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4 green Texas foods for St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 17, 15 4 green Texas foods for St. Patrick’s Day

By Julie Tomascik

Texans celebrate in big ways, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception.

Green food. Green drinks. Green clothes. Even the fields are turning green.

But the celebrations wouldn’t be right without a Texas twist. Like eating these four green foods grown in the Lone Star State by hardworking Texas farmers.

Green tomatoes. You can grow them in your backyard or almost anywhere in the state. Breaded and fried, these make a tasty treat to satisfy even the hungriest Texan.

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Crispy Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Mar 13, 15 Crispy Peanut Butter Bon Bons

By Kelly Bogard

The day I’ve been waiting for has arrived. My sweet Butters has finally discovered the joy of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

This sweet, nutty spread played such a role in her daddy’s and my childhood. But I’m past my PB&J stage. I like to get right to the sweet of it. Especially when I pair it with chocolate like I’m doing today. Grown-ups love peanut butter, too!

 

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Are farmers to blame for Daylight Saving Time?

Mar 10, 15 Are farmers to blame for Daylight Saving Time?

By Jessica Domel

Every year when Daylight Saving Time rolls around, it’s the same old thing. Complaints about changing clocks. Complaints about losing sleep. And inevitably, someone saying it was enacted to help American farmers.

It wasn’t.

In fact, my dad hates it.

He’s out working in the fields whether it’s 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. He works until the sun goes down. Even then, if he can use a light to do it, he does.
If the corn needs to go in the ground, they work to get the corn in the ground.

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Back to Basics: Salsa

Mar 06, 15 Back to Basics: Salsa

By Kelly Bogard

There’s always a reason to celebrate. Birthdays. Promotions. Holidays. Food is always involved.

You could say food is the life of our party. Most of the time, anyway.

It’s the center of get-togethers and celebrations at our house. I always have a few snacks on hand when family and friends come over.

And a surefire go-to in my house just happens to be this week’s recipe.

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4 snowpocalypse farm and ranch chores

Mar 03, 15 4 snowpocalypse farm and ranch chores

By Julie Tomascik

Misting rain, sleet, snow and ice. It’s agriculture’s frenemy. You know, friend and enemy.

And this year’s Texas snowpocalypse was no exception.

We need the moisture for crops and pastures to grow this spring—the friendly part that comes from the snowy mess. But it makes a tough enemy, increasing the difficulty of chores on farms and ranches. Not to mention the increased risk of catching pneumonia.

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