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



Unplugging in a digital world

By Jessica Domel At home. In the office. On the road. Our phones go with us everywhere. But how much is too much? This past weekend, my dad and I were seated next to a young couple at a local restaurant. While my dad and I exchanged stories and discussed life in general, I noticed [...]

January 6, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

‘Tis the season

By Julie Tomascik Nine days, 206 hours or 12,360 minutes. However you choose to look at it, Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re anything like me, you haven’t started—much less finished—your shopping. And if there’s a farmer or rancher on your list, you may have absolutely no idea what to buy. Trust me. [...]

December 16, 2014|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

For those who aren’t here

By Jessica Domel This time of year is meant for reflection. We think about our blessings, our friends, families and loved ones. Our mouths water with thoughts of turkey, cornbread stuffing and who will devour the last piece of homemade pecan pie. This year, I'm also thinking about the millions of men and women who [...]

November 25, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Called to serve

By Jessica Domel We were called to farm. That's what one of our Texas Farm Bureau members said to me the other day when I asked her what it was like to be a first generation farmer in Texas. She said she felt that God had guided her husband, and later her, to start a [...]

June 3, 2014|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The wrath of Mother Nature

By Julie Vrazel Even the best laid plans can go horribly wrong. Nine months ago, my farmer fiancé and I bred our first-calf heifers to calving-ease bulls, which means we expected all of the calves to have low birth weights. But that wasn't the case Sunday afternoon as one of our heifers went into labor. [...]

April 15, 2014|Categories: Beef, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments