#FoodieFriday: Get Your Irish On at Cork & Barrel, Round Rock

by Marika Flatt on April 9, 2021

The "craic" (pronounced “crack” in Ireland) is high in Round Rock these days! Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery opened on St. Patrick’s Day to a long line of fans, bringing an authentic Irish...

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Garden Your Way to Better Health in 9 Easy Steps

by Melinda Myers on January 16, 2020

Gardeners know (and research proves) that getting outdoors, digging in the soil and gardening help strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, reduce stress and elevate our mood.  So, here's how to break out the tools and garden...

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The 7 Gardening Must-Dos for 2019

by Katie Kuchta on February 27, 2019

With spring upon us, no matter what you want to do in the garden this year–upgrading the design or creating a vast vegetable garden to feed a community–this year is destined to be yours. Consider...

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The 10 Best Vegetables and Fruits to Grow this Fall in Texas

by Katie Kuchta on October 4, 2018

Do you have a garden you’ve been cultivating for years? Or are you just getting started in fruit and vegetable gardening? Maybe your new home has a garden that has motivated you to enjoying the...

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Fun Fresh Foodie Hacks: Curating Pickled Vegetables At Home

by Katie Kuchta on July 9, 2018

In Texas, it is pretty easy to grow a bountiful garden of heat-loving vegetables. Today, pickling part of your harvest is gaining popularity once more after a few decades of gardeners not taking advantage of...

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5 Great Gardening Tips for Small Spaces

by Katie Kuchta on June 7, 2018

More Texans than not live with limited outdoor space. No surprise, when you consider the size of the major metropolitan areas of Texas, like Dallas---which is marked as the 6th fastest growing area in the...

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Enjoy An Attractive Convenient Composting Station

by Melinda Myers on June 15, 2017

Make recycling green debris into compost convenient and attractive. Create a space you and your neighbors will appreciate. And locate composting in a convenient area that is easy to access and manage, so you are...

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Harvesting, Storing and Preserving Herbs from the Garden

by Melinda Myers on June 8, 2017

Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you...