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Strawberry fields forever in Texas

Strawberry fields forever in Texas

By Kathleen Phillips Texas AgriLife Extension Service COLLEGE STATION — Having fresh, local strawberries within reach across Texas is getting closer to reality, though growers and researchers alike say producing…

Perception vs. reality when tasting wine

Perception vs. reality when tasting wine

By David White One glass of Cabernet Sauvignon was described as “powerful and heavy.” Another was described as “subtle and refined.” The only difference? The music that was playing while…

Life is richer with wine

Life is richer with wine

By David White Wine demands to be shared. Enjoying a glass alone is fine, of course. But there’s an emotional component to wine appreciation. That’s a big reason why enjoying…

Farmtastic Recipe: Lemonade Cake

Farmtastic Recipe: Lemonade Cake

By Tammy Ammon Special Contributor   To celebrate the end of summer, I decided to do a little baking with one of Cowboy’s absolute favorite flavors – lemon! I came…

Fresh from the garden: Fig preserves and fig jam

Fresh from the garden: Fig preserves and fig jam

By Kathryn Jones Editor If you’re lucky enough to have a producing fig tree, you know that when the figs start ripening, you have to act fast. And now is…

Beaujolais: The greatest secret in wine

Beaujolais: The greatest secret in wine

By David White One hundred years ago, the Wine Society, a wine club in London, offered its members a Beaujolais from the appellation of Moulin à Vent for $29 per…

What’s for dinner? Prosciutto, spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breasts

What’s for dinner? Prosciutto, spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breasts

By Kathryn Jones Editor Some friends from Dallas stayed with us last week and we wanted to welcome them with something special for dinner. It had to be relatively easy…

The easy way to shuck and cook fresh corn

The easy way to shuck and cook fresh corn

With all the fresh corn for sale at local farmers markets and at grocery stores, chowing down on a cob of crisp corn is a summertime tradition. It can get…

‘Dinner Tonight!’ program promotes healthy eating with recipes, videos, cooking schools

‘Dinner Tonight!’ program promotes healthy eating with recipes, videos, cooking schools

By Paul Schattenberg Texas AgriLife Extension Service The idea of a family sitting down together for a meal may seem passé in today’s fast-paced, drive-through society, but a statewide initiative…

Embracing the unknown in wine

Embracing the unknown in wine

By David White “Representing real people who make real wine has always been very important to me,” explained Danny Fisher, the general manager and beverage director of Ripple, a wine-focused…

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