Hatch Chile Verde with Pork Meatballs

Hatch season is upon us here in Central Texas. For those not from the Southwest, hatch peppers are type of chile pepper grown in Hatch, New Mexico. They are prized for a rich chile flavor and for two weeks at the peak of hatch season the grocery stores here in Austin are … Read more

Grilled Shishito Peppers with Honey, Lime and Miso

It’s been only a few weeks since my last post, but it feels like longer. The family and I took a long overdue vacation. We soaked up rays from the Mexico sun, swam until our fingers shriveled and overate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A few pounds heavier, I’ve been afraid to … Read more


Walking into Amada in Philadelphia your sense of smell goes into overdrive because the smell of garlic and jamón permeates the air. The distinct smell is unlike any other I’ve ever experienced at any other restaurant. It is here at this Spanish tapas restaurant that I first tried garlic dulce de leche. … Read more