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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August ~ And It's HOT








~ Summer Fun ~

Let's Dish August Challenge
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Cuisine Kathleen




I had good intentions to set a table of cool blues

filled with beachy details





Like this shell and coral teapot .   .   .




And the cute cream and sugar set that

I brought back from my Galveston 

beach trip early in the summer.





But .   .   .  it's just too hot 

in August here in Texas to set a table outside.

Texas Heat = Not fun!


So I decided to .   .   .




Hatch Chiles that is!






August = Hatch Chile Festivals 





If you can't beat the heat, 

eat Hatch chiles! 




Too hot to be in the kitchen, 



so I let Central Market do the cooking.




Hatch Beef Fajita Wrap




 Hatch Chile Tortilla Chips




And an ice cold Corona!




I traded the cool blues for 

hot stripes and spicy Hatch chile cuisine

served on a tray pool side.   .   .




With just the right mix of textures.





And to finish with a bang

~ Austin Slowburn Hatch Brownies ~ 

Basically you add 

4 T. Austin Slow Burn Green Chile Jam 

to a box of Ghirardelli Brownie Mix.

These are so good!





Tutorials, Tips, Tidbits @ Stone Gable

My tip for this week:

When the summer heat gets you down,

Don't heat up the kitchen.  

Let your local deli do the cooking. 
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