Archive for March 2011

They Get Things Done

Mar 26th, 2011 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Many hands make light work is a saying that may be trite, but it is oh, so true–especially when putting on an event such as the Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival. Meet some of the folks who have made this year’s event possible.



Wine, Food, Win (podcast)

Mar 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

About a generation ago in Texas, “wine” was something a truck engine did when the trailer it was hauling uphill had too many cattle in it. Fine win wasn’t exactly a “go-to” beverage for most Texans.



Having Fun at the Festival

Mar 26th, 2011 | By | Category: show tips, the show

We want you to have a great time if you attend any of this year’s Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival, which run from March 31 through April 3, 2011. And so we have a few tips for negotiating the fun.



Adventures in Cooking

Mar 26th, 2011 | By | Category: blog, cook something, fish and seafood

Andrew Dwyer is a well-known Australian adventurer, chef, cookbook author, television presenter and historian. For 25 years, he has lead expeditions into the most remote and wild regions of Outback Australia.



The Meaning of Tea

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: blog

Over the past decade, we’ve been getting hip to the complex flavors and health benefits of tea, much of which comes from the plant camellia sinensis.



Growing Citrus in the Home Garden

Mar 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Grow Something, spring, summer

The seductive fragrance of the blooms and the promise of aromatic, sweet and tangy fruits entice those of us who live in places not hospitable to growing citrus to try it anyway.



Smoked Salmon Bites

Mar 12th, 2011 | By | Category: cook something, fish and seafood

Ireland is an island, which means it’s surrounded by water, and in those waters are fishes–including salmon. This delicious recipe from Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant gives home cooks another way to use the versatile Boxty, which is a savory potato pancake.



Corned Beef Rolls

Mar 12th, 2011 | By | Category: cook something, meat and poultry

If you love corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day, but want to try it in a different preparation, consider these Corned Beef Rolls from Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant. This recipe is for one, but is easily expandable, and would be a terrific appetizer to serve at your St. Paddy’s Day Party.



Tomato Confit

Mar 5th, 2011 | By | Category: cook something, vegetables and pasta

Tomato confit is a simple garnish to prepare, and adds a nice depth of flavor to sandwiches, salads and even soups.



Trace’s Winning Team

Mar 5th, 2011 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

From its sleek, stylish interior to the expertly crafted menu, featuring locally sourced ingredients, Trace Restaurant in the W Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas, has made its mark on the dining scene, and the team of Valerie Broussard and Paul Hargrove have been instrumental in its success.

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