Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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St. Patrick’s Day at LASR

17th March 2014

We joined Sous Chef David Brister for Irish delicacies Kale and Potato Soup and Beer Braised Cabbage. Enjoy the recipes below.

KALE AND POTATO SOUP

Ingredients:
• 2 tsp olive oil
• 1 medium onion, finely chopped
• 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
• 1 cup small diced carrots
• 1 pound yellow or white potatoes, peeled and small diced
• 4 cups chicken stock
• 2 cups vegetable stock
• 1/2 tsp fresh sage
• 1/2 tsp fresh thyme
• 3 cups chopped kale

Directions:

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Twig Girlders

3rd March 2014

Are you finding mysterious looking branches on your lawn? If the ends of the branches appear to have been shaped with a pencil sharpener with a jagged center it is likely the work of the twig girdler beetle. Find out about their life cycle and measures to control them on my latest Central Texas Gardener segment.

Garden Deer and Pest Repellents

12th February 2014

I have finally found a deer repellent that works well and the smell doesn’t repel our guests or the gardeners! The company has developed environmentally friendly and effective products to repel everything from armadillos to mosquitoes. Watch to learn more about these exciting products.

See more of Trisha's videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/CentralTexasGardener.