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Showing posts from August, 2019

"The" Chef's Knife

Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife, 8-Inch Chef's Workhorse This is the very affordable, workhorse knife we use every single day and have used for many, many years. It's the knife I used earlier to prep breakfast for Dyna and myself. It's the knife we'll use to prep dinner as well. It's the knife chefs graduate from culinary school using. It's used in restaurants all over the world every day.  We think it deserves consideration for a position in your kitchen. There are reasons for this. The Victorinox Fibrox Pro strikes the perfect balance between easy edge maintenance and holding an edge for a long time. We touch ours up with a ceramic "steel" before every use and it rarely requires sharpening. It comes with and keeps a razor edge. It's an 8 inch knife--easy to handle even for long periods and fits the hand like a an extension of  your body. The weight is about a half-pound. It's exceptionally well balanced, light and quick; ha


The New Rules of Coffee: A Modern Guide for Everyone We love coffee at Smiling Coyote Farm . It's a part of our daily routine and we love the evolution that's occurred in coffee and coffee shops over the past 9 or 10 years. Even in tiny Canyon, Texas there is Palace Coffee , a local roaster and purveyor of world-class coffee. We love that. This book, written by Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen (founders of Sprudge ), springs from the changes of the past few years, delivering useful content without pretense or snobbery and a good dose of whimsical humor. It's a refreshing and down-to-earth read as well as a coffee reference for everyone. Recommended.

Featured for Market: August 31, 2019

Smoky Southwest Rub The gastronomy of the Southwest (Texas across to southern California) is complex, unique, and the result of influences from many different cultures. The flavors are robust and bold—primarily due to cooking method (grilling, roasting, smoking) and use of spices (chile powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, cinnamon). The ingredients of the Southwest are simple and clean—primal meats, beans, corn, peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, avocadoes, squash. It’s a cuisine worthy of celebration. This week Smiling Coyote Farm celebrates our sense of place by featuring Smoky Southwest Rub. It’s $7/bag, a one-dollar savings. Here’s why we love this, our most popular blend and now rub. Why? Many of the spices used in Smoky Southwest Rub are toasted whole before grinding. Toasting brings out the essential, aromatic oils and adds another layer of flavor from the process. Since we formulate, process, and package fresh every week, you get the benefit of those fresh flavors and l