Archive for August 2013

Judith McGeary Works for a Better Food System

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Judith McGeary is an attorney, activist, and sustainable farmer. She is a passionate advocate of sustainable agriculture, and she and her husband established their own livestock farm.



Paula Disbrowe’s Horse Trader Salsa

Aug 16th, 2013 | By | Category: blog, cook something, vegetables and pasta

This is the perfect salsa to make when your garden is heavy with peppers that have been baking and intensifying in the late-summer sun.



Peace, Love and Chiles Baby!

Aug 16th, 2013 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

This year’s Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival is dedicated to the memory of Jill Lewis who died of an aggressive form of esophageal cancer in June 2013. So, we wanted to use this space to share her story of home cook to commercial bottler of award winning fiery foods.



Deep in the Heart of Hot Sauce (podcast)

Aug 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Time once again to “eat the heat” at the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival. This year’s festival is special, as it is dedicated to the memory of a fallen hot sauce titan: Jill Lewis. She started years ago as a home competitor in the contest and with her husband Kevin, turned their love of fiery food into the commercial bottling business, Austin Slow Burn.



Austin Ice Cream Festival Ticket Giveaway

Aug 14th, 2013 | By | Category: blog

Do you scream for ice cream? Well, scream no more, unless it’s with delight, because the 7th Scoop — better known as the Austin Ice Cream Festival — is coming to Fiesta Gardens in Austin, Texas, August 17, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.



The Spice Lady

Aug 9th, 2013 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Karen Aboussie grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas under the racks of her family’s children and ladies’ dress shops. How that prepared her for owning a spice shop in Austin, Texas is anyone’s guess.



HDP: Herbes de Provence

Aug 9th, 2013 | By | Category: beverages, blog, cook something

What do you get when you combine French thyme, savory, fennel, rosemary, marjoram, basil, lavender and tarragon? You get that classic herb blend known as HDP, or Herbes de Provence, which we use to make a simple syrup.



Spice and Easy

Aug 9th, 2013 | By | Category: show tips, the show

I asked Karen Aboussie of the Savory Spice Shop to provide a few tips for storing and using spices, herbs and blends–and she delivered!



The Spices of Life (podcast + contest)

Aug 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Spice use goes back to ancient times when they were considered rare and exotic, and used primarily for rituals, healing and embalming, and not so much for enlivening a culinary creation.

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