winter

Growing Fennel

Nov 27th, 2016 | By | Category: gardening tips, Grow Something, show tips, winter

Fennel is a gorgeous Mediterranean perennial herb that does well in winter and early spring gardens in moderate climates. Garden and food blogger, Renee Studebaker, is in love with fennel, and her affection for the plant has made her a bit of an expert in growing it in the Central Texas area.



Wisconsin Divinity: Cheese Soup

Oct 20th, 2016 | By | Category: blog, cook something, fall, soups and salads, winter

My brother-in-law Steve Piekarski is a good home cook. He and my sister Toni both enjoy food that is hearty and unfussy, such as hearty cheese soup. Neither is opposed to using convenience foods in their cooking, either, such as pasteurized prepared cheese products. You know: Velveeta.



Seasonal Sipping Cocktail Recipes

Jul 7th, 2016 | By | Category: beverages, blog, summer, winter

Fresh squeezed juices on their own are tasty, but in the hands of Tipsy Texan, David Alan, they are sublime, and often fortified with alcohol.



Recipe: Cocktails for the Holidays

Dec 5th, 2014 | By | Category: beverages, blog, cook something, winter

It’s citrus season, which is a terrific time for making seasonal cocktails. Give the Texas Sipper or the Tito’s Sage Grapefruit Splash from Jack Allen’s Kitchen a try at your next dinner party or holiday gathering.



Well Fed: Chocolate Chili

Oct 25th, 2012 | By | Category: cook something, fall, meat and poultry, soups and salads, winter

A big bowl of hot chili on a frosty fall day or blustery winter evening is the perfect food. Made better with the addition of chocolate. True story.



How to Grow Kale

Jul 16th, 2011 | By | Category: fall, Grow Something, winter

Another of those glorious cool season dark leafy greens, kale holds the promise of a happy palate, full stomach and good health.



Growing Spinach

Jul 16th, 2011 | By | Category: fall, Grow Something, winter

If you have your heart set on growing spinach—either flat leafed or crinkled (savoyed)—so you can be big and strong like Popeye the Sailor Man, then plant this cool season annual when it’s…well…cool outside. Actual planting dates vary depending on where you live.



Growing Potatoes in Cages

Jan 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Grow Something, winter

There’s something inherently comforting about the humble potato, making it easy to understand how cultivating the tuber in the home garden helped families who lived during times of rationing, economic downturn, and war, feel less anxious about their next meal.

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