the Flourless Chocolate Torte Search (or Ode to Eating in Florence)

When I was 21, I spent a semester in Florence, Italy. I ate my way through the country. Literally. Then I spent 2 more months eating my way through the rest of Europe. You think I’m joking. My 5″2 frame … Continue reading

Posted in Dietary Restrictions, Recipes, Sweet | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Fried Green Tomato, Over Easy Egg, Pork Belly, and Bitter Greens Sandwich

On Wednesdays I usually stop by the farmers’ market to check on my volunteers, greet some farmers, and do just a little shopping if I really need something. Today, I meant to just get eggs, but Kevin Ottmers had these … Continue reading

Posted in Dietary Restrictions, Recipes, Salty | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

International Food Bloggers Conference: a brief recap

I recently attended the International Food Bloggers Conference in Santa Monica, California. My lovely mother was on a panel and asked if I wanted to come and attend the conference with her as her partner in crime. A weekend by … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | 4 Comments

Main Course: Roast Chicken with Butternut Squash, Apples, and Prunes

I love a good roast chicken, I was given a ton of butternut squash, I’d just bought a bag of prunes at costco (they get a bad rap but they’re so great to cook with), and Rosh Hashanah is all … Continue reading

Posted in Dietary Restrictions, Recipes, Salty | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Cooling Fall Salad: Jicama, Apple, and Cucumber

Here in Austin, Texas it may be well into fall but we’re still experiencing days with highs in the 80s. It’s early November and it was just a few weeks ago that we put in our fall garden. After a … Continue reading

Posted in A Little Spicy, Dietary Restrictions, Recipes, Salty | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Pumpkin Custard Trial (I)

It’s pumpkin season! I love all things pumpkin. The blonde roommate decided to have pumpkin carving festivities at the house and I decided to contribute the dessert. While custard is pretty much always a naturally gluten free delight, it is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

First Course: French(ish) Onion Soup with Raw Cheese Crostini

I was tossing a few ideas around for what to make as the first course for our Rosh Hashanah feast and as I often do, ran several ideas off of some tasters. Between friends on gchat the whole menu was … Continue reading

Posted in Dietary Restrictions, Recipes, Salty | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment