Archive for July 2012

How to Conquer Cupcakes

Jul 20th, 2012 | By | Category: cooking tips, show tips

Professional pastry chef, Jessica Forkner knows her way around baked goods. She’s founder of Objects of Confection, a business that “makes hand crafted treats to love.” She offers some tips for the budding baker on how to make a perfect cupcake every time.



Chocolate Whiskey and Beer Cupcakes

Jul 20th, 2012 | By | Category: baking and desserts, blog, cook something

When asked to share a cupcake recipe representative of the Cupcakes and Cocktails benefit for Bake a Wish, pastry chef Jessica Forkner — founder and head baker at Objects of Confection — obliged.



Bake A Wish (podcast)

Jul 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Find out how you can attend the Cupcakes & Cocktails benefit for Bake A Wish. Bake A Wish is a volunteer run nonprofit that bakes and delivers birthday cakes to people — young and old — who might not otherwise receive one.



Silent Auction & Cupcake Challenge

Jul 20th, 2012 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

The Cupcakes & Cocktails event by Austin Food Blogger Alliance, benefiting Bake A Wish, is more than good food and drink for a good cause. It is also a silent auction and cocktail-themed cupcake challenge. Check out the highlights.



Tips for Buying Local in Central Texas

Jul 13th, 2012 | By | Category: show tips, the show

John Lash of Farm to Table in Austin, Texas knows a thing or two about shopping for local vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy, and shares his tips on finding the best local licks.



Local Food’s Middle Man

Jul 13th, 2012 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

What do you do with degrees in English and Finance? If you’re John Lash, you start a business distributing local food to restaurants, schools and other commercial interests.



Watermelon Salad with Cotija Cheese, Lime and Cilantro

Jul 13th, 2012 | By | Category: blog, cook something, soups and salads

Chef Shawn Cirkiel, the creative culinary talent behind Austin restaurants Parkside, Olive & June, and The Backspace uses as much locally sourced produce, meat and dairy at his restaurants as possible. He shares a terrific summer dish that will become your “go-to” salad whenever the temperature rises and watermelons are in season.



Local Licks: Season by Season (podcast + contest)

Jul 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

John Lash has had an interest in food his entire life, but John’s interest goes beyond what he puts in his own belly.



Tuesday Tip: Grow a Home Vegetable Garden

Jul 10th, 2012 | By | Category: blog, daily tips, Grow Something

Feel the thrill, the power, and the joy of making meals from the ground up when you grow your own food. It doesn’t require a farm sized plot, nor does it need to take a lot of your precious time.



In Olivia’s Garden with Chef Andrew Francisco

Jul 6th, 2012 | By | Category: show tips, the show

People talk about getting their fruits and vegetables from a 10-mile radius. At Olivia, they’ve cut it down to 10 yards.

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