more about: Food

Wow, What A Strawberry!

Grumpy sees so many new plants each year that they tend to fade into a blur of ennui. I mean, does the world really need another new heuchera or coneflower? But there is one plant that has me itching out of my normally baby-soft skin to try it. A fantabulous new strawberry called ‘Tristan.’

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Meet the Love Plants

She’s always been your girl. When the moment is right, you want to respond. But your male dysfunction — that could be a lack of gardening know-how. Fortunately, there’s an answer. A new book by Helen Yoest called Plants with Benefits.

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Time to Label GMOs

It’s weird, isn’t it? I can buy a box of cereal, a bottle of soy sauce, a soft drink, or a loaf of bread and the labels will tell me almost everything there is in the product — salt, sugar, fat, cholesterol, caffeine, Vitamins, minerals, artificial flavors and colors, preservatives, and emulsifiers. The FDA requires it. But there’s one thing […]

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The Hubby Secret Weight-Loss Tricks They Don’t Want You to Know

Ladies, did your hubby spend the entire Thanksgiving weekend planted in his recliner in front of the big screen watching football and stuffing his face with turkey, beer, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and, well…..stuffing? If so, he probably weighs slightly more than his pickup. Help him shed those holiday pounds and regain the youthful figure you settled for […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from the House of Grumpy!

Thanksgiving at Grumpy’s cave is all about family. We’re so glad to sit down and break bones with family members we haven’t seen since the last volcanic eruption that we don’t mind if they arrive for dinner wearing nothing but bear skins. Actually, we prefer it.

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‘Sorbet’ Violas — Sweet Treats for the Fall

Well, the frost zapped Grumpy’s coleus and zinnias, so now I need cool-weather flowers to bloom out front that will give me nonstop color for months and months. And I know just the plants to do it — ‘Sorbet’ violas.

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Three Cheers for GMOs!!!

You know Grumpy has always shied away from controversy, preferring to shower love on all the world. But there is one burning issue upon which I must take a stand. I must stand up for GMOs. What’s a GMO? That’s a good question! Let me begin by pointing out something that a lot of you think is a GMO. This […]

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Grumpy Goes to Paris

Grumpy never catches a break. Just when it looked like there might be a lull in his whirlwind schedule, he and his wife have been suddenly called away on urgent business to Paris, France. How will we fill up two whole weeks? I have three goals.

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Hot List: Alabama Music, Austin Eats and Modern Art

Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round up of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news.

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6 Reasons to Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market

One of the most encouraging developments in recent years is the skyrocketing popularity of local farmer’s markets, where you can buy veggies, fruit, flowers, and lots of other stuff directly from the field. If you haven’t been to one, you’re really missing out. Here are 6 extremely persuasive reasons why you should haul your keester out of the recliner and […]

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