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Monthly Archives: January 2009

It’s Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Time Again

Lammes candies is selling its famous, limited-quantity fruits today through Saturday. After that, they’ll be gone again… and you never know when they’ll come back. They’re available at all of Lammes’s six locations in Austin, Round Rock, and San Marcos and will set you back $14.95 per pound, which works out to between $22 and [...]

Plan to Love Local this Valentine’s Day

The holiday of love is only two-and-a-half weeks away, folks. If you’re looking to love locally this year, check out these locavore ideas:

Austin-native Cookie Lounge is serving up custom cookies (left) for your favorite cookie monster. A dozen delivered with a personalized Valentine’s Day card and balloon will set you back a mere $19, with [...]

Dai Due Announces February Schedule

Do you Dai Due? Jesse Griffiths founded the Austin supper club by that name – pronounced like the words dye do way, emphasis on the do. Together with partner Tamara Mayfield, he prepares the ultimate in local meals at different venues (think farms and private homes) around town. How local does Jesse get?  The only [...]

Texas Eats: Tortilla Chips

Tortilla chips made by that famous national brand strangely make the corners of my mouth burn when I eat them. And if there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that food shouldn’t hurt. Food should help. It should heal. It should satisfy and nourish. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about food’s restorative powers [...]

I’m questing for ‘kraut.

Cabbage is in-season around Texas, and I’ve been longing to make my own sauerkraut. It’s not a straightforward process, though. Or is it? I’m documenting the experience over at Eating Out of the (Local) Box. Have you made sauerkraut before? I hope you’ll share your tips!

Eating Local, Baja-Style

The best part of traveling? The food of course. In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last week, the local fare included plenty of fresh seafood, tropical fruits, pastries, even regional wine and a new-to-me liqueur called Damiana.  Around the hotels, my husband and I tried to opt for the most locally representative dining spots we could [...]

Going Non-Local… On Vacation!

If you’re craving a locavore fix this week, you can click on “January 2008″ under “Past Posts” on the right side of this page. There, you’ll find links to posts that are a year old, but relevant again – like the first-ever “Texas Eats” about grapefruit. I’ll be eating local in another locale until January [...]

Clucking Off-Site Today

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? I’m blogging about fowl over at Relish Austin today.