Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Kim O’Donnel is a trained chef, nationally recognized online food personality, and longtime journalist. Formerly of The Washington Post, Kim has also written for USA Today, Real Simple, Country Gardens and Culinate.

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What is your favorite kitchen tool and why?
Generally, I prefer hand-cranked tools to electric – food mill, potato masher, mortar & pestle, whisk.  I get great satisfaction witnessing the transformation of ingredients knowing that…

Our Program Director, Robbie Hudson shares a few questions posed to Sara Moulton during her stay.

What have you enjoyed most while here this trip?
I am here with my daughter, sister and niece. We have had great conversations in the hot tub! We have all tried new classes (loved the foam roller!) and learned new tips like how important the placement of the hands are in yoga poses.

My daughter, Ruthie has found a renewed fascination with nature and has been taking pictures all over the…

Bumper Crop of Basil

22nd July 2013

This summer we have a bumper crop of basil – 29 different varieties! That’s one for each year that I have been here at the spa. I didn’t plan it that way, that’s just what I found this year. Some of our old favorites are back, like Mrs. Burn’s lemon basil.

Last year this basil was so popular that I planted an entire row of Key Lime Basil. So there is plenty for guests, staff and the kitchen. I love the flavor in lemonade, with tomatoes and even in watermelon margaritas!

A…