Summer Wanes. Hatch and Harvest.

Everyone with a garden spends the late Summer noticing the ever-shortening evenings. As if the sun is reminding you from just above the horizon, exactly how amazing those crops look. Whether a small raised bed or acreage, a sewn seed brought to harvest is important. I get my ingredients, for the most part, from stores….

Trader Joe’s Tip: Green Dragon Hot Sauce

This hot sauce goes on everything from eggs, rice, burritos and tacos to stir fry, queso, pho, chili and more. Leave it to your imagination and experiment. After all it is a big 18 ounce bottle for just $2.99. We put this on the table several times a week to try on new things…just in…

Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

As regular readers of this blog already know, I like to avoid pre-mixed spices and spice kits for marinades, sauces, and so on. I was just mixing up a batch of taco seasonings for tonight’s dinner when it occurred to me to share my recipe (which is really pretty flexible depending on your taste). 1/4…

Father’s Day Gifts

For those of you who don’t know, Father’s Day is almost here! This year (2017) it falls on Sunday, June 18. That said, there is still time to place an order for some awesome culinary gifts for Dad. I’ll break it down by a few key categories. Rather than linking each item to the specific…

Colossal Curry Cookoff 2017 – Eat or Compete!

April 22, 2017 from 2-4pm at Shangri-La (East Austin) – Join us! I’m a proud, card-carrying member of the Austin Food Blogger’s Alliance, and this annual event raises funds for our community-based activities for the year. This year is my first year as a competitor, and I’m in it to win it. That being said,…

Illustrating My Cookbook Series

This year I’ve revisited my passion for drawing. I’ve been drawing for my self-published cookbook series to start. I’m enjoying this awakening.

Verboort Sausage Festival

For 82 years (and counting), the small Oregon Dutch community of Verboort has been hosting a sausage dinner fundraiser for “Visitation School” and this year it was my great honor to attend.