Tag: summer


Corn and Zucchini Salad

A nice recipe we found in the August, 2014 edition of Bon Appetit. Link here: Corn and Zucchini Salad with Feta. PrintCorn and Zucchini Salad From Bon Appetit magazine, August 2014.Ingredients4 ears of corn, husked Kosher salt 4 small zucchini […]


Saturday Supper at the Farm: Summer!

The string of perfect weather continues Saturday — wow! what a month! — so we decide to screen another movie. More cedar-planked salmon! More corn! And, for the first time this summer, a little Hitchcock. The beautiful salmon from the […]


Sam Gets a Kiddie Pool

Somebody quite enjoys splishing and splashing in the water. For 7 bucks, you can’t beat it. We sat under the umbrella and sprayed her with the hose every now and again. She was rapturous.   Related posts: No related posts.


Korean Fried Chicken

Light, crunchy batter. Spicy, firey sauce. What’s not to love about Korean Fried Chicken? This is the second or third time we’ve made this recipe, which originally came from the New York Times. Since then, we have found that you don’t […]


Recipe: Rote Grütze

A currant pudding, the recipe for which I found in this month’s issue of Martha Stewart Living. How fortuitous, considering we just harvested exactly six cups of currants!  As you can probably tell from the name, it’s a German dish. […]

cocktails, recipes

Cocktail Recipe: Blueberry Smash

Normally we don’t go for vodka drinks around here anymore. (We’re into amaro lately.) But this drink, which we found originally in Bon Appetit, looked so refreshing (and seasonal!) that I couldn’t pass it up. When I went to pour […]

cocktails, recipes

Cocktail Recipe: Mojitos

This photo got a lot of comments over on Facebook, so I thought we’d better share the recipe here, too! Yummy refreshing minty rummy drinks, after the jump. Related posts: Watermelon-Basil Mojitos Cocktail Recipe: Mint Juleps Gin Gin Mules Cocktail […]


Recipe: Maraschino Cherries

Making your own maraschino cherries couldn’t be simpler. And besides, who wants all that sugar and food coloring and preservatives when you can just have cherries and booze! Related posts: Recipe: Watermelon Rind Pickles Recipe: Franklin’s Espresso BBQ Sauce Recipe: […]


Recipe: Watermelon Rind Pickles

Even though I grew up in Texas, the first time I can remember having watermelon rind pickles was at Fatty Crab in Manhattan. And I remembered really really loving them. And so when I was paging through Texas Eats — […]


Recipe: Franklin’s Espresso BBQ Sauce

Frankin BBQ used to be in a trailer that shared a parking lot with a coffee roaster. An espresso barbecue sauce was a natural. From Texas Eats by Robb Walsh. Frankin’s Espresso BBQ Sauce Makes about 7 cups. 4 cups […]


Aaron Franklin’s Butcher Paper Brisket

SCF fans may remember our trip to Franklin Barbecue back in 2010. Well that little barbecue trailer has become the most popular barbecue restaurant in Austin, which is to say it is some of the most popular barbecue in the country. […]


Recipe: Plum and Walnut Tart

SCF fans might say, “What? Another plum tart recipe? The one from Ina Garten isn’t good enough?” Well, indeed it is. But like any curious cook, sometime we like to see what else is out there. Some people might call […]


Apricot Conserve

There is nothing like an apricot right off the tree, nothing. Eating one is like putting a ball of sunshine in your mouth. Apricots from the farmers market are pretty darn close. Not perfect, but a lot closer than what […]


Recipe: Fried Zucchini Blossoms

Fried zucchini blossoms are truly one of my favorite summer snacks. Salty, sweet, nutty — all that and at least the semblance that they’re somewhat good for you. Hey! Zucchini is a vegetable, last I checked. If you have a […]


Recipe: Stella’s Potato Salad

Y’all may remember Stella, at least through her reputation as an excellent cook. Stella is our friend Laurie’s mom, and Stella makes the best, most kick-ass tamales you’ve ever met, bar none. One Christmas, Laurie brought a suitcase’s worth to […]


Recipe: Tennessee-Style Coleslaw

A new cole slaw recipe, which uses mustard to take some of the sweet out of the mayonnaise. It was a big hit. It may not be the prettiest picture, but it sure does taste good. Related posts: Quick Barbecue […]