Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Showing posts from 07 2012.

Compost Tea

17th July 2012

Our resort gardens are growing very lush and the plants are quite productive. I like to make sure that my plants have the nutrients they need to keep providing the chefs with all the herbs and vegetables they can use. We brew a quick compost tea with ordinary products that everyone can find and use recycled plant containers to put nutrients right at the root zone of plants without disturbing delicate roots.

Here is an installment of The Central Texas Gardener filmed in our gardens at…

3, 2, 1 Plan

13th July 2012

Want to blast fat? Need to refresh and renew your program? It is as easy as 3...2...1...!

Perhaps you started a walking or running program months ago because you realized adding activity was a great way to lose weight - and for a while it worked well but now progress has stalled.

Or maybe your current routine started with a bang, you had energy to burn and enjoyed every minute but lately it has grown stale and you find yourself with little enthusiasm and almost no motivation to…

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…