Buy Local First Art Fair 2012

We are going to be at the Buy Local First Art Fair again this year! May 20th at The Water Tower! Yay! Can’t wait! Here’s a photo of our donation to the auction. Want one? Go to the fair or give us a call if you just can’t wait that long!   Check out the Louisville Visual Art 

Nina Greipel Photography

Our friend, Nina Greipel, took some photos for USA Today at Woodford Reserve.  Here’s a link to the article.  Also, check out her blog.  She’s an amazing photographer!
http://ninagreipelphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/WoodfordReserve.jpg 

Bourbon Barrel Smoked Asparagus!

I didn’t even eat asparagus until the last 10 years or so.  I wouldn’t even try it.  But we just had the best asparagus I have ever had.  I would eat this stuff every day if I could!  I want to plant asparagus in the garden even though it will take 3 years for me to get a crop.  It would be worth the wait!  

I had about 1 1/2 pounds of asparagus (feeding a pretty big crowd) washed them directly in the gallon ziploc bag, drained the water, poured a little olive oil in the bag, coating the asparagus. Grind sea salt, pepper and garlic (all freshly ground) right into the bag. Make sure all the asparagus is coated.  We made little aluminum foil ‘boats’ for the asparagus, put a little aluminum foil package of smoker chips (quickly soaked in water) with a few holes poked in so the smoke can come out on the grill next to the asparagus boats.  Close the lid and let the smoke do magic.  Cook time was about 10 minutes.  I can’t even begin to tell you how good this was!  Gotta try it!!

Pinterest!

We have joined the new revolution!  Pinterest!  http://pinterest.com/bourbonbrlrehab/bourbon-barrel-rehab/
Just started today and already have tons of re-pins!  Let’s see if it turns into any sales!

Spring has Sprung!!

Lots to be excited about here in Kentucky!!  Spring has sprung and we are starting to prepare!  I planted a ton of tulips last fall in a barrel and they are beautiful!  I cut some to take to my mom and put them in a Derby glass.  I wish I had taken a picture of that but here’s a picture of the tulips in the barrel.

And a picture of something growing in the one on the back deck.  Not sure what is in here because the recent storms blew over my newly planted seeds but I’m sure I’ll be surprised later on.  I’m kind of excited about it now!

Here are the first photos of our barrel head and stave side table too!

We’re getting ready for Derby too!  What are your plans for the first Saturday in May?!