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Staying Warm: Maple Sesame Grilled Tofu

by evh February 7, 2014
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With all of this cold weather you would think my cravings would be more meat-centric but this week I have found myself craving less meat ––  now, just because I say that, it doesn’t mean it’s lacking in hearty, flavorful fare. There are some weeks that are so stuffed with barbecue, steaks and meaty tacos […]

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February: At The Farmers Market

by evh February 5, 2014
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February may be the shortest month of the year but it’s perhaps the most passionate and Mother Nature knows all too well just what to do by giving us a bounty of love-ly beets at the Farmers Markets. Hues of luscious reds, rich deep purples and vibrant pinks mixed in with some golden orange tones […]

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I O Ranch: 10 Reasons to Choose Grass-Fed Meats Over Conventional

by evh January 22, 2014
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The large cold meat aisles in grocery stores have always kinda grossed me out. The smells, the buzzing of the refrigerators, the overly bright red juices added into the meats and just the copious amounts of beef and poultry in one place is enough for me to run the other way. One of the main reasons […]

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November: At The Market

by evh November 14, 2013
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November is a curious month when it comes to Texas weather. Even though the days are shorter they can still reach 80 degree temperatures while nights can dip below freezing –– hello, Jack Frost. This also makes for interesting market days. Tomatoes (yes, tomatoes!), okra and a few summer melons and squash are mixed in […]

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Digging in the Dirt: Autumn Gardening Tips & The Green Corn Project

by evh October 15, 2013
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A visit to The Natural Gardner is a MUST during these early fall days (check first this week for opening times due to the rain). Not only are they loaded with high-quality, organic, and native plants for your garden but it’s also a place of inspiration and encouragement in one of the most peaceful settings around […]

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October: At The Market

by evh October 3, 2013
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Kale, Butternut Squash and Beet lovers unite at the Farmers Markets this month. In addition to glorious pumpkins, sweet bell and hot chile peppers, and sweet potatoes there is plenty to celebrate with the good bouts of rain that we’ve had (of course there’s always room for more) but we will take what we can […]

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June: At The Market

by evh June 6, 2013
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Get ready, it’s going to be a delicious summer. School’s out – time to get your pool on – and the seasons’ produce is in full swing at farmer’s market. Anticipate fresh, fun and light recipes and of course an umbrella type of drink or two this June. Bring on Summer! What to expect at the […]

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March: At The Market

by evh March 7, 2013
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I have certainly seen my share of celebrities over the years and I must admit the first time I saw Michael Jordan, Oprah and Sir Paul McCartney I was a bit … ok no, T-O-T-A-L-L-Y star-struck. Then it was seeing celebrity chefs from Wolfgang Puck to Jean-George Vongerichten to Julia Child and Jacques Pepin that thrilled […]

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February: At The Market

by evh February 13, 2013
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February is the shortest month of the year but it is perhaps the most passionate and Mother Nature knows all too well just what to do by giving us a bounty of beets. Hues of luscious reds, rich deep purples and vibrant pinks mixed in with some golden orange tones are popping out with these […]

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From a Small Seed to a Large Farmsted: Johnson’s Backyard Garden and Sustainable Food Center’s Big Ambition

by evh December 31, 2012
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The food movement in Austin is growing stronger than ever and at the forefront is Brenton and Beth Johnson of Johnson’s Backyard Garden. In early 2004, what started with a few little items planted in their yard to be sold at the downtown farmers market has grown significantly and continues to gain progress every year. […]

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