I do love that my brother will try anything- As he has gotten older, the choices become more unexpected. Who knew that this time there would be a juicer in the mix?
We made, (or should I say, he made) the most gorgeous juices. They were the first thing I thought about when I woke up each morning in Texas. Apple, kale, ginger, beet? How about pure grapefruit? Citrus is cheap in Texas. All I know is that I felt like superman after drinking one.
No food adventure would be complete without a trip to the local farmers market, of which Austin has plenty. We went to the Wednesday farmers market at the Triangle. Most of the markets are managed by the Sustainable Food Center- a most amazing place. (We were so impressed with their work that we went to their offices the next day- more on that later.)
Alex and I wanted to have a pizza party that night, so we focused on picking out toppings and sides for pizza at the market. Roasted garlic, three kinds of mushrooms, hydroponic tomatoes, and spring onions made for interesting individual pizzas, though most people wanted some of everything. Alex cooked the pizzas in his grill- which was really a smoker. Pure fire power.
At midnight the next night, we got to have martinis and milkshakes at 24- a diner that sources everything locally. Well, maybe not the martinis.
Many thanks to sweet Al and the lovely Miranda for hosting my first trip to Austin. May there be many more! xo
P.S. George Michael rules the microwaves.