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Tag Archives | Winter 2018-2019 Issue Highlights

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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Getting the Light Right

Photo: Leslie Halleck

A sunny windowsill is not enough.

If you want to grow succulents, start seedlings or raise kitchen herbs indoors, you are probably going to need more light.

“There are a lot of trendy articles out there about growing sun-loving herbs on windowsills.” Unfortunately, that won’t work, says Leslie F.…

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Mon Petit Chou (aka Cauliflower)

photo: istockphoto.com/Tatiana Volgutova

Cauliflower, how misunderstood you are! Big ugly head. Lumpy, bumpy, hard to get into, messy to chop, hard to break off. And after all that, for what? White bits all over the floor, the countertop, a snowstorm of crumbles.…

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What’s In Season: Winter 2018-2019

Beets & Beet Greens
Bok Choy
Brussels Sprouts
Citrus (Rio Grande Valley)
Mustard greens
Swiss Chard
Turnips & Turnip Greens

For a list of local YOU-PICK-IT farms, go to edibledfw.com and click LOCAL RESOURCES.…

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How to Throw an Easy, Herby Holiday Dinner Party

Recipes and Photography by Ellise Pierce

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means— rushing to the mall to buy last-minute gifts, baking one more batch of cookies so you can take them to your hairdresser on the way to the mall, and trying to get the Christmas cards finished and mailed before Christmas this year.…

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A Sweet Tradition for Mia and Mom

Recipe and Photography by Meredith Steele

My family didn’t have many holiday traditions, other than the hilarious white elephant gift exchange on Christmas night—an event the children couldn’t participate in. Maybe that’s why I finagled my way into our neighbors’ kitchen every year for their holiday cookie bake.…

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Cool Beans: Making Chocolate

Cacao beans being cooled after roasting at Five Mile Chocolate.

Photography by Teresa Rafidi

Take a small sample into your mouth. Wait as the flavor begins to blossom. There may be a hint of berries or floral notes. Perhaps a lingering trace of pepper.…

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Raising the Steaks: Four Butcher Shops Put Local Beef First

Son Ben Taggart (center) joins Jon and Wendy Taggart in their highly successful Burgundy Pasture Beef.

Photography by Teresa Rafidi

“A lot of people want to know where their food comes from,” says Wendy Taggart who, with business partner Jon Taggart, owns Burgundy Pasture Beef and helped pioneer the grass-fed beef movement in North Texas.…

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Native Spirits

Pouring Texas bourbon at Feed Company

Story by Lauren Coe and Terri Taylor • Photography by Teresa Rafidi

No spirit makes a better fireside companion than bourbon. With its aromatic bloom of fresh-baked cookies, a dram of bourbon is warm comfort on a wintery night.…

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