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The world’s oceans provide us with much more than just food and fun, as the organizers of the World Oceans Day Festival are ready to explain, but fresh seafood and a full day of activities are a huge part of the June 8 event. The festival, held at Stewart Beach in Galveston, celebrates the o…

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A recent trawling expedition in the Galveston Ship Channel brought up the mini-makings of a seafood platter: there were young crabs, shrimp, squid and trout in abundance, along with a few less recognizable fish.

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Can you remember the last time you tried a totally new food? Galvestonian Cynthia Wojcik can, partly because it was just last week, but mostly because what she tried was kombucha tea, a fermented sweet tea. “It’s a little bit tangy, but it also has a little sweetness,” she said. “I like it.”

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Life is sweet, even without sugar, according to Texas City health coach Oralia Acosta. Her May 14 presentation at Rosenberg Library, “Sugar: Pain or Pleasure?” delves into the science and sensation of sweetness.

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“Strawberry Fields Forever” isn’t just a great Beatles song; it’s also the fervent wish of many of us, who wish that the season for luscious red berries lasted all year.

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With crawfish season hitting its peak, there’s a lot for fans of the little crustaceans to celebrate. The celebration at Sunday’s ninth annual Rotary Club of Galveston Crawfish Boil promises to be bigger than ever, with an expanded menu adding to the afternoon of food, Zydeco music and family fun.

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Sweets are a traditional part of Easter and Passover, and since those holidays fall a little later on the calendar this year, those of us with an active sweet tooth are ready for the arrival of springtime’s signature treats.

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There aren’t many foods that taste better when you pile them up in a big stack, but somehow pancakes do. That serving technique would never work for pizza or fried eggs, and only works for enchiladas in New Mexico, but is part of the DNA of pancakes.

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Is there any more welcome sign of spring than seeing little green sprouts? Not the botanical kind, but girls selling boxes—and cases—of Girl Scout cookies.

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St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America rely on corned beef and green beer to set the culinary tone, but Irish cuisine is no longer small potatoes. In recent years, it’s become easy to find Irish products in local grocery stores, especially in the dairy case.

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Restaurant reviews and online resources like Yelp are great ways to find a good place to dine out, but being impulsive can sometimes pay off, too. As Ben Folds sings, “There’ll be times you might leap before you look; there’ll be times you like the cover, and that’s precisely why you’ll love…

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Almost everyone has a favorite aspect of Mardi Gras. For some people, it’s the parades, whether of happy revelers, adorable children or endearing animals. For others, it’s the parties or the chance to have one last blow-out celebration before six weeks of thoughtful reflection. There are eve…

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No one wants to see their best work end up in the trash, but that’s what happens to far too many vegetables. Their leaves and peels are often discarded instead of being an integral part of a nutritious meal.

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It’s not often that getting to a restaurant seems a little anticlimactic, but the drive to the Big Sur Bakery is so dramatic that it’s a hard choice to stop the car. The vistas of wild green California forests extending to the cliffs overlooking the azure Pacific Ocean, seen from a winding, …

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Now that 2019 has arrived, many people are ready to make a few changes, and eating healthier is one of the most-cited plans. One of the staunchest allies in the effort to change eating habits is the Galveston County Health District, which is augmenting its year-round programs advocating good…