Last year, I had one lonely tomato plant in my care. In years past, I’ve grown tomatoes easily and had more than I knew what to do with… last year, my lone plant produced four small fruit that split before … Continue reading Locally grown tomatoes, all year long, at Village Farms Greenhouses
Last summer, I wrote about how we planted thornless prickly pear in our landscape. Following their debut season of spectacular yellow blooms, they are now loaded with fruit, known as “tunas.” Big, healthy cacti loaded with fruit that has yet … Continue reading West Texas prickly pears are ripe for the picking
Is there anyone out there who has never eaten sweetened condensed milk straight from the can, and relished the sugary goodness that makes just about every dessert even better? I know that many of my friends have similar fond associations … Continue reading Life is sweeter with homemade sweetened condensed milk
I have a terrible weakness for ice cream, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. During the heat wave we just climbed out of, I discovered a new addiction – Mexican paletas. Not the popsicle-like, hard and icy paletas but … Continue reading Ice cream… a favorite treat since 200 B.C.
Last week, I wrote about the sweet little apricots that grow so easily in our Far West Texas dirt. After posting about them on social media, I was surprised with all of the feedback I got from fellow apricot lovers. … Continue reading Apricots, Part Two… because I just can’t get enough
Over the last few years, I’ve noticed several types of fruit that are plentiful in Far West Texas, seemingly without any type of care or attention to their growth. That comes as a surprise to me, living in the High … Continue reading Nothing beats a freshly picked Far West Texas apricot
((Note: my apologies for getting this out after the fact… I was too busy to do it before!)) It’s always strange when July 4th falls on a weekday, especially on a Wednesday. In Fort Davis, we are celebrating our country’s … Continue reading Fourth of July Celebrations begin tomorrow