Thursday, April 22, 2010


So in case you were wondering, last Thursday's event for the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival was rained out. It was a bummer for all involved. The organizers, vendors and volunteers all wanted the show to go on, but the weather just wasn't cooperating. Tomorrow night is the Umlauf Garden Party and, knock on wood, the weather is looking wonderful.

Let me take this opportunity to encourage those of you who come directly to the blog to take a look at the new Salt & Time website. It's still a work in progress, but it has a couple of important things on it. First is the lovely Salt & Time logo designed by the equally lovely Miss Natalie. I'm very lucky to have an in house (literally) designer. Second, it says "now available." That's right Salt & Time Salumi is now available to the greater Austin area. I'm still working on getting set up to sell at Farmers Markets, but in the mean time I am working on figuring out ways to make our products available to you. Currently, the wonderful Hotel St. Cecilia is carrying a variety of our Salume as part of their Charcuterie plate, and I'm hoping to have a few other outlets within the next few weeks. I am also trying to figure out the logistics of setting up a semi regular (weekly? monthly?) delivery day into Austin. Finally, I am working on setting up a couple of more events featuring our products. If you just absolutely can't wait to get your hands on some kick ass local salumi, email me and I'll try to work something out.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Celebrating Spring

I love spring in the Hill Country. The hills are a hundred shades of green, the creeks are full and the wildflowers are blooming. I'm very excited that Salt & Time will be participating in two great events that are as much a part of the season as the weather and the landscape: the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival and the Umlauf Garden Party. Here are the details:

Texas25 Thursday April 15, 7:00-9:00 PM, Whole Foods Rooftop Plaza. "featuring 25+ reasons we love Texas—all related to food and drink... Taste the beloved bites and bevs of local restaurants and artisan producers... Music from a local rockin' DJ will kick up the party in honor of Texas Wine and Food’s 25th anniversary."

Umlauf Garden Party Thursday April 22, 6:30-9:30 PM, Umlauf Sculpture Garden "The Garden Party celebrates the art of sculpture and the work of 20th century American sculptor, Charles Umlauf. Proceeds from the party are dedicated to the preservation of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum and help underwrite the museum's award-winning education programs."

Both these events feature tons of great food and beverages, and should be tons of fun. I hope to see you there!

p.s. I'm a few days late, but happy birthday Jimmy.