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Featuring interesting tidbits on Texas food, restaurants and fiber.

Top 5 favorite things about spring on the farm

By Julie Tomascik The sights, smells and sounds of agriculture are alive in the spring. The days get a little longer. We have cool mornings. Warm days. A little humidity—after all, it is Texas. And gorgeous sunsets. Spring is a time of renewal, a season of growth and a chance to rejuvenate the soul. It’s [...]

Dirt Pudding

By Kelly Bogard Dirt. Soil. Land. Mud. Whatever you call it, this is the time of year to dig into it. It's planting season here in Texas. Across the state, different crops are going in the ground. Some are well into the growing stage. Others are ready to be harvested. That's just one part of [...]

Flat Friends help students engage with Texas agriculture

By Jessica Domel For the past few weeks, 23 elementary school students from the San Antonio area have followed me throughout my day-to-day life, learning about Texas agriculture. But instead of having the children board a bus each day, our connection is made digitally thanks to an eight-inch tall man with a bright red tie. [...]

Technology drives big changes in supermarkets

By Shala Watson Online shopping is nothing new, and we often use it to buy clothes, gadgets and other items. But what about for milk, bread and bananas? Trying to juggle trips to the grocery store with work, errands, kids’ activities and other tasks can be a challenge. We all lead busy lives and are [...]

Oven-Fried Chicken

By Kelly Bogard Here in Texas, we love a good fried meal, especially fried chicken. But the mess it makes can sometimes take the fun out of being in the kitchen. That’s why I’m sharing a secret—how to make crispy chicken in the oven! Without the mess! And it's a quicker, lighter version of the traditional [...]