By Jeanine Donofrio

In Season :: Serrano & Corn Salsa

Sometimes the biggest mistakes in the kitchen can lead to the greatest creations. Last week, I chopped up some veggies I had on hand and tossed them with tons of lime for what I thought would make a perfect lunch salad. As it turned out, it was a little too much lime (which I never knew… read more


In Season :: Tequila-Lime Fish Tacos

For this edition of In Season, I’m hereby declaring it Tequila Season (I was going to say taco season, but for those of us in Austin, taco season is really a year-round celebration). I can’t think of any better way to beat the summer heat than with a bright, zesty serving of fish tacos. I start… read more


In Season :: Roasted Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers just might be my favorite summertime appetizer. They seem fancy because they’re on so many restaurant menus these days, but really, they couldn’t be easier to make! Toss them with a little olive oil, salt & pepper, and roast them until blistering. You can stop there (maybe toss them with a little soy sauce),… read more


In Season :: Grilled Peach Crumble

Jeanine here, with a super simple dessert to accompany your Father’s Day cookout or any summer BBQ. Once you’re finished with burgers & steaks, toss some fresh peaches onto the already-hot grill for a seasonal dessert.There are few things I love more in the summertime than ripe juicy peaches, but trust me… grilling takes them… read more


In Season :: Green Bean & Avocado Quinoa Salad

Jeanine here, with spring on a plate. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with big salads full of spring’s most vibrant and crisp veggies. It’s been so fun to play around with various combinations of colors and textures, and this one’s my current favorite. I started with green leeks, green beans and mint, and then added avocado and… read more


In Season :: Spring Pea & Feta Pasta

Jeanine here, excited to chime in after Camille’s post earlier this week about kitchen staples. Today I’m sharing this super easy recipe that uses of one my favorite staple ingredients: dijon mustard. I just love the tangy kick it adds to salad dressings, avocado sandwiches, grilled salmon… I could go on and on. For this… read more


In Season :: Creamy Tortilla Soup

Here in Austin, we consume a serious amount of tacos. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack… any time of day can be considered taco time. Because of this, I always have leftover tortillas. When they start to get a little stale, I pop them in the freezer and eventually make this soup. There are two types of… read more


In Season :: Lavender French 75

The French 75 is hands down my favorite cocktail, and this lavender version is just so lovely for spring. I snipped these little lavender flowers from my garden and simmered them down into a simple syrup, which sounds sort of romantic except that this lavender plant was swarmed with bees. I held a pair of scissors… read more


In Season :: Farro Salad with Kale Pesto

April is a tricky month to be writing about seasonal food. It’s spring (nearly summer) here in Austin, so we’re dining al fresco, while some of you are likely still wearing winter coats. Spring veggies are starting to fill our farmers markets, but given the variation from region to region, I’m just not sure what’s… read more


In Season :: Swiss Chard & Egg Casserole

Jeanine here, with the recipe you’re going to want to make for your Easter brunch. I make a lot of veggie-packed frittatas and baked egg dishes, but this one is my newest obsession. The chard (that you don’t even have to precook) creates a light and flaky texture as it bakes in between thin layers… read more