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Gardening events in the Houston area

By Kathy Huber

Houston Chronicle

March 24, 2017

Introduction to Native Landscapes - Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 1 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37.Herb Festival at the Wynne Home: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by the Texas Thyme Unit, Herb Society of America.Garden and herbal vendors, speakers, artists, music, herbal products, children’s activities.Urban Harvest’s Starting a Community or Scho … Read More

My New Favorite Burger

By Mark Bittman

markbittman.com

March 24, 2017

I’ve always been a big fan of rack of lamb, leg of lamb, lamb chops. Roasted or pan-seared lamb is just one of the best things ever. But it’s only been in the last year that I discovered lamb burgers. Part of that has been due to the fact that my local food store, Adams […] The post My New Favorite Burger appeared first on Mark Bittman. … Read More

HINTS OF SPRING, REMEMBRANCE OF SUMMER

By Lee Reich

LeeReich.com

March 22, 2017

  Greenery, For Humans And DucksSpring has come early, as usual, in my greenhouse. Growth is shifting into high gear as brighter sunlight fuels more photosynthesis and warms the greenhouse more and for a longer time each day. Giant mustard plants, which provided greens all winter, are no longer tasty now that they have shifted their energy to stalks topped with yellow flowers. No matter. I’m digging the plants out and sowing lettuce seeds. Paths in the greenhouse are carpeted in … Read More

Short-Order Sundays

By Mark Bittman

markbittman.com

March 21, 2017

My husband, Sean Santoro, and I make a big deal out of Sunday brunch together. Only we never eat the same thing. I recycle vegetables, soup, or salad from the night before as a base for poached eggs. (Mark’s recipe is unfussy and un-vinegary.) And Sean always makes himself bacon and something—an omelet or other […] The post Short-Order Sundays appeared first on Mark Bittman. … Read More

Gardening events in the Houston area

By Kathy Huber

Houston Chronicle

March 17, 2017

Gardening events in the Houston areaHarris County Master Gardeners’ Perennial Plant Sale: plant overview 8-9 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Campbell Hall, Pasadena Fairgrounds, 7600 Red Bluff, Pasadena; hcmga.tamu.edu.Tomato Stress Management, Part 3: with Galveston County Master Gardener Ira Gervais. 9-11 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 4102-B Main, La Marque; register at galvcountymgs@gmail.com, 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.Something Old, Something New, … Read More

IT’S SPRING! INDOORS, AT LEAST

By Lee Reich

LeeReich.com

March 17, 2017

  A Big, Fat, Red Flower; Perfect For NowOne spring day many years ago, my friend Bill looked out upon the daffodils blooming and other stirrings, and summed up the scene with the statement that “It’s spring and everything is wigglin’.” We haven’t yet come that far along, but things are wigglin’ — indoors. (Little did I know that 2 days after writing this, all would be buried under two feet of snow!) Most dramatic among the wigglins is the big, fat … Read More

Treat Your Veggies Like Meat

By Mark Bittman

markbittman.com

March 16, 2017

The best cooking tip I’ve been lucky enough to ever receive came from a pastry chef, who has been a nearly life-long vegetarian. Strangely, this technique involves meat and not dessert. I was eating dinner at her home, which included the most delicious roasted vegetables; I asked how she does it. Her elegant answer: “I’ve […] The post Treat Your Veggies Like Meat appeared first on Mark Bittman. … Read More

Gardening events in the Houston area

By Kathy Huber

Houston Chronicle

March 10, 2017

Best Plants for the Landscape: 9-11 a.m.; Pests and Diseases Affecting Flowers, Shrubs and Trees: 1-3 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com. $5 per session, $7 for both.Spring Vegetable Gardening: with Tom LeRoy and Bill Adams. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.River Oaks Garden Club’s 82nd annual Azalea Trail: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ticket locations at riveroaksgardenclub.org. $25 all locations, $10 … Read More

‘SHROOMS

By Lee Reich

LeeReich.com

March 9, 2017

Home-Grown OystersMove over shiitakes, you fancy, reputedly healthful mushrooms offered on supermarket shelves and at farmers’ markets at high prices. Make way for oyster mushrooms. Many of us have chosen to grow shiitakes rather than pay the high prices for them. This means laying in a stock of freshly cut hardwood logs and riddling them with holes that are plugged with inoculated dowels pieces, then sealed with wax. A dose of patience is also needed for home-grown shiitakes, even after … Read More

Making Wasabi Edamame

By Mark Bittman

markbittman.com

March 7, 2017

I have been wanting to try this forever, and even got so far as to buy a bag of shelled edamame and throwing it in the freezer, where it has stayed for the last month or so. I finally got my break yesterday, and making them couldn’t have been easier. I used a ten-ounce bag, […] The post Making Wasabi Edamame appeared first on Mark Bittman. … Read More

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