“A Quiet WEEKEND” from the Empty Nesters…with great food

Here is a tour of our eats and drinks Thursday – Sunday, October 16-19, 2014. THURSDAY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dinner: Cheddar, Corn, and Potato Chowder A recipe from the Whole Foods App.  I serve it with Aurelia’s Chorizo.  You can find this on occasion at HEB (the Besitos – small links). Central Market also carries Aurelia’s chorizo products….

Dinner, the Symphony, & ACL Traffic

One of our favorite symphonic pieces lured us to an Austin Symphony concert.  Several years ago, Debra played a band arrangement of Scheherazade at LBJ High School (a big SHOUT OUT to Don Haynes, LBJ Band Director).  Marc played the same transcription at Anderson High School.  A few years ago, the Anderson High School band…

Home Is Where the Heart Is… and Good Food!

DINING AT HOME – OCTOBER 2014 — Now that Marc and I fall in the “empty nesters” club, our meals at home look and feel a little different. First adjustment: servings.  Although it is nice to have leftovers for the lunchbox, an abundance of servings equals waste – or eating the same dish for multiple…

FLOUR & VINE… and the KING – OCTOBER 2014

After a year hiatus, we are back! We look forward to sharing with you again our culinary adventures – both out and about and at home. Date night – Friday, October 3, 2014 — Dinner and a Show!! After a challenging week at school, we headed out early (due to ACL) and parked our car…

Another Fine Anniversary Dinner- Happy 24th!

CONGRESS  Yes, spoiled we are in Austin.  There will never be enough days or meals to enjoy all of the tastes offered in our city – from fine restaurants, to food trucks, delis, cheese shops and wine bars (to name a few).   The summer, however, affords us with a little more time to whittle down…

Triple Stop Tour

LICK – via Mister Tramps and East End Wines- for best viewing, view from the site EatSipSwirl.com – especially for our email-viewing friends. You know it is summer when you find yourself at 7:00pm on a Friday night craving a cold treat.  We had just finished having dinner with my parents at Papa’s favorite sports pub,…

Pieous or “Pious”— Righteous!

(To get the full effect of EatSipSwirl.com, please click this link- it’s worth it!) Pious – 1. Devoutly religious; 2. Showing reverence and devotion for the divine Pieous – a new pizza spot on Highway 290 For some time now, Pieous has found its way to the top 10 list on the front page of…

Happy Father’s Day

Yes, we have gotten way behind on our blog entries. What I’ve learned from scrapbooking is that it is best to start with the most recent events (hoping that your memory serves you best here), then work backwards. We spent a quiet afternoon and evening at home for Father’s Day. Marc decided on steak for…

A 50th Celebration

On June 1st, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  The Carmack “5” held a special party in honor of their parents at our home.  Besides hosting the open house, I had the great pleasure of planning and preparing the menu.  Since my Mom is from England, and my Dad is from Texas, I thought…

Swift’s Attic – Loft of Goodness

Marc has been so busy with Easter and Opera, that you could imagine my excitement when he surprised me on a Thursday to say he had Friday night off. We really wanted to try something new.  I have been reading about the “HOT” new restaurants in Austin, and Swift’s Attic kept showing up.  After calling…