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German Asparagus Soup

You may think of potato soup as a quintisential German dish, but did you know Asparagus soup (which typically includes potatoes) is also popular?  Asparagus gradually made its way to Germany in the 1500’s.  Currently the Deutsch are the 4th largest producer in the world.  When you are in Germany during Asparagus season, which is …

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Hibiscus Tea

We still have warm days that call for a refreshing drink.  For a change of pace, try Jamaica or Hibiscus tea. It’s healthy for you, has a lot of vitamins and its a beautiful, refreshing drink. Simply add the dried hibiscus flowers to boiled water with a little sugar, a sweetener like stevia, or honey …

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Texas Trails: Diez y Seis de Septiembre & Texas: Celebrating Independence

Think you know everything about Texas, Mexico, and our interwoven history? Maybe not. The holiday on September 16th isn’t simply for margaritas and street tacos. It is about independence; specially, independence from Spain. This month, we invite you to reach beyond typical tex-mex and into food with deep tradition and visit one of Texas’s multiple …

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Gazpacho with Coffee Glazed Bacon

Love tomatoes, colorful peppers, and cucumbers? Gazpacho is the combination of all those combined in an iconic Spanish cold soup. Try it for a great way to chill on hot summer days at lunch or supper. This recipe elevates the spicy, bright and rich soup with coffee glazed bacon and sour dough croutons. You may …

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Zucchini Brownies

If you have ever raised zucchini you have probably had this happen:  You walk into the garden and discover the gargantuan of all zucchini that was previously hidden under a leaf! So, what to do?  Here’s an idea that is a crowd pleaser and healthy at the same time:  Zucchini brownies. Moist, with just the …

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Grandma’s Cucumber Salad

It’s Summer in Texas, Y’all! One of the first crops in the garden in cucumbers. This recipe holds a special memory of staying with my Grandma on her farm and walking out into her huge garden to pick veggies for supper. (Dinner is the term for lunch on the farm). Since her farm house wasn’t …

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