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Gardening

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    DEFCON Dining: Whole-Wheat Pancakes are for the Birds at Buffalo Grille

    Dining out with children is an exercise in situational awareness. Each experience is unique, with different variables leading to different possible outcomes, DEFCON-like in their escalating threat levels. Keen observation, forward planning and prior experience are critical in determining the proper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    First Look at Coltivare in The Heights

    Waiting for a much-anticipated restaurant to open is a delicious dilemma, and last week a dozen food writers were able to a first glimpse (and taste) at Coltivare, the new casual Italian dinner spot from "the Revival Market guys" Morgan Weber and Adam Pera. Slated to open on Wednesday, January 22, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Ramps Aren't Rampant in Houston

    From the mailbag, a reader request for ramps: Ramps, which are basically wild leeks, are widely available in other parts of the country in the spring. Where can Houstonians find lovely spring vegetables like ramps, fiddleheads, etc? Tried Trader Joe's, no luck. Houston needs our ramps! Sorry to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Top 5 Herbs You Should Grow At Home in Houston

    One of my favorite parts about spring and summer is getting to eat fresh fruits and vegetables in just about every meal. Herbs are a great addition to any dish and during the spring and summer seasons, they bring out the wonderful flavors of freshly picked produce. Sherri Harrah of Plants for All S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Gardening in a Small Space

    Photo by John KielyHierba Buena and Cauliflower​When the yard withered in the drought, I was pleased. Turfgrass is the largest irrigated crop in America, but there's nothing to eat. With no lawnivores, nor lawn-to-table movements, grass is a relic from a past of cheap land and 40-hour workwe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Red Bell Peppers

    ​The only plants left in my warm-weather garden are peppers: Anaheim chiles and bell peppers. The Anaheims are fiercely hot, an effect of the drought, and the green bells are just the opposite. In fact, green peppers are mildly bitter and boring, good mostly for salads, color, and grilled for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Cilantro

    ​Flowers in the garden are beautiful, but not in the herb section. That's the last step before herbs go to seed, and begin to fade. It's been a good run for cilantro, which grows from the cooler days of October, until the soil temperature reaches 75 degrees. I'll let mine go to seed, and co ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Vermicomposting: Trash and Worms Are an All-Star Team

    ​A few weekends ago, I helped my mother set up an indoor vermicomposting bin. By "helped," of course, I mean that I watched and bothered her with questions. She finally sat me down with a DVD she'd purchased on the subject (the woman is serious about her gardening) and was left in peace with h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2010

    MOMIX: Botanica

    The dancers/illusionists keep everything coming up...roses?

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Texas Folklife Seeks Texas Stories

    Dave77459​When I was little I ate tomatoes off the vine in my grandparents' garden, Jell-O from the box at swim meets, and coffee-rubbed ribs straight from the smoker. Today I eat duck gumbo with the fruits of the hunt, Texas roadside dewberry pie, and Cookies 'n Cream ice cream from Blue Bell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Backyard Herbs

    ​Now is the perfect time of year to cultivate a backyard or balcony garden of potted herbs. If you cook or make cocktails, however infrequently, it's worth your while to invest in a few $4 starter plants, thereby saving you the money and hassle when a recipe calls for a fresh herb. Whole Foods ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    My Organic Dirt Patch: Egyptian Onions

    ​I finally got some greenery into my new organic garden by transplanting some Egyptian onions. Jim Sherman had too many of them in one of his gardens, so he gladly gave me some. Egyptian onions are more or less idiot-proof, which makes them perfect for a neophyte gardener such as me. They are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Black Coffee: Houston Style

    Here's some video clips I took while researching this week's feature, "City of Coffee." The automated lines are inside the Maximus Coffee Plant on Harrisburg -- the old Maxwell House plant.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    The Office: Koi Pond

    The Office usually has some fun nods to Halloween -- Pam as Chaplin/Hitler, Dwight and Creed as the Joker -- and last night's "Koi Pond" was no exception. The horrible haunted house the Dunder Mifflin employees set up for neighborhood kids in the warehouse was fantastic, from Michael's Dick in a B ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2009

    Germán Herrera: "Book of Mirrors"

    This Mexican-born photographer shows us what isn't there

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    June 4, 2009
  • Music

    January 15, 2009
  • Dining

    May 8, 2008
  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    Houston Japan Festival

    The local Asian community celebrates its heritage

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    High School Photo Contest: Back to School

    The entries are in for the September-October round of our photo contest for Houston-area high school students. The theme was Back to School, and we got snaps of lockers, chemistry projects, cheerleaders and soccer players.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 18, 2007

    Paper Tigers

    Viva Piņata is adorable -- and misleading

  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    Freakwater

    Thinking of You...

  • News

    May 12, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Place to Read a Book

    Houston Municipal Rose Garden

  • Culture

    December 19, 2002

    Liz Ward

    Through January 4

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    Moore, and Less

    Julianne is radiant in a pointless homage to the reel '50s

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Landscaper

    Vicente Torrez

  • Culture

    December 27, 2001

    Curiously Corporate

    Altoids takes on the art world and produces a minty-fresh collection

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Letters

    Big on Little Joe, A Capital Idea, Truck Lines

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Indian Restaurant

    Bombay Brasserie

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Rotation

    Music Reviews

  • Dining

    October 28, 1999
  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Love Thy Neighbor

    Meet Joe and Charlie, happy residents of a master-planned community

  • Culture

    December 3, 1998
  • Dining

    June 18, 1998
  • Dining

    May 14, 1998
  • Calendar

    March 5, 1998
  • Film

    November 27, 1997
  • Dining

    May 18, 1995

    Diner's Notebook

    Tales of the City

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