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Monthly Archives: March 2008

In the News: “Eating local food tastes as good as it feels.”

Sustainable Food Center board member Heather Davies Bernard offers up a few reasons to eat local in today’s Austin American-Statesman. Food prices are rising, she reports, but eating local can help keep grocery bills down and ensure “food security.”

A Few of My Favorite Things

Where will you be Monday night? I’ll be at the all-Texas wine tasting the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas is sponsoring at the Dallas Contemporary art space. Sure, it’s a haul. But if you’ve been looking for a chance to see what all the recent Texas wine buzz has been about, [...]

Texas Eats: Honey

A study published in the December 2007 issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine by a researcher at Penn State University showed that honey reduced nighttime coughing in children when they were given a spoonful at bedtime. This was welcome news considering recent concerns about children’s cough medicines. But it’s just one [...]

Texas Eats: Strawberries

Hear ye, hear ye! The strawberries have arrived! My excitement knew no bounds when I caught my first whiff at the downtown farmers’ market on Saturday. I can’t imagine NOT being moved to squealing and jumping by the season’s first strawberries, but full disclosure: I was practically raised in a strawberry patch. [...]

Texas Eats: Dill

Known for its role in pickling, dill is good for so much more. Its savory leaves sauté especially well with carrots in butter and substitute nicely for paprika in a classier take on the deviled egg. Tossed with lemon juice, pasta, and feta, fresh dill makes a tangy spring salad that’s great [...]

Texas Eats: Goat Cheese

When I moved to Texas, I didn’t know what to expect. But I surely didn’t expect to find
local, artisanal goat cheese. What a wonderful surprise I got! Several different boutique producers around the state are making chèvre that would impress even French people. The one pictured above, a fresh (meaning not [...]

Not in Austin Anymore: Shipley Do-Nuts

When visiting family in the Houston suburbs, Husband and I tend to undergo foodies’ withdrawal from the farmers’ markets and gourmet groceries we’re hooked on at home. Thank goodness Grandma phoned in a request for doughnuts as we turned off I-10 yesterday. Scouring the Sugar Land strip malls to fulfill her request, we [...]