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Author Archive | Terri Taylor

Two for the Road

Story and Photos Terri Taylor  Illustrations Krystal Read

A Sister Trip to the North Texas Wine Country


Sponsored in part by the Texas Department of Agriculture—Texas Wine Marketing


Breezing down U.S. 287 near Decatur, I glance at my sister— my co-pilot—and think of the many times we’ve traveled this road together.…

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Editor’s Letter Fall 2019

Editor Terri Taylor and publisher Nanci Taylor
PHOTO: MELINDA ORTLEY

Each new issue of Edible DFW is a sweet adventure. Who else has a work-week that includes wine-tasting with vineyard owners, foraging with a cool chef and the Texas Plant Guy, and tromping around a barnyard with goats?…

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The Dairy that Nana and Pop Built

Lyn and Steve Horton (aka Nana and Pop) relax on the porch of their milking barn. Photography: Melinda Ortley.

Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go….

I’m seated in Lyn Horton’s farmhouse kitchen with two chilled glasses of raw milk in front of me.…

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Editor’s Letter Summer 2019

Editor Terri Taylor and publisher Nanci Taylor. PHOTO: MELINDA ORTLEY.

Caring and connection might seem to be in short supply these days, but the folks featured in this summer issue convince us otherwise.

On Saturday mornings, in community gardens throughout North Texas, volunteer gardeners pick chard, radishes and other seasonal veggies that will go not into their own pantries, but into bins at local food banks.…

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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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