May 28, 13
By Jessica Domel
Although summer doesn’t officially begin until next month, for millions of Americans the summer season unofficially began over the Memorial Day weekend with the firing up of the grill.
While I personally don’t grill, I love the taste of a good steak or a barbecued chicken breast fresh off a charcoal grill. The smell of the fire, the heat and the taste of the All-American beef evokes so many memories from my childhood that it just doesn’t feel like Memorial Day without it.
Jan 29, 13
By Amanda Hill
I’ve been thinking a lot about water lately. If you live in Texas, no doubt you have heard talks of how important water is and how little our state has right now. But, unless it has affected your day-to-day life, you may not have given water a second thought.
The trouble is water is going to be a big issue for all of us Texans pretty soon.
Today, Texas farmers and ranchers are struggling to water their crops and animals because of serious drought conditions over the past few years. I’ve talked with several men and women who plant their crops and have no idea if enough rain will fall to actually grow anything. Their businesses—and our food—depend on it.
Jan 07, 13
By Jessica Domel
Let’s talk trash, Texas.
The other day, I found myself in a situation I’m sure many of you have encountered at least once or twice in the past year—refrigerator clean out time. Of all my household chores, I may hate that one the most. Not because it can be gross, but because I feel horrible throwing away what was once good food.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 1.5 pounds of food are thrown away per person, per day in the United States.
That wasted food means wasted labor, wasted money and wasted resources—including water.
Jun 12, 12
By Nathan Smith
Last week, I posted a question about farmers’ markets on my Facebook wall. Within an hour, I had a lively discussion going among my friends about why they like fresh fruits and vegetables. But you don’t have to send out a survey to know that Texans love fresh produce. We also love to grow our own. As a kid growing up in the country, it was the norm to have our own vegetables on the table for supper every night during the season.
Aug 12, 11
By Kelly Bogard
How many of you have a Junior League cookbook from somewhere in the world? I have about two dozen from different places–Amarillo, Denver, New Orleans and Tyler, just to name a few. There is just something about the recipes in Junior League cookbooks–the attention to detail, the time-honored traditions, the beautiful photos. These ladies know what they’re doing!