Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

The first cool fronts of fall have finally arrived and have brought welcome rain. As temperatures begin to cool, many of our summer herbs will begin to decline. Drying herbs can allow you to savor the flavor of your garden throughout the year.

Bundles of dried herbs can be a beautiful and fragrant home accent and are always a welcome gift to creative chefs without an herb garden of their own. I like to tie a small bundle of herbs on a package or a gift bag or even around the neck of a…

The Magic of Music

14th September 2012

The Magic of Music
POSTED BY: Sharon Rekieta, Fitness Director

The opening lines from last week’s blog:

“Music is like a legal drug for athletes.”
-Costas Karageorghis, PhD one of the world’s leading authorities on music and exercise.

“Music provides the motivation to power the movement.”
-Sharon Rekieta, PhD an instructor who has let “the beat” move her feet for decades.

With the above in mind, following are some of my favorite songs.  I typically listen to a very…

As a fourth generation Texas rancher, Chef Nicole Davenport is dedicated to ensuring the finest quality of dining for guests. At her restaurant, Sugar & Smoke, located in Fredericksburg, Texas, all of the food is prepared daily from scratch without MSG or processed additives and features local meats and produce. Nicole's triumphs in slow cooking are well established stateside and abroad. She is competing in the upcoming season of the Food Network's Chopped Grill Masters, has been…