Month: August 2015

‘understanding roots,’ with robert kourik

‘understanding roots,’ with robert kourik

ROOTS. They’re the engine of the plant, but remain mostly unseen–unless something’s being added to the garden or dug up, when we might catch a quick peek. Gardeners make some assumptions about that unseen system, imagining that it’s a particular width and depth, and watering and applying mulches accordingly to […]

Filet Mignon Burger

Filet Mignon Burger

You guys! It’s almost that time of the year! Two more weeks until the start of football season. Fans and tailgaters everywhere are getting excited. Now, for those who don’t know, I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. . where they basically teach you how to throw a football, […]

Eggplant Mapo Tofu

Eggplant Mapo Tofu

We still have a week left before we get back into the back to school routine and I plan on kicking back and enjoying every minute of it. I’ve been cooking a lot and trying new things and you can tell if I’ve had a productive day by the amount […]

a moment from ‘rectify’

a moment from ‘rectify’

[embedded content]RELIEF. I awoke at 3-something to the sound of rain the other night, and that was my first thought: relief–a kind of freedom from being held too tight by the forces of dry and hot. And then I thought of “Rectify,” the Sundance TV series. In a moment early […]

beginning beekeeping, with joe lamp’l

beginning beekeeping, with joe lamp’l

[embedded content] IT’S A DREAM many gardeners and farmers entertain: To become a beekeeper, adding honeybee hives to the landscape both for the pollination work that bees can do and for the delicious by-product we can harvest a share of, thanks to them. I’ve thought about it myself, but never […]

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

I was compensated by PARTNERS, A Tasteful Choice Company, for my time in creating this post. All opinions are my own. It’s funny. There are days when my kids magically know how to be on their best behavior, without me telling them or any ice cream bribes. It was a […]