It’s pickle season, folks! Time hit the farmer’s market and break out those canning jars.
Vine ripe ‘tomato’ finds — thanks to a few of our favorite restaurants! Inspired recipes from my friends at Backstreet Cafe and Bakery Lorraine made for enjoying outdoors this summer!
With nothing but sunshine and triple digit temps on the horizon, it’s a prime time for a slice of fresh watermelon! We love that distinct flavor contrast between sweet and crunchy – and just how versatile (& portable!) this distinctive tropical fruit can be…
Having just returned from two glorious weeks of wining and dining in Italy, all things Italian get my attention. If you haven’t been to Arcodoro, put it on your to-do list. It’s a Sardinian restaurant and is known for its delicious authentic food…
Your weekend wake up call is at Olivia — named one of the “Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appétit magazine. With a bright, spacious setting and seasonal fare that’s fresh and locally sourced, our introduction to this eclectic New American eatery began with a beautiful midday brunch!
Major renovations for Rainey Street in Austin! No Va Kitchen & Bar is the dream child of chef/owner Brad Sorenson (Food Network Star, Chopped) with adventurous, yet approachable dishes and a menu that offers home-spun twists on sophisticated classics.
Goodtaste has some interesting ways you can use watermelons this summer…fun recipes!
Preparing for my segments on Deborah Duncan’s Great Day Houston show is always a fun and challenging adventure. Many of the TV segments I do on other shows revolve around restaurant dishes around the city that I enjoy as well as wine choices worthy of your time…
Now here’s a popular restaurant that I’ve been coming to since Day 1: Stone Werks. Three locations around the Alamo City (Lincoln Heights, The Vineyard, and The Rim) together share an impressive history…over twenty years of serving San Antonio! They’re also a longtime Sysco customer.
Kate’s Frosting Cupcakes on Main opened in 2007 after a long San Antonio summer of creating and testing original cupcake recipes. It’s one of my favorite areas in San Antonio…Mom & Pop shops line the streets and are frequented often by curious, smiling faces. Try two of Kate’s latest additions to her ‘confection collection’…certified scrumptious for summer!
This time of year, proper hydration is a big deal — and most of us simply aren’t drinking enough water. If a plain old glass of the good stuff isn’t appealing, Epicure carries some tasty alternatives. Store Manager, Stephanie Hernandez, and I sampled a trio of brands you won’t find just anywhere.
Summertime in Texas means watermelon season! These plump, plus-size fruits are in stock BIG TIME at H-E-B. Chef Belinda with Cooking Connections offers up some great tips on how to choose, and carve the juiciest, ripest melon of the bunch.
We’re getting into the hottest part of the year, but what better way to chill than with lush, ripe-and-ready watermelon! It was one of my favorite summer snacks as a kid. Now it seems like I’m seeing this cool fruit pop up more often in crafty recipes everywhere I go…
No cook, no hassle! Easy recipes that take mere moments to assemble. Soups, salads…sandwiches like this chunky chicken salad from the legendary Gristmill restaurant in historic Gruene. And, of course, ceviche for the summer months ahead! Enjoy!
It has all the makings of a picturesque Texas picnic for you grill! Go Texan Chef Ross Burtwell welcomed me out to the gorgeous Cabernet Grill at the Cotton Gin Village to try his Grilled Texas Wild Caught Shrimp with Watermelon Ancho Glaze & Texas Watermelon Pico…one bite and I was sold!