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Poultry Herbs

“P” is for Poultry Herbs

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is time to go through our recipe files of favorite holiday dishes so the cooking can begin.  A golden-roasted bird usually anchors the table of seasonal dishes.  While many cooks go all out for a big turkey, others may be cooking for a smaller crowd, so a nice […]


Apple Blossom Time

The song made popular in the 1940’s sung by the Andrews Sisters, and many more since then, was about love, courtship and marriage.  We all know the end result of all that.  Spring, of course, is apple blossom time.   Autumn is the fruition of love and courtship between bees and flowers  Fruit is their offspring.  So, the […]


What We Like Best About Farmers Markets

The season for farmers markets has come to an end.  Most North Texas markets fold up for the year in October.  A few linger into November.  Since winters in this part of the country can be mostly pleasant, some markets remain through winter on a once-a-month, or twice-a-month schedule. For me and my spice business, […]

A Farewell Feast to Summer Squash

The thought of a summer garden brings instantly to mind more than one vegetable.  Probably at the top of the list is the wonderful tomato which takes us through the heat of summer, only taking a break when the heat becomes extreme.  Tying for second place for me would be the cucumber and summer squash.  […]

Cool As a…(well, you know)

As summer winds down, we are already starting to miss the cool, sweet taste of homegrown cucumbers.  Those fat, watery atrosities coated in wax at the supermarket just don’t do the trick, unless they are sufficiently doused with salad dressing; and lots of it. So, let’s celebrate the coolest of veggies from the garden patch […]