Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hill Country Tour Guide

Most you know I pretty much just lay around the courtyard thinking about what to blog next, but my friend Nigel loves to go walking with the guests at the Inn Above Onion Creek. I've been told that Nigel will even go as far as informing guests with a polite meow that they are headed the wrong direction. He's the official tour guide of the hiking trails here at our bed and breakfast. Be sure and take a hike on our miles of trails during your next hill country vacation at the Inn Above Onion Creek.

-Bootsie the Cat

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Blue Bonnet Bed and Breakfast

There are a lot of photo opportunities with all the texas blue bonnets. Here's a shot we took today

-Bootsie the Cat

Kyle Fajita Fiesta

Well Marcos and Ryan seemed pretty happy with the way the fajitas came out at the 2010 Kyle Fajita Fiesta. We'll find out later today how the judges felt. Along with the Fajitas using Mom's Beef, they also entered the salsa and guacamole competitions. As you can tell from the photo they are having a good time representing the Inn Above Onion Creek. We'll let ya'll know how they place.

-Bootsie the Cat

Thursday, April 1, 2010

2010 Fajita Fiesta & BBQ Cook-off April 3rd in Kyle, Texas

On Saturday April 3rd, executive chef Marcos Galvan and his sous chef Ryan Castille will be competing in the 2010 Kyle Fajita Fiesta & BBQ Cook-off. Marcos and Ryan will be entering the Beef Fajita division and they have a secret weapon in their arsenal, MOM's Beef. MOM's beef is raised down the road by Sharon Michaelis and it's amazing! We like to think it's the Kobe Beef of the texas hill country. The cows are mainly feed grass that has not been treated with herbicides, along with a daily serving of grain. Many times you can find the cows roaming around the Inn Above Onion Creek as Sharon brings the cows down the road to us so they can graze on our native grasses. If you're going to be visiting the Inn Above Onion Creek this weekend be sure and stop by the Fajita Fiesta to show your support for MOM's Beef and the "Fajita Kings", plus there will be free samples of all the great food. Located at the historic City Square Park in downtown Kyle, Texas.

-Bootsie the Cat

Fringed Sneezeweed

With the live oaks molting there is a lot of pollen floating around the Texas hill country. This wildflower is aptly named Fringed Sneezeweed. Don't forget to bring your allergy medicine if you're going to be visiting the Inn Above Onion Creek soon.

-Bootsie the Cat