Category Archives: The Art and Science of Clean Food

November Fruit Find: Satsumas

Let’s face it.  Locally grown fruit is one of the harder things to find in Houston’s farmer’s markets.  I check the harvest calendar periodically to see what I should be looking for, and November lists fruits like apples, pears, persimmons, figs, and melons.  … Continue reading

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An October Farmer’s Market in Texas

This past Saturday, my mom and I made it to the new Sugar Land Farmer’s Market.  Judging by the crowds, Sugar Land residents have been hungry for this.  Unfortunately, in my glee I left my camera at home, so I guess I’ll … Continue reading

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Recipe Writing, Intuitive Cooking, and a Poll

I’ve been doing some reading.  Recipe reading.  Recipe writing guidelines, to be more specific.  And I’m feeling a little rebellious.  Applying common sense to measuring ingredients, it seems,  is frowned upon.  “Dash,” “pinch,” and “handfuls” are dirty words.  Developing recipes suddenly becomes … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Use Eggplant

So that eggplant over there.  Don’t pretend you don’t see it.  It’s been sitting staring at you all week.  You made the eggplant usuals–eggplant parmesan, and caponata–but now you’re just not sure what to do with it.  And your tired of complicated … Continue reading

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When Life Hands You Lice, Make Cake!

Nit-pickin’ good. Tuesday was going to be duck-egg-cake-making-day.  I was excited to use the duck eggs I picked up Saturday.  Duck eggs are superior nutritionally to chicken eggs in almost every category, but that’s not the reason they are sought … Continue reading

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A County Fair and a Sneak Peek

This is going to be fun. Today we are going to my county fair and parade.  Living in Fort Bend county allows me to have one foot in the city and the other in the country.  The fact that the entire school district … Continue reading

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Lightning

Jennifer Ellison/freedigitalphotos.net This morning, I awoke to the sound of distant thunder.  Thunder and lightning have been eerily absent for months, so it was comforting to snuggle a little deeper in the covers and let the rain and thunder nudge … Continue reading

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