Texas Table Top—Celebrating the foods, places and people of the Lone Star State.



Five reasons every kid should have a garden

By Jessica Domel When I was little, I thought everyone had a garden. Where else would squash, potatoes and tomatoes come from? I realized some produce came from the grocery store, of course, but I just assumed everyone could go outside, pick a tomato and eat it right there. It wasn't until I was a [...]

Bluebonnets not a free pass to trespass

By Jessica Domel It finally feels like spring has officially sprung. The grass is greener, the sun is shining and Texas wildflowers have returned. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. There’s nothing quite like driving down a country road and seeing fields upon fields of vibrant reds, yellows and blues. To me, [...]

Five positively useful Texan gift ideas

By Jessica Domel The twinkle of colorful lights, the smell of cinnamon and pine and the sweetness of holiday tunes filling the air all mean one thing—Christmas is almost here. Although the traditional cooler temperatures are alluding many of us here in the Lone Star State, that hasn’t stopped thousands upon thousands of Texans from [...]

Back-to-school with Texas ag

By Jessica Domel Pencils. Paper. And paste. It’s back-to-school time and that can only mean one thing.  School supplies! Texas children will head back to classrooms with backpacks full of supplies made with the help of Texas farmers and ranchers. So get in the groove and enjoy these products made from Texas-grown goodies: *Books are [...]

Texas Stuffed Shrimp

By Cindy Wennin Vacations and longer days. It's summer. A time for beaches, sunshine and seafood. And the Lone Star State has plenty of all three. But seafood is sometimes overlooked in Texas agriculture. It's a smaller business, but it packs a punch in the flavor department. And did you know Texas is home to its [...]