Dining

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Cibolo Creek Brewery

We can thank medieval monks for a lot of things. They were inventors and improvers of the ancient practical arts like plowing fields and purifying metals. They rediscovered and preserved ancient Greek writings and manuscripts.  These men saved Western Civilization from reverting back to complete barbarism. One of the most important arts that they saved,…

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Secret Sauces

Secret Sauces   Grill rubs are a blend of spices and herbs used to flavor infuse different meat before you grill. BBQ rubs are usually dry, although they can be wet, or paste-like. Grill rubs can be used on chicken, steak, pork, fish, shrimp, or turkey. BBQ rubs can be an alternative for those who…

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Charc Week

Charc Week Charc Week is a Texas-wide celebration of charcuterie (sausages, ham, bacon, garde manger, salumi and other smoked/cured meats) put on by Restaurant Gwendolyn downtown San Antonio.  What is Charcuterie you ask?  Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit,…

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Cream of the Crop

This crisp, white meringue-layered, filled with whipped cream and fresh fruit is an elegant dessert.  Named for the Russian ballerina, Pavlova. Voila! Now several decades later, we can still enjoy this wonderful after dinner treat. Ingredients: 4 large egg whites at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar Directions: The Day Before – Preheat oven to…

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Don’t Be Chicken

For some reason, cooking chicken scares a lot of home cooks. It’s easy to get wrong, but it’s just as easy to get it right. This simple and straightforward recipe from Chef Denise will remove any doubt you may have about conquering the mighty yet humble chicken. Compliments of and to the chef. CHICKEN PAPRIKA INGREDIENTS:…

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Erin Go Braugh

“May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door” I’ve done a lot of talking about my Southern heritage, and a lot of cooking to show it off. But long before my people were living in the southern United States, their people…

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Speaking of Sex, Without Actually…

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love—both romantic love, and the kind that requires red lace underwear. Love is simple, but it isn’t always easy. In any intimate relationship, there is the need for both romantic love, and the red lace underwear kind. The key to a successful relationship is in striking a…

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