Galveston’s East End should be in the running for a “most hospitable neighborhood” designation.
Just in case the newspaper’s ads haven’t driven home the point, here’s another reminder: The annual run-up to gift-giving season officially gets underway this weekend.
Like turkey, the berries are native to North America and were one of the foods that Native Americans introduced to early settlers to the continent. Dutch settlers thought the long, drooping blooms on the bushes looked like the beaks of cranes, and the name craneberry endured in slightly shorter form.
With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, and a month of more holidays coming along behind it, many cooks are getting ready to balance all the special holiday preparations with the continuing need to get an everyday dinner on the table each night.
Not everyone puts away the skeletons and sweets on the day after Halloween. For many people in Texas and Mexico, Nov. 1 and 2 are the time to remember friends and family with a Dia de los Muertos (literally “Day of the Dead”) observance.
Cheering on the Astros is a team effort, too, and teams always perform better when they’re well fed. Just as the Astros are upping their game in the postseason play, it’s time to elevate the game-watching snacks for the World Series.
Next time you eat a pecan, or an apple, or drink a glass of orange juice, remember that someone planted the tree that produced it. On Nov. 17, the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy celebrates Arbor Day and some of the area’s most dedicated tree planters at a luncheon at the Bryan Museum.
Notes in the margins, newspaper clippings used as book marks and dog-eared corners can tell an intriguing story about the book’s readers.
Some of my busiest friends were enjoying a rare bit of downtime and swapping tips on how they get dinner on the table night after night.
Chocolate chip cookies are beloved by kids, adults, bakers, non-bakers (eating the raw dough is apparently irresistible enough that Pillsbury prints a stern warning against it on their slice-and-bake cookies) and virtually anyone who has ever tried one.
A recent trip to Dallas revealed the sad truth: Summer fruit season, so good while it lasts, has come to an end. The roadside stands in north Texas selling Fairfield peaches, the latest-ripening of the Texas peaches, have all closed up and moved on.
The thrill of the grill isn’t just for beef. Fish, both local and global, also lends itself to grilling. The combination of the light, flaky texture of fish with the smoky essence of an open fire makes grilling a prime way to showcase the catch of the day, even if it was “caught” at the fish…
Where did the expression “cool as a cucumber” come from? Cucumbers aren’t inherently cooler than a squash or a tomato, but for some reason, the cold standard is a dark green, heat-loving vegetable.