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Cochon is coming, Cochon is coming!

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So much going on this weekend! Austin Food Blogger’s Alliance first bloggers conference, Byte of Texas,  a fabulous sounding fundraiser for local Springdale Farms, my birthday And Cochon 555 is coming to Austin. If you have not heard, Cochon 555 is an epic traveling pork battle featuring local chefs in a competition using heritage breeds […]

Byte of Texas Speakers

I am so excited about the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance first ever conference called Byte of Texas. On September 27-28 here in Austin we will be hosting bloggers from far and wide to come learn, discuss and grow ourselves and our blogs. Hope to see you there! Here’s a description of the event: Byte of Texas […]

Cooking Planit Slide Show

I am testing a new slider for the Cooking Planit Blog. Check out some of our great recipes. Tweet

Menu for the Big Chill

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  Menu is in for the Big Chill on June 26. Tickets still available here.   Drinks Chameleon Cold-Brew   The Dude- Orange White Russian   Good Pop   “Pop”tails featuring Strawberry Lemonade and Hibiscus Mint   Bites The Carillon   Chilled Cucumber-Avocado Soup with Jumbo Lump Crab, Crisp Wonton and Yuzu-Koshu   Celtic Seafare   Irish Soda Bread […]

The Big Chill

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  It’s the coolest event in the hot Texas summer: the Big Chill! Join the Austin Food Blogger Alliance for a night to remember. Dress up and cool down with chilly bites from some of Austin’s top restaurants in the beautiful Bullock Texas State History Museum. Chefs from top Austin restaurants—including The Carillon, No Va, […]

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Homemade Kahlua Recipe

Well before the Dude Abided, I was a White Russian fan.  My first legal drink in a bar was a White Russian.  I remember thinking, “Vodka and milk?  This is going to be gross.”  But what I didn’t know about then was the Kahlua, which is a coffee flavored liquer that when added to vodka and milk transforms the cocktail to a drink I like to refer to as Quik with a Kick as it is similar to a glass of the Nestle’s drink with a decidedly adult  finish. 

Kahlua is delicious and can be used in other drinks besides White Russians as well as in baking but at around $20 a bottle, it can be expensive.  I used the knock off store version for years before I figured out how to make my own.  I have  some that will most likely be poured into a mug of hot chocolate tonight to put a dent on the chill in the air.

Homemade Kahlua

  • 4 cups water*
  • 1/2 cup instant coffee*
  • 4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 liter vodka  **update**  I recently made a batch with a full liter of vodka on accident and actually liked it a bit a bit more, so I would say use a minimum of a 1/2 liter
  • 2 vanilla beans or 2 Tablespoon vanilla

Combine water, instant coffee, and brown sugar in large pot and boil for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.  This is important because the boiling point for alcohol is 79°.  If you put the vodka in before it has cooled to at least this temperature, you risk loosing some of the alcohol to evaporation.  Combine the vodka with the cooled coffee mixture.  Cut the vanilla beans in half and place into a clean 1 liter glass bottle.  Fill bottle with the coffee liquer and give it a shake.  The black specks floating around are the seeds from the vanilla bean also called “vanilla caviar”.  Yum!  Store in a cool, dark place for at least 2 weeks.  The longer it sits, the tastier it gets but that is usually as long as I can wait.

* You can substitute 4 cups of your favorite strongly brewed coffee for the water and instant coffee.  I actually had some decent instant that a friend brought me back from Jamaica in my last batch that worked out great but use whatever you like.

Taste of Austin

One of my favorite foodie events in Austin is back at the Palmer Events Center on 1/27.  Use discount code “EBTOA”  for 20% off early bird tickets.  General admission tickets (regularly $25) are available for $20
and reserved seating tickets (regularly $35) are currently available for $28 
on their website at www.tasteofaustin.org.

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Week of 1000 Cocktails Part 2

Next stop on the cocktail train was a mixology class sponsored by Hendricks gin. It was all very mysterious. I saw an add online for a Hendricks class at a secret location. I submitted my info and within 24 hours, I got the invite and the location was revealed to be Kenichi on 4th and […]

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Michael Pollan on KLRU Overheard

Michael Pollan,  author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food,  will be in Austin next week for Edible Austin’s Eat Local Week.  Click to purchase tickets for what is sure to be a wonderful evening on December 10.  Or RSVP herefor a free taping Saturday morning December 11 at KLRU studios taping of […]

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Week of 1000 Cocktails Part 1

As the weather gets colder, Austin turns from the outdoor festival mecca to the indoor cocktail soiree.  I kicked the season off with a bang last week doing 4 parties in 1 week.  That may seem like a long weekend to some but it was a wonderfully exhausting tour of some of the best in […]

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The Grange

A rare opportunity to sip on $500 a bottle Shiraz at the Wine and Food Foundation fund raiser at the Driskill. Tweet

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Mary Booth’s Favorite Lemon Tartlets

Mary Booth and I met at a Slow Food Austin potluck several years ago.  I made these tartlets because at the time I was hoping to launch a commercial endeavor selling lemon curd.  Mary was on the Slow Food Board and an enthusiastic supporter of local farms and food.  Because of health issues, she told […]

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christy111luv’s Custom Schedule for Gypsy Picnic 2010

christy111luv’s Custom Schedule for Gypsy Picnic 2010. Hope to see all my fellow foodies on Saturday! Tweet

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Marx Foods’ Iron Foodie 2010

While this may not be news to those that know me, Dear Reader, I am a bit competitive.  The Foodie Blogroll, a great resource site for food bloggers looking to network and monetize their blogs, holds several contests every month in conjunction with various sponsors.  Their latest contest really sounds intriguing so I decided to […]

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