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Photo by Brad Stufflebeam

I just did a wonderful two day tour of a local Austin farm, Boggy Creek Farm. The event was catered by Jesse Griffiths and Tamara Mayfield of Dai Due. They run a supper club specializing in using only local products. The roast beef sandwich was wonderful as well as the grilled chicken.

My Wife Is Out Of Town


While my wife is out of town, I thought I would do what any guy would and sharpen up my pasta dough recipe.

I have a pasta cutter and it only ever seems to get every other cut right. So I mixed my dough twice as longs as I usually do and made sure it was firm. It worked! It cut perfectly.

Rough Scones

I know, I know… they ain’t pretty. But, I’m working on them. And to have the smell of hot scones on a Sunday, just makes the morning go that much smoother.

Raspberry Chicken Salad

I think people tend to over-cook chicken. I’m not talking medium-rare, but just done. When there is still some moisture in there. I cook mine on medium heat so I can slow down the process and monitor it better. The salad is a raspberry vinaigrette with feta and red onions.