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Hanging Gardens of Spring Creek Forest

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 8:14pm. 3,100 Views, 0 Comments.

The Splendid Hanging Gardens of Spring Creek Forest – Spring 2014

by Celia Hayes 

The Butterfly Bushes Revived Apr 1 by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comAll right then – I confess that after last year’s disastrous tomato adventure – in which that which wasn’t killed by the heat was demolished by invading rats – I could be forgiven for giving up entirely. But darn it, the year before was so bountiful … well, not really all that bountiful, but a good many dinners enlivened with fresh sliced tomatoes on the salad. I hunger for fresh garden tomatoes, and it’s too darned far to drive down to Trader Joe’s for a box of their assorted baby heirloom tomatoes every day or so, with gas over $3.00 a gallon. I stocked up at Rainbow Gardens on a wide assortment of heirloom tomato starts, after the unseasonable hard freeze at the end

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Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market

Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 10:33am. 5,762 Views, 0 Comments.

Quarry Market, San Antonio by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com Goat Milk Soap and Salve by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com

The Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market

 by Celia Hayes

Squash and Tomatoes by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comFresh Squeezed Orange Delight by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comIt's one of my habits – established when we lived in Athens in the early 1980s – going to the local street or farmer's market.  It was the custom of the country that every neighborhood had a day of the week, when a three or four-block length of one of the main streets in the suburb would be blocked off, and the local vendors and farmers would set up two rows of booths and sell to the community, beginning just before dawn and continuing through midday. It was usually seasonal fruits and vegetables, and each little booth pretty much specialized in one item – lemons, or artichokes on long stalks, or potatoes with patches of the damp soil they had been grown in still clinging to them. There was

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Jams and Preserves A Specialty Shop in Fredericksburg

Sunday, September 1st, 2013 at 9:05am. 3,212 Views, 0 Comments.

A Little Local Home Grown Company

by Celia Hayes

Stuff on the Shelves at Das Peach Haus by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comThe cat is watching Das Peach Haus by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comSo, I came to San Antonio for my final tour of Air Force duty in 1995 – but I think it took a little while for me to discover Fredericksburg, and the lovely, tasty specialty food products put out by Fischer and Wieser, of Fredericksburg in the Hill Country. It is in my mind that for the first couple of years, Fredericksburg was the only place that you could buy them anyway. Certainly all the little gourmet food outlets along Main Street had a good selection of Fischer & Wieser jams and preserves. There was an annex to Das Peach Haus in a teeny former residence near to the Nimitz Museum, which is where we usually bought those items which took our fancy.

Rush Limbaugh Sweet Tea at Das Peach Haus by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comLooking at the company website, it appears

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Making Homemade Broth

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 9:04am. 2,233 Views, 0 Comments.

Lentil and Brown Rice Compost Broth

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The Start of the Home Made Broth by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comThis was one of these things that I read so long ago that I don't remember when, or who, save that it was an interview with a rather clever and creative chef being interviewed, and just about that time I had despaired of finding any broth – canned or as a bouillon cube – at the commissary or local supermarket which wasn't expensive, unbearably salty, or both. Now HEB, Sprouts, and Trader Joe's all offer a nice variety of flavored and low sodium broths and I have used them for some splendid soups, especially when nothing sits very well on on a fractious stomach except chicken broth with a smidgeon of rice or fideos in it ... but nothing beats home-made broth made

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Mobile Food Trucks of San Antonio

Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 10:22am. 6,922 Views, 0 Comments.

Eating on the Go

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by Celia Hayes

Cowboy Snack Shack by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWell, there is fast food, and then there is fast food – fast food that comes to the customer. When I was stationed in Korea such a convenience was called the 'chogi' truck, or as the local national employees called it 'roooch-coachie'. It came around mid-morning to the building where I worked, dispensing hot sandwiches, snacks, candy bars, ice cream and bags of salted or sugared snack foods. But the chogi truck is to a food truck today as a Model T is to a Jeep Cherokee. They're gasoline-powered motor vehicles, and they dispense food to the hungry ... but the 21st century food truck tends to be a specialty gourmet kitchen on wheels. Certainly in a large and

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South Texas Garden Plans

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 10:51am. 5,614 Views, 0 Comments.

Plans for the Garden – Spring 2013


by Celia Hayes

Winter Cayenne Peppers by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWhen just about everything in the garden was done producing for the year and the weather began to cool off, my daughter and I put up the folding gazebo-greenhouse which one of our San Antonio neighbors decided was surplus to needs. Into it went all the surviving plants, and the delicate things, like the patchouli plant, the pepper vine, an earth-box full of salad greens and lettuce, and another with three tomato plants which had self-seeded from last year's crop. In advance of the first cold snap, we zipped up the window openings and doorway, and aside from unzipping the door long enough to water everything once a week, we pretty much ignored it. All the plants inside thrived on this regimen, and

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San Antonio Ideal for Growing Figs

Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 2:17pm. 6,559 Views, 0 Comments.

Fine Figs Grow Well in San Antonio

by Celia Hayes

Fig Bounty on the Tree by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comFor the last month we have been having a harvest season. Not of our own garden bounty, although the tomato plants produce generously enough that we can have fresh tomatoes in a salad every other night or so; rather, we have been harvesting figs. They are ripe just now in our San Antonio neighborhood, where two of our neighbors have bearing fig trees and have given us permission to pick.

Fig Bounty Ready for the Transformation by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comThe trouble with bearing fruit trees is that very soon, the owners of it get sick and tired of the output, so cheerfully welcome anyone who will come and take some of it away. I know this: I have been there, in Utah, where my rented house had fifteen bearing apricot trees in the back yard. Eventually couldn't even

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Home Canning

Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 9:05am. 7,209 Views, 0 Comments.

Adventures in Home Canning

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by Celia Hayes

Pepper Corn Relish Ingredients by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comThis latest adventure in home food preparation was my daughter's notion, upon noting that the aisle in our local HEB set aside for housewares and appliances had a new section for home canning supplies; including a sort of starter kit for novices; a large light-weight enamel lidded kettle, with a rack and some implements to shift around the jars ... of which there were also a nice assortment in various sizes. I was certain that we had a huge canning kettle in the garage – a gift from a military friend who was moving to another state – but we couldn't readily find it, as the garage is stuffed with items that my daughter has bought for that residence of her own which she hopes to have one day. But we might

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2011 Annual Herb Festival At Pearl Brewery

Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 10:45am. 3,013 Views, 0 Comments.

20 Herbs to Remember

Written by Randy Watson

The 20th Anniversary of the San Antonio Herb Market presents the "20 Herbs to Remember" ... at the Pearl Brewery Complex, 312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX. Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

The 2011 San Antonio Herb Market. The free SAWS-sponsored event features cooking demos, lectures, and activities for the kids! Purchase fresh herbs and other plants, handmade soaps, olive oils, books and other products to delight your herbal senses. Visit with experts on organic gardening, and choose from an array of handmade gardening items to purchase for your patio, deck or yard.

The Herb Market is free and open to the public. Mark your calendars for this very special event!

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Lockhart Texas The Capital of Texas BBQ

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at 8:04pm. 6,695 Views, 0 Comments.

Road Trip: The Capital of Texas BBQ

by Celia Hayes

Lockhart County Courthouse by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comHaving reason last Saturday to go up to Lockhart, to participate in an evening fund-raising event to support the Eugene Clark Library, my daughter and I thought;  let's drive up in the early afternoon and take a look at the sights of historic downtown Lockhart; a district of several blocks centered on the archetypal Texas courthouse in a square with a number of businesses housed in classic late-19th century or early 20th century buildings.

It's a short drive from our San Antonio home, all things considered, and a fascinating place to spend a weekend afternoon. We would hit a couple of thrift and antique shops, check out one of the four notable BBQ houses, and generally have a relaxing afternoon.

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