Printed with permission of the Alpine Avalanche – August 17, 2017 According to our local Porter’s grocery stores, it’s Hatch Chile Season. According to me, it’s always chile season, whether they come from the small New Mexico village of … Continue reading It’s Hatch Chile season… as if I needed another reason to enjoy chiles 🙂
Printed with permission of the Alpine Avalanche – Aug. 10, 2017 Erin and Jeff McClure fell in love with the Davis Mountains years ago. Living in Fort Worth, they would visit friends in Marfa and vacation at the Davis Mountains … Continue reading Check out the Smallest Bakery West of the Pecos… Sweet and Savory Bakery!
Printed with permission of the Alpine Avalanche – Aug. 3, 2017 Sourdough is the oldest and most original form of leavened bread. The oldest recorded use of sourdough is from the Ancient Egyptian civilizations, back around 1500 B.C. If you … Continue reading Sourdough cultures – creating naturally leavened bread since at least 1500 B.C.
Printed with permission of the Alpine Avalanche – July 27, 2017 One of the things I love about living in Fort Davis is being near the Fort Davis National Historic Site. If ever you feel like modern life is weighing … Continue reading What a treat to find a cookbook at the Fort Davis National Historic Site
Printed with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche – July 20, 2017 I took this photo last year near the Fort Davis Presbyterian Church. A couple months ago, we decided that we wanted to plant prickly pear cactuses as one … Continue reading Prickly Pear season is upon us in far West Texas
Printed with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche A few years ago, my husband and I discovered that something’s changed in the watermelon world. Most of the melons we’d cut into lacked the trademark red color, and didn’t have that … Continue reading Have you gotten your Pecos watermelons yet?
Printed with permission of the Alpine Avalanche A handful of years ago, my husband and I decided to eliminate grass from our suburban Hill Country backyard and grow food, not flowers. Our yard was small – although large enough to … Continue reading Hugelkultur and huitlacoche – two old words I learned just a few years ago