Archive for December 2015

Cooking With Ray Benson (podcast)

Dec 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

One of the musical luminaries that call Austin home is Ray Benson, lead man for the Grammy Award winning Asleep at the Wheel. This big man with the big baritone voice and even bigger sense of humor is an enthusiastic herb gardener and passionate cook.



Ray Benson: The Big Man with the Big Voice

Dec 24th, 2015 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

He wasn’t born in Texas, but Ray Benson, founder and front man of the legendary band Asleep at the Wheel, got here as fast as he could. And we are so glad he did.



Homemade Chile Powder

Dec 24th, 2015 | By | Category: cook something, show tips, the show

Everyone who makes homemade chile powder does so according to their own taste; the ingredient they all have in common is the chiles—the rest is up for grabs.



Growing Olives and Using Olive Oil

Dec 18th, 2015 | By | Category: show tips

If you live in the right climate, you may be able to grow olive trees, and if you don’t, you can still enjoy quality olive oil. Cara Gambini of the Texas Hill Country Olive Company offers tips for both.



Citrus Marinated Olive Bowl

Dec 18th, 2015 | By | Category: blog, cook something, soups and salads

The Texas Hill Country Olive Company offers tours of the orchards and delicious dining in their bistro inside their tasting room. You might just find Citrus Marinated Olives on the menu.



The Gambini Family is Bound by Oil

Dec 18th, 2015 | By | Category: guest bio

I had the pleasure of visiting the Texas Hill Country Olive Company in Dripping Springs recently and met the father and daughter dynamic duo of olive growing and oil making: John and Cara Gambini.



Olive Oil in the Texas Hill Country (podcast)

Dec 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast

John Gambini and his daughter Cara Gambini oversee operations of the Texas Hill Country Olive Company’s certified organic orchard and mill in Dripping Springs where they grow more than 2,000 trees on 17 acres, and mill award-winning extra virgin olive oil.



Maria Rodale’s Crispy Roast Chicken and Gravy

Dec 10th, 2015 | By | Category: blog, cook something, meat and poultry

Roast chicken with crispy skin is one of the simplest, easiest things that can ever be made. You only really need three things: An oven, a whole organic chicken with skin, and a roasting pan that can go from oven to stovetop (for the gravy!).



What Organic Can Do For You

Dec 10th, 2015 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Maria Rodale believes any of us can change the world and our lives “one (organic) apple at a time.”



Maria Rodale: All in the Family

Dec 10th, 2015 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Maria Rodale is founding editor of Rodale.com, as well as her blog, Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen.

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