When life hands you a swirling blast of Arctic air, it's best to find a way to make lemonade out of it. Franconia Brewing has done that, announcing that they're taking advantage of the cold front besieging the country by using it to make Eisbock, or ice bock. The German specialty beer is made by p ... More >>
And the government that looks the other way.
Ken Halverson from Larken Farms Orchard brought a few boxes of the season's first peaches to the White Rock Local Market over the weekend. They were small, tart and firm, but they were peaches. And they're only going to get better as the summer progresses. Halverson says the spring weather has been ... More >>
When a farm animal comes to Bob Williams, it is dying of extreme neglect or violent abuse. Slowly, and through the beneficence of local veterinarians, foster families who offer up their pastures and the intensive care of Williams and his staff at Ranch Hand Rescue in Argyle, horses and llamas, goats ... More >>
Last summer -- the state's hottest and driest on record -- brought Texas ranchers to their knees. Rains have revived parts of the state, especially the east. But 50 miles west of Fort Worth and further, the drought varies from severe to exceptional. So, what's in store for us this summer? Unfair Pa ... More >>
It was clear when A&M's livestock economist said the drought had an agricultural toll of $5.2 billion back in August -- which didn't even really mark the nadir of the heatwave -- that we hadn't seen the worst this drought could do. Now we know: $7.62 billion in agricultural losses ... in a single y ... More >>
Dennis Wehrmann, brewmaster at McKinney's 2011 Best of Dallas®-winning Franconia Brewing Company, hasn't given up on bottling. His targeted late-summer or early-fall starting time passed, but bottling is still in the works for the company, he says. And with the decision to hand distribution ... More >>
Texas Pecan trees have taken a punch. The USDA predicts our state's trees will collectively produce 40 millions pounds of pecans this year, which is 30 million pounds less than the 2010 crop. The Sunnyvale Pecan orchard east of Dallas is closed for the season. And today I spoke with Red Gra ... More >>
Dallas ArboretumSunday evening, just hours until Halloween, there were still hundreds of un-sold pumpkins at a local farmers market. It raised the question -- what happens to all the left-behind gourds? Do the extras go to the pie factory? Or are they all just tossed in the dump? Turns out ... More >>
Scarrots. Apparently, they're not a joke. I heard of them recently and thought that my friend was just making up some cutesy word for carrots. But, Scarrots really exist. Turns out, "A Bunch of Carrot Farmers" (led by Bolthouse Farms) are trying to trick kids into eating carrots this Hallowee ... More >>
When Baskin-Robbins recently announced it was axing five of its 31 signature flavors, the resultant uproar centered on French Vanilla, a fixture since the company's founding in 1945. More than 1000 people have joined a "Save French Vanilla," group on Facebook, pleading with the company to ke ... More >>
Monday, May 7, at the Majestic Theater
Dr Delphinium Designs & Events
Jonathan Demme's documentary brings a joyful revolutionary to the screen
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Plano-based Frito-Lay finds it's better to be safe than sorry with genetically modified foods