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Author Archive | Terri Taylor

Stuart Finds a Home


Stuart with his fur-ever family—Karl and Nancy Falster and brother Dillon. Photo: Allison V. Smith

“I didn’t want a dog,” says Nancy Falster, recalling how it all began. “But Karl insisted I needed one.”

Nancy and Karl own Falster Farm and Cattle Ranch in Wood County near Winnsboro, where they raise organic vegetables, freerange chicken and grass-fed cattle.…

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Spice of Life


At Coppell Farmers Market, Sapna selling her beSPICED blends with mom Saroj, son Aditya and daughter Mihika. Photo: Terri Taylor

At Coppell Farmers Market, a group of curious shoppers gathers under the demo tent to watch vendor Sapna Punjabi-Gupta prepare spiced chai.…

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Editor’s Letter Winter 2018-19


PHOTO BY MELINDA ORTLEY

Every Christmas Eve, I make my mother-in-law’s creamy bourbon-laced eggnog. Margo always served it alongside her pecan cheeseball, and so do I. The drink became more meaningful after she died. My sisters-in-law and I call each other in a panic when one of us can’t find her handwritten recipe.…

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Making the World Brighter, One Bite at a Time

Photography by Teresa Rafidi

From his resting spot in the middle of Phinney Avenue, a wirehaired Chihuahua eyes my car as I pull up to L.O. Donald Elementary School. I imagine he resides at one of the tidy houses nearby, and this is how he passes the day, waiting for the final bell and his gang of playmates to emerge and join him.…

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How Sweet It Is

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Photo courtesy Henderson Daily News

“Go into any East Texas café and ask about cane syrup,” says 65-yearold Dudley Mosele. “Every old-timer has a story, and they all begin with ‘when I was a child…’”

For Mosele, a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S.…

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Cookbooks for Gifting

Cookbooks make great gifts, easy to pack if your holiday plans include travel. Pair your favorite with a festive apron, kitchen utensils or a gift certificate to a local food store. Make one the centerpiece of a gift basket filled with farmers market finds.…

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EDITOR’S LETTER: WINTER 2016-2017

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photo by Melinda Ortley

We have a crush on our cover guy Carl. From his triangular orange nose to that jaunty top hat perched on his marshmallow-filled head, he is one hot chocolate snowman! With the panache of Annie Leibovitz, photographer Teresa Rafidi captured Carl in a snowstorm (or was it a rain of sugar from the steady hands of her significant other Ric Martin?)

Carl is the creation of local chocolatier Kate Weiser.…

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EDITOR’S LETTER: FALL 2016

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PHOTO BY MELINDA ORTLEY

As I write this, North Texas is enjoying a cool spell—a respite from the dog days of August. Autumn is the most civilized season, don’t you think? When violent storms are a rarity. When summer’s sticky heat is subsiding, and the gray of winter has yet to arrive.…

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EDITOR’S LETTER: SUMMER 2016

editorLtrSum16PHOTO BY MELINDA ORTLEY

Summer arrives in the blink of a firefly. Suddenly, the sun is hotter, brighter, and the garden’s honeybees and ladybugs are zippier.

Let’s join nature in celebrating the season’s first peaches and fresh berries—blue and black. Let’s hear it for plump tomatoes, sweet corn and spicy peppers.…

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EDITOR’S LETTER: SPRING 2016

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Our 7th anniversary issue is a keeper. But aren’t they all?

Maybe we’re a little biased, but from what we hear, Edible Dallas & Fort Worth readers like to save each issue.

Here are the Top Five Reasons why you’ll want to hold on to this one:

NO.…

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