grilled pecan chicken and bok choy Posted on February 7, 2013 By hello kitchen

  A few weekends ago I put the lil’ Weber grill back in action and experimented with a new grilling method: smoking with wood chips. Last year I pretty much focused on charcoal direct grilling without using the cover. If.... read more →

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Houzz 20 Most Popular Kitchen of the Week in 2012! Posted on January 22, 2013 By hello kitchen

The Tarrytown Flat kitchen ranked in the top 20 ‘Kitchen of the Week’ Category on Houzz – please see the article here. I’m glad to see two other Austin architects, McKinney York and Loop Design, on this list as well!

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Vintage Appeal Posted on December 27, 2012 By hello kitchen

This kitchen project was part of a complete restoration of a 1920 historic bungalow in the charming Old West Austin neighborhood.  The kitchen was void of plumbing fixtures and appliances and had vinyl parquet flooring and new drywall. Many of.... read more →

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Paige & Steve’s Kitchen Posted on November 9, 2012 By hello kitchen

It’s always fun to collaborate with clients who have a unique perspective about cooking, as they contribute great ideas and appreciate efficient design. When I first met with Paige and Steve, it was clear that they cook… a lot! They.... read more →

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Monday roast: Salmon, Potatoes, Cauliflower & Peppers Posted on October 31, 2012 By hello kitchen

I promise, this meal is way easier to put together than it looks! The whole purpose of the Monday night roast is to make things easy on myself: fewer pots & pans, minimal preparation, straightforward timing and instructions. It’s my.... read more →

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Courtney & Jamie’s Kitchen Posted on September 24, 2012 By hello kitchen

Courtney and Jamie have a very unique 1916 bungalow that was moved to its current location in south Austin around 1960. The house is pretty unusual in that it has quite a large footprint, three rooms across by three rooms.... read more →

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Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash, Tofu & Kale bowl Posted on September 18, 2012 By hello kitchen

I’ve been working through a new system of shopping and cooking, which I’ve tested through its early stages before writing about here. Three weeks ago we started ‘real’ school (the kind with the 7:45 tardy bell), so we needed to.... read more →

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Tarrytown Flat Posted on June 27, 2012 By hello kitchen

When I first met with the owner of this second level flat in the Tarrytown neighborhood of Austin, I knew this could be a very special project. The building itself is a 1950 brick two-family unit, surrounded by incredible gardens.... read more →

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Kate & Ryan’s Kitchen Posted on June 20, 2012 By hello kitchen

This was a fun, relatively fast project in the neighborhood north of Mueller, near central Austin. Ryan and Kate approached me in November with the goal to renovate their kitchen in time for South by Southwest. Since Ryan works in.... read more →

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summer salad with beets, peaches, & sprouts Posted on May 22, 2012 By hello kitchen

Saturday was Food Revolution Day! After an early morning visit to Quacks for a chocolate twist, bagel and cinnamon roll for the three of us, I split off and headed to the downtown farmers’ market. I don’t think I’ve ever.... read more →

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2012 AIA Homes Tour Posted on May 16, 2012 By hello kitchen

We are thrilled to announce that we will be on the AIA Homes Tour again this year! Our 1940’s Retreat / Poolside Flat in Travis Heights will show another example of how we can adapt a modern lifestyle to an established.... read more →

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Mother’s Day grain salad Posted on May 15, 2012 By hello kitchen

I threw together this grain salad for our Mother’s Day dinner last night, and it was worthy of writing down! Besides this, my brother- and sister-in-law treated us to some amazing grilled pork, zucchini and peppers, a tossed romaine and.... read more →

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sweet potato, cucumber & soba noodles Posted on April 24, 2012 By hello kitchen

Even though I love cooking, sometimes it can get a little overwhelming since we require food pretty much constantly throughout the day. Every couple hours, there’s another decision to make: shall I toss something together, or grab a meal out?.... read more →

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Food Revolution Day! Posted on April 7, 2012 By hello kitchen

Coming up on May 19th is the Jamie Oliver Foundation’s inaugural Food Revolution Day – an event inspired by Jamie’s movement to to ‘inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for.... read more →

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drink….well! Posted on March 3, 2012 By hello kitchen

Last weekend we attended the soft opening for our latest project and new favorite restaurant, drink.well., in our very own North Loop neighborhood. We’ve been collaborating over the past year with owners Mike & Jessica Sanders, and fellow architect Rick.... read more →

resolution: more dinner parties Posted on January 22, 2012 By hello kitchen

Late January seems like a good time to check in with those New Year’s resolutions – it’s only been three weeks, but it’s amazing how quickly we creep back into the old routines. I wanted to start something new this.... read more →

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Lamb stew with winter squash & olives Posted on December 16, 2011 By hello kitchen

Even though it can get tiresome to stand in front of the stove, the payback from a hearty winter stew is always worth the effort. How satisfying are braised meat and vegetables during these cold and rainy days? November is usually.... read more →

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