Fabulous Austrian Wine

As you know per our first post about our vacation, we landed in Vienna and drove about an hour West to the Wachau, where my parents live. From there we explored several of the wonderful many ancient and Medieval ruins lacing the high mountains shooting up from the Danube river. One of my favorite ruins that I…

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Nutty Kitchen is on Vacation

So much has happened for us, Jo took a new job, family was visiting, clients, … and then a planned vacation to her home country in Austria for her dad’s 70th birthday among other family things.  Upon arrival and for her dad’s birthday, we had grass fed steaks, various salads, and great wines from the…

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Tomato Cardamom Shrimp Entree

My dad loves shrimp and does not get them often enough in Austria, so of course one of the first requests was to cook him some. He likes fresh vegetables and herbs, and vine ripe tomatoes. Hmmm…I thought, how do I whip him up something tasty and introduce something new at the same time that…

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Ham Hock Soup

This is one of our favorites, fresh pork hocks boiled with great local fresh veggies into an amazingly hearty soup filled with great nutrition and delicious meat and tasty bone marrow. We both grew up with this powerhouse meal, but since my mom is visiting from Austria, she made these awesome Meat Shop AZ fresh…

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