Mother Nature made it impossible to grow azaleas in Dallas’ alkaline soil—unless you mulch with money.
Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Saffron Rice1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 large shallots, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon whole coriander seeds Pinch of saffron threads 3/4 cup short-grain rice 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or canned broth 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon chopped lemon peel 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Flowerpot Bread4 four-inch clay flowerpots Nonstick cooking spray Wax paper 32 ounces bread dough To prepare pots, wash in dishwasher, spray with cooking spray, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Repeat spraying and baking process 4 times, allowing to cool between each application.Spray inside of
Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Cornish Game Hens Acapulco1 tablespoon garlic purée 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh oregano leaves (or 2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano) 1 tablespoon salsa (or 1 teaspoon cayenne) Salt to taste
“We thought about closing Hilltop after we bought it, but we just about had a mutiny on our hands,” says James D. Smith, Jr. He was speaking of the legendary country eating place that Madalene Hill opened 38 years ago in Cleveland, just a few miles from its present incarnation