Here in Texas the pecan tree is a native so nearly everyone has a source nearby for pecans. I the spirit of the Lone Star State here are some classic scones with cinnamon and pecan to add a flavor kick.
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By the end of October the gardening year is winding down to the quiet months of winter. There are a few tasks left to do but most gardeners are thinking fondly of the coming long winter’s nap. But wait…there’s just one more thing to plant.
One of the herbs most commonly enjoyed with black China tea is peppermint. From there it’s an easy step to add fruit flavors such as orange juice or cranberry juice. Add a touch of spice and you’ve got a flavorful punch to enjoy when friends are coming over for lunch or a barbecue.
In the Southwest we use chilies to add heat to nachos, chicken, ribs, and just about every other food. But before chilies were discovered in the Americas, the world was getting its flavor kicks from ginger, a spicy tropical root. For a home-grown taste of the tropics try planting some on your patio or porch.
Recently we had a major shuffle of furniture in my home. The goal was setting up a home office for my husband so he could work without interruption. In the process I discovered some surprises in desk drawers and boxes – precious memories of relatives long gone, a wrist watch I never used, a pristine stack of No. 2 pencils, in other words the accumulation of years of living.
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