Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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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.

Sprouting Potatoes

7th February 2014

When sprouts on potatoes are a good thing! We are pre-sprouting or chitting our spuds to prepare for late February planting.

Purple “Graffiti” cauliflower and chartreuse green Romanesco broccoli are adding a crispy, sweet crunch to our salad bar. Enjoy these winter garden favorites steamed, roasted, baked and in soups and stews. The spiky spiral shaped Romanesco is actually a broccoli but grows more like a cauliflower. Both are heart healthy and good sources of fiber.

Baked Cauliflower Recipe

Ingredients:

1 large head of cauliflower, washed and leaves trimmed
½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2…