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Another “Too Many Tomatoes” Solution, and Green Too

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

Most of us who have dirt-stained pants knees nurture vegetable gardens south of the Dixon-Mason Line have now reached a common state of affairs. The tomatoes now look like Little Shop of Horrors plants, just as we’re all getting a bit tired of tomatoes for dinner. […]

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 […]

Birthday Pickles

My father-in-law recently had a birthday. To help him drown his sorrows celebrate, I made him some of Alton Brown’s world-famous Firecrackers. They didn’t last long, as expected. He never told me if they cured his depression made his day, but the way they disappeared…

Since I was messing up the kitchen anyway, I went […]

Salmagundi on a Sunday

It’s the weekend, and time for another Salmagundi! From around the world, and maybe right around your community, here are some interesting items:

Disney is hosting a Best Cake Face-Off through their playful, interesting site, FamilyFun.com.
Cook for your kids, don’t let them die drowning in fat…
Cooking is good for the whole family; Five Generations in the […]

Make Spicy Pickles and Save Money!

With food and gas prices rising and the economy tanking, many Americans are rediscovering techniques and dishes that are “frugal.” Unfortunately, this often means bland, or tasteless, or just plain ol’ disgusting.

In some cases, it also means a lot more work at home, just when people are putting in more hours, working or looking for […]