Great summer food from the garden!
This weekend I caved in to the urge and bought some Texas peaches. On Saturday I made a fresh peach cake for our friend’s birthday which turned out incredible. I adapted this recipe from a strawberry cake that my friend Dana sent: Fresh peach cake 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/4 cups turbinado sugar 2 […]Read More ›
Wow, what a day. Sunday turned out to be everything I love about the World Cup, and then some. Unlike in 2006, the team I was cheering for won the final. And not just any team, but Spain, who had been fighting the curse of never making it to the final for as long as […]Read More ›
And then there were two…
Thrilling games, the semis. Yesterday an impromptu party erupted at our house when Eric and Martine came to watch the game bearing a quick stove-top paella with sausage, shrimp, mussels and octopus (as I said before, in Spain they eat it, in Germany they use it for futbol predictions…) I made gazpacho with Green Zebra […]Read More ›
And now, a word from Pickles in the garden…
It’s been a very fruitful summer in the garden so far, thanks to all this wonderful rain and sunshine. Unfortunately I haven’t had much time to keep up with it, what with all the World Cup celebrations and such. But guests that have come to my parties have taken part of the bounty of tomatoes […]Read More ›
Menu and recipes for the weekend
This has been, so far, a World Cup full of surprises and excitement. last minute wins, powerhouses eliminated, first-timers advancing to the next round, amazing goles, and new heroes. Everything we always expect, and more! I am thrilled with this weekend’s matches, and I am already making my shopping list for tomorrow. On the futbol […]Read More ›
CuisineXplorers in the news!
In case you have not seen it, Here’s an article from yesterday’s Austin American-Statesman by my friend Addie Broyles. Look at the online version for some recipes, too! Thanks so much, Addie! Home > Food & Drink > Dining At Home World Cup brings together fans, flavors from around the world Related Photos: World Cup […]Read More ›