Texas A&M AgriLife Hosting Food Preservation Seminar

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Ripe, juicy tomatoes. Peaches so heavy they fall into the palm of your hand at the slightest touch. All the colors of summer squash. And who could forget the okra?! With that summer garden coming...

Sausage and Black Olive Pizza Dip

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Did you see the latest post about healthy snacks for little athletes? If not, swing by here and give it a read through. One part that really caught my attention is using olives to...

Great Recipe to Spice Up Nutrient-Rich Bananas

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The average American eats 27 pounds of bananas every year -- and it’s no wonder, bananas not only taste great, they are also good for your health. As an excellent source of dietary fiber, complex...

Organic Shopping Tips That Won’t Break the Budget

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Chances are you’ve already heard about the benefits of including certified USDA organic foods in your diet. However, you may have also heard that such choices are typically higher in cost. “Eating right is in...

Handcrafted Cutting Boards Add Personal Connection

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Every cook should have their own cutting boards, or so I've been told.   Our two sons, married with families, cook. I don't guess you could say I cook. Oatmeal probably doesn't count. One day,...

Raising Herbs

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Growing herbs isn’t just for the salad lover. Herbs are fantastic in meats & sausages, fritters, beer & wine, beans, dips, stews, pastries, sauces, butter, omelets, candy, beverages, and more. Herbs used in cooking are...

Yam or Sweet Potato

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At my recent Thanksgiving meal at my folks place in Burleson, Texas, we got into a discussion on the difference between yams and sweet potatoes. Is there a difference? Indeed there is!  Our confusion between...

Harvesting Persimmons

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More and more in the fall, questions come in about harvesting persimmons. There are our natives and the commonly planted Oriental persimmons. Oriental persimmons generally start ripening around late October through the early part...

Fair Food more than Just Fair

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Jeff Rike, Proprietor of Sal & Sam's Mobile Bistro makes a return appearance at the Texas State Forest Festival. Known in town for his Gyros and Bistro Fries, this years Forest Festival fare includes...

Cobbler Gobbler Eating Contest at the Texas State Forest Festival

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LUFKIN, TEXAS (September 11, 2014) – Cotton Patch Café is looking for Cobbler Gobbler’s with the messiest face and biggest smile as they celebrate 25 years of pride in East Texas.   This year, at the...