COOKING WITH SIMON: Concentrating on the flavor of summer peaches
There's something wonderful about grabbing a fresh peach from the fridge. The chilled fresh taste of the juice brings out the flavors out and, of course, it reminds me of one of my favorite desserts – fresh peaches and ice cream.
COOKING WITH SIMON: Enjoy local flavor with great Texas ingredients
There’s a big push lately to shop local and support small local businesses, but in the restaurant industry it’s important to take that effort one step further. As a chef, I try to design my menu around ingredients that are available from area producers, farmers and markets from East Texas, as well as other parts of the state known for their great food commodities.
COOKING WITH SIMON: Grapes to grow and grapes to eat
The grapes in the Sabor a Pasion vineyard are really coming along and should be ready to harvest just in time for our Grape Stomp event on July 27. I can’t believe that after three long years of babying the vines and watching them grow that we are finally going to have our first harvest.
COOKING WITH SIMON: Crispy, Crusted Almond Fried Chicken
Hot sun and high temperatures usually mean lighter meals like fresh salads and finger foods. And when it comes to meat we know we should stick to the grilled chicken, but speaking of finger food – what about the occasional chicken fingers?
COOKING WITH SIMON: Food as art
As many of you know I was born in England and immigrated to New Zealand as a child. I was never much of a student when it came to math, science and the usual things.
- COOKING WITH SIMON: Simple Caesar salad with a twist
COOKING WITH SIMON: Keep Your Cool with Summer Desserts
Temperatures are finally on the rise and while the heat hasn’t set in yet, soon we’ll be longing for something cool.
In the summer heat there is nothing better than a light dessert. Plus we are all trying to cut back on sugar and take advantage of East Texas fresh fruit.
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COOKING WITH SIMON: The secret to great tasting spring lamb
Spring is in full swing and pretty soon summer will be on our doorstep. But while we still have some mild temperatures and cooler nights, now is the time to plant some vegetables and herbs.
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