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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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January: At The Market

by evh January 14, 2014
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Oh Texas, you are so fickle this year, with your freezes, the occasional pouring rain and sprinklings of 80 degree weather — what’s a farmer to do? Or what’s a gardener to do? Cover, uncover and then cover the garden again between the raindrops and freezes, I guess. It’s citrus time here in Texas and […]

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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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Combo: Local Savour Crispy Portobello Mushrooms with Creamy Hatch Chile Pepper Sauce

by evh August 22, 2013
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You may already know about my love for meaty Portobello Mushrooms and how just how much I heart Hatch Chile Peppers … so I thought … why not bring them together for a little table-side rendezvous? I have to admit, when making these, I was imagining the nose turns, “eeews” and “yucks” I would get […]

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August: At the Market

by evh August 5, 2013
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August is a month of change. Summer vacation is nearing an end while the markets begin to show little hints of  autumn –– the juicy melons begin to dwindle away and butternut squashes and bright orange pumpkins start to make an appearance ––  reminding us that perhaps, just perhaps, fall and cooler weather really are on the […]

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(No)Patience: Local Savour Fried Green Tomatoes and Sweet Corn with Feta Cheese Spread

by evh June 18, 2013
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I have to laugh when people remark about my “high level of patience.” Patience? Me? Is it an illusion? While it’s true I can have patience for some things, I, like most people (I suppose), have my limits. What those limits are depends upon what it is and what’s happening at the same time in […]

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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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Aqua+Hydro Farming at Hannaleigh Farms

by evh May 14, 2013
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There are so many exciting things happening in the Austin food world. During a recent conversation with fellow food-lover, and all-around-easy-going-cool-person, Laura McCarley, from Way Out West and I were discussing that very thing. Over the course of our conversation, she suggested going out to meet farmer Rob Nash of HannaLeigh Farms located at his new location […]

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January: At The Market

by evh January 10, 2013
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Oh Texas, you are so fickle this year, with your freezes, the occasional pouring rain and sprinklings of 80 degree weather — what’s a farmer to do? Or what’s a gardener to do? Cover, uncover and then cover the garden again between the raindrops, I guess. It’s citrus time here in Texas and hopefully the […]

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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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