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Crawfish: The Lobster of the South
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Crawfish: The Lobster of the South

Fun fact: crawfish is not seafood. Tastes, looks, smells like seafood, but it’s not: it’s freshwater grub. It’s delicious and totally Southern.

Nothing screams Louisiana quite like crawfish. The fish resemble little lobsters and are colloquially called “mudbugs” because they live in the mud of freshwater bayous. (Sounds a little gross, right?) The meat is more tender than your average lobster and has a more distinct flavor than most other seafood.

Crawfish were first harvested by local Native Americans but then later became a key ingredient in Cajun cooking. In Cajun legend from the 1700s, lobsters in Louisiana spoke to

Let’s Talk Cajun
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Let’s Talk Cajun

Cajun = spicy.

And spicy is my middle name.

So, the Cajuns came to Louisiana around the 1700s as Acadians from the French-Canadian region, Nova Scotia. They didn’t come to Louisiana by choice (they were exiled), but they brought with them some French country cooking. In Canada, they lived off the land and ate what was available, mostly meat and vegetables that they cooked in a stew. The Acadians were poor, country folk, and most of their dishes were easy one-pot recipes that were thick and hearty.

In Louisiana, the Acadians found all sorts of new ingredients, like oysters, alligator,

Welcome to the Family Business
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Welcome to the Family Business

It’s here! Family Business Beer Co. is open! And we’re so proud of our dear friends!

Just outside of Austin in Dripping Springs, Family Business Beer Co. is on the most beautiful property. Surrounded by live oaks in stunning Texas hill country, the space is fabulous, and the decor is sleek and contemporary. The atmosphere is friendly and comfy–you’ll definitely want to come hang with your friends and families.

There are seven different beers to choose from and more recipes in the works! You got your Cosmic Cowboy IPA (Jess’s fave), Grackle imperial stout, and The Fox rye lager…. and

Do you CrossFit?
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Do you CrossFit?

I CrossFit, and, yes, I’m a junkie.

CrossFit is the high-intensity fitness craze your friends and neighbors are talking about. Done in short, intense intervals, CrossFit is a fierce workout, and it will kick your ass. For me, CrossFit is a lifestyle. It sounds daunting, but I’ve come across few people who don’t love it. Scared to try? Here are 5 reasons that CrossFit should take over your workout regime (and possibly your life!!) in the New Year!

Fitness

First, CrossFit builds cardio fitness. Crossfit burns as many calories in 20 minutes than does a 45-minute jaunt on the treadmill.