Friday, June 24, 2011

Food News

I wish I could eat Sugar Mama's cupcakes every single day.
Light, delicate, full of flavor!

I've been posting some food-related things on my food-related blog. You can read that over at! Tell me what you think!

One more piece of "food news", if you find yourself in Austin, don't visit Guero's Taco Bar. I did a completely honest review of a meal we had there on yelp, and received a very rude and childish response from the owner. It's bad form to negatively respond to an honest review of your business. Perhaps, instead, you should be concerned as to why so many customers are saying the same things over & over about your food.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Kitchen Window

Today, I finally got a job! That means bills will be paid and I will have somewhere to go. I am beyond excited.

I don't know too much yet about the place, but the place is called The Kitchen Window. It's a food truck that is located behind Thom's Market at Barton Springs Road & Jessie Street. I am beyond stoked to not be working in retail and to have a chance to work with food.

Check it out - they're working on a new menu, which should include 3 vegetarian items!

I start Thursday :)

I have a really great plan on another project to work on over the summer when I'm not working. Details on that later...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Frozen Desserts

It's been over 100 degrees the past two days in Austin. Before that, I don't think there has been a day since we've been here that it's been under 98 degrees. Frozen treats to the rescue! Here's my first favorite:

Strawberry Sorbet: 

‎1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 pints strawberries
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 - 3 tbsp vanilla extract

1. Bring sugar + water to boil over high heat, stirring constantly. When it starts boiling, turn to low, and let cook 5 minutes (stirring occasionally). Remove from heat, cover for 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, wash strawberries, dry, then cut into quarters. Put in blender (or food processor) & process with 1/4 cup of sugar/water mix. Process until you can hardly see the seeds anymore.

3. Mix everything else together in a container that can be frozen.

4. Let that mixture freeze overnight. In the morning, I let the sorbet sit out for about 5 - 10 minutes, then used a spoon to mash it and mix it up. Return to freezer. Eat after a couple hours!

(I suggest letting it sit out for a few minutes to soften up just a touch before eating. This recipe should make around 6 - 8 servings.)
This one goes delicious with Banana Soft Serve that my friend Lilly turned me onto from  Bananas + strawberries!?! How could it get any better?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I was 18 days without the internet. It was a crazy time...not really. But, I've been thinking about all the things I've wanted to post about our adventure down to Austin. With being currently unemployed, I'll have plenty of time for that. For now, I want to share a few observations.

1. Texas drivers are CRAZY! They're always in a hurry, or going way too slow.
2. There is always something I want to eat down here. Always.
3. The heat is hot, but the humidity is nothing compared to Indiana, which makes it completely bearable.
4. I forgot how to make friends/meet people. Ugh!
5. Most everyone down here is so nice!
6. Getting a job = knowing someone.
7. Being unemployed is hard & requires many naps.
8. A lot of the natural food stores down here are just glorified Marsh/Krogers.
9. The dogs don't like males just because of their deep voices.
10. I miss you.

We've been filling out a ton of applications in the hot Texas sun. I've been wearing dresses! Well, twice I think.

My first batch of resumes. They've since been edited & ribbons exchanged for little owls. I'm handing these to everyone I pass on the street. (Well, not really. Yet.)

I'll try to write a much more interesting post soon. Right now, I'm going through caffeine withdrawal.