Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Jeffrey Elliot has a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and has cooked at prestigious restaurants such as Le Cirque, and Le Bernardin in New York. Since leaving the kitchen, he's owned an antiquarian bookstore, gotten an MBA, been a stockbroker, and worked for Share Our Strength, a not-for-profit dedicated to eradicating childhood hunger in America. Currently, Jeffrey is the Director of Culinary Relations for Zwilling JA Henckels, Demeyere, and Staub, as well as the Executive…

Sometimes we all need a little support - especially in our gardens! Climbing beans and cucumbers are provided with sturdy, long lasting support here in our gardens. Some plants need a bit of extra shade or protection from insects. Watch my segment of Central Texas Gardener (filmed here in our resort gardens in April) and learn more about keeping your plants on the up and up!

We have all heard the instructions from the nice flight attendant at the beginning of each flight... "in the event of an emergency, if you are flying with young children (or someone acting like a child), secure your oxygen mask first, then place the oxygen mask on your child." Smart instruction that basically says, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF SO THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF OTHERS. Wise advice that instinctively we all know to be correct, but that we women, have a great deal of…