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Four Pickles and a Funeral

Yes, I’ve been absent a while. All I’ll say for now is, I’ve been busy. Way too busy…

That doesn’t mean I’ve been out of the kitchen, though! Summertime means lots of peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers, among other tasty veggies. The garden’s been producing all sorts of chiles, from golden cayennes to bananas (hot and mild) […]

It’s Farmers Market Season: Round Rock’s Saturday Market

The Georgetown Farmers Market Association sponsors a smaller fair in-between Round Rock and Georgetown, at Scott & White near the outlet malls. Access is easy; we go north on I-35 a few exits, then east on University. Scott and White is on the left, about a quarter mile down.

We’ve been twice this year. A cozy […]

Overpaying in This Economy’s a Crime; Are You Guilty?

Forbes recently published an article about household items you may be paying too much for these days. Common items like aspirin (it’s pretty much all made by the same process), fancy cleaners (vinegar and baking soda get a lot of things out, and Bar Keepers Friend isn’t costly), shampoo and other beauty products (most of […]

Are You Joining the Artisanal Ketchup Revolution?

Ketchup. That red glop that kids use to hide the taste of everything from broccoli to bananas. It’s somehow seen as quintessentially American, although we didn’t invent it. It’s not even the top-selling topping in the States; mayonnaise and salsa both sell better. And until recently, it’s not been seen as a target for […]

Farms 2 Market in Round Rock, the Hottest in Texas (No, Really)

This entry is part of a series, Market Days»

The residents of Round Rock, Texas are blessed with several opportunities to “go loco” with their vegetable-shopping. They have two farmers markets in town, you see, and they’re not far from Pflugerville and Georgetown, which each have a farmers market as well. They’re all on […]

More TGSMVH: Barton Creek Farmers Market

This entry is part of a series, Market Days»

Continuing our roundup of regional farmers’ markets in central Texas (lovingly known as TGSMVH, or The Great Saturday Morning Vegable Hunt; and yes, it’s vegable, from when my baby brother was two), we visited the Barton Creek area of town on Saturday to peruse the […]