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From the monthly archives: August 2009

Very Berry Good

On August 28, 2009 By

Seasonal berries make a deliciously sweet treat for any summer table. Keep it simple and let the taste of the berries come through, or just through all that out the door and pile on the whipped cream or ice cream.

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Quilts

On August 28, 2009 By

Quilting reaches back before recorded history. Quilts were made in the shadows of the Pyramids. In America, though quilts are often associated with Colonial times, they were actually rather rare. Early American homemakers had their hands full with spinning, weaving, and sewing and had little time for quilting.

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Mixed Spring Green Salad

On August 28, 2009 By

Good mixed greens are available in most markets. Check the date on the bag (yes, reach way back behind for the latest dates).

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Bill Douglass

On August 28, 2009 By

Bill Douglass, whose fifteen-store Lone Star chain has been the cutting edge of the convenience business for more than a decade, making Sherman, Texas a world leader in mini-mart innovation.

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Summer Fresh

On August 28, 2009 By

Summer Fresh, Summer Simple is a menu of flavorful, easy-to-make dishes where the theme is “green!”

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Editor’s Note (5/13/11): Since this story ran in 2009, Vida Loca has gone out of business as such only to be reborn as Dark Timber Art. They’re still painting bikes and now doing even more. Dark Timber Art/421 S. Oak Street/Ector, TX 75439/903-640-5622/903-961-2400

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raditional tea parties are most fun when you serve authentic accompaniments. This recipe for Cucumber and Goat Cheese Sandwiches prove to be a perfect offering.

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“[The state of Texas history] is strong, and it’s changing,” said Cummins. “Texas has changed a lot in the last thirty or forty years. Texas history, as an enterprise, is being revitalized, and the state has put a tremendous amount of monetary resources into advocating the study of Texas history. Right now, for example, the Texas State Archives are being remodeled with a multimillion dollar renovation.”

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Skillet Fried Corn

On August 23, 2009 By

It doesn’t have to be fried in bacon grease, but seriously, it gives everything a killer flavor! Even Jenny Craig would wince with a once over of this classic southern recipe.

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Roasted Garlic Slaw

On August 23, 2009 By

Resist the urge to pass this one by. Roasted Garlic Slaw is a winner. Chef Robert shares his recipe for this tangy, aromatic side.

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