Archive for March, 2011

Collard and Kale Kimchee!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Well it does not look so beautiful but it certainly tastes beautiful. Perfect level of spice and sweet!


Riverplains Goodies

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Awesome surprise today, chard and some Mule Foot hog Italian sausage! I’m thinking some sausage balls and fabulous mustard. Or maybe just some scrambled eggs and sausage! Mmm can’t wait for dinner.

HomeBrew DEMO!

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

I’m excited to be partnering up with Stacey Adam from Blooming Earth Flowers again for a HomeBrew tasting! She’s been brewing up a storm and the beers sound fabulous!!

Enjoy an evening of local homebrewing, local food and local community. Complimentary homebrew samples will be available along with food created by Mockingbird. Blooming Earth will be demonstrating how to craft a beer from raw ingredients along with the equipment that is needed to brew and bottle.

The Rosinni Festival is April 9th too! Spend the day in downtown Knoxville. Hang out with all the art vendors on Gay Street during the day then come around the corner to brew beer with us on Jackson Ave!

April 9th 6:00 -10:00
West Jackson Workshops
514 W. Jackson Ave, Suite 101
Knoxville TN 37902

Tickets: $35. (includes beer samples and snacks)
To purchase:

All beers have been handcrafted by Stacey
Belgian Triple (high gravity)
English Brown Ale
Standard IPA – (very tasty and I’m not a fan of the IPA)
Oatmeal Stout

Snacks by Mockingbird
Food is local, some comes straight from our farm.
Local cheeses and crackers
Cucumber rounds with mint almond chutney
Radish butter
Tomato relish platter
Last summer’s pickles (gotta make room for this summer!)

Peter Chang’s Tasty 2

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Last weekend we went to Atlanta and got to try out Peter Chang’s new place. He used to be the chef at Hong Kong house in Knoxville.

His new place is on the north side of the ATL and seems to be an old karaoke place on a man made pond. Very strange. The food was numbingly hot and awesome. With a 5 page menu it takes some time to figure out what to order. All of the food was light in its own way and very crisp and fresh. Also – mind numbingly spicy but not in a bad way.

Below, the highlight, crispy pork belly!


The Kid Curry

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

This how pretty the Kid Curry is! It will hopefully be on the permanent Public House menu!



Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Brining collards and kale for kimchee!!


The Kid Curry

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

So, Kid Curry robbed trains. In 1901, Kid Curry (whose real name was Harvey Logan), a member of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch was captured after shooting two deputies on Knoxville’s Central Avenue. He escaped from the Knoxville Jail and rode away on a horse stolen from the sheriff.

While I was working on the Public House’s cocktail menu Sunday I looked up some historical figures that might be happy to have a cocktail named after them. It seemed like he would approve of this cocktail.

2.5 oz Buffalo Trace
1 oz lavender syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice

Shake all items in a cocktail shaker. Strain and serve in a cocktail glass.