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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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Preparing Winter Squash: Grill vs. Oven

Few foods symbolize a season like the winter squash.  As soon as bright orange pumpkins and deep green acorn squashes dot the markets, our wardrobes are suddenly given permission to take on the same fall colors despite the thermometer reading.  Granted, … Continue reading

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Cucumber-Cilantro-Lime Salad

Ahhh, the crunchy, watery, hint-of-melon cucumber.  Cucumbers are still very abundant right now, but most of the ones I have found at the markets are very large.  Large cucumbers mean large, hard seeds.  I’m usually a very lazy non-fussy cook.  If … Continue reading

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Better-than-Pumpkin Cushaw Pie [REVISED – Now with low glycemic option]

I know what you’re thinking.  This does not look like the basis for a better-than-pumpkin pie.  I wish someone would explain to me how this funny, pot-bellied, green-and-white-striped squash has heretofore escaped my food bank.  Or why it has not overtaken pumpkin … Continue reading

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A True Tale of a Vainglorious Girl, A Hungry Boy, and a Slimy Sausage

It was gonna be good, y’all.  I knew I had found a way to entice my husband to eat not just a polite amount of squash and eggplant, but a whole, whole bunch.  Think Cajun.  Add shrimp.  And pull out … Continue reading

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October Farmer’s Market Canapes (or just a good lunch)

Saturday I bought the most scrumptious goat chevre I have ever tasted.  Packed on Friday by Proverbs Farm in Alvin, one taste of the snow-white, light and fluffy chevre had me opening up my wallet.  Goat cheese and I have a … 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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