Eats - A barbeque sauce with a bit of spice
and a lot of tang
It’s Fall in Texas, and we’re looking for excuses to
spend more time outdoors enjoying our milder (ah, the 80s!) temperatures.
To put some kick in your outdoor grilling, here’s a recipe
that will inspire you to ring up some friends, fire up the grill,
and enjoy another beautiful Texas day.
b+r Barbeque Sauce:
1 large onion, pureed or finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
1 can of beer
1 can tomato paste
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoons soy sauce (optional)
1 cup bottled Chili sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Juice of one lemon
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Cayenne pepper and black pepper to taste
Sauté onion puree and garlic in butter on low for 5 minutes.
Add everything else. Bring to boil then simmer for 15 minutes,
THE GARDEN - A perennial that rings with the seasons
Common Name: Coral Bells
When enhancing the landscape of your home, a great Texas find is
Coral Bells (also known as Heuchera). Coral Bells are a perennial
that take the heat without complaint, carry their good looks through
the winter, and provide striking color and texture.
The Coral Bells are a group of American plants that grow wild on
slopes and cliffs from Connecticut to Western Canada and south on
into Mexico. In Texas, most varieties grow in dense clumps, from
which spikes of small flowers rise in spring and summer.
Plum Pudding’, a dazzling hybrid, will spruce up any partially
shaded border. Delicate sprays of pinkish flowers appear in summer,
but the lovely flowers are dwarfed in beauty by the dramatic burgundy
foliage and silvery netting between the veins.
will tolerate a fair amount of sun or shade, provided they are planted
in neutral, well-drained soil that doesn’t hold too much moisture.
Heuchera’s are hardy plants _ susceptible to few pests or diseases. ‘Plum
Pudding’ in particular has shown superior resistance to mildew,
spider mites and white flies.
The seasoned gardener will often pair Coral Bells in an attractive
display with ‘Beacon Silver’ Lamium and silver-leafed
Pulmonarias for a stunning mix of color and texture.
So when planning you next landscaping project, don’t forget
to let the Coral Bells chime in.
TEXAS OUTDOORS – Paris’ pumpkin
Pumpkin pies, pumpkin carving, pumpkin bowling – Paris
has gone pumpkin crazy!
Join the town of Paris, Texas for its annual Festival
of Pumpkins Thursday, October 24th through Saturday, October 26th.
Pedestrians take back the streets to take part in a city-wide celebration
honoring our big goofy-faced friends of the garden.
Only a two and a half hour drive from Fort Worth,
Paris’ Festival of Pumpkins makes a great day or weekend outing.
And, with activities for kids, parents and grandparents, everyone
is sure to enjoy themselves.
Historic hayrides, bingo, dominoes, shopping, antiquing,
rock climbing, sports, crafts, live music and tasty treats are just
a sampling of what’s planned for this year’s event. For
more information and accommodations, visit www.festivalofpumpkins.com.