WHEN: Wednesday December 17, 2014 at noon
Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group
Post Office Box 1988
Rockport, TX 78381
The blog of the Rockport Herb and Rose Study Group
January - "The Chocolate Tree" by Darrell & Gayle Smith
February - "Come learn the history, cultivation & current uses of Elderberry, The Herb of the Year for 2013" by Cindy Meredith
March - "Mandrake: An herb filled with lore, history, health and is even said to attract money!!" by Cindy Meredith
April - "Wildflowers are more than just pretty!" by Ruth Hoese
May - "Piperaceae (Pepper Family)" by Linda T. Collins
June - No program. Summer vacation.
July - No program. Summer vacation.
August - "Herbal Salves" by Cindy Meredith
September - "Discovery #5" by Pat Baugh
October - "Herbal Vinegars" Hands on program.
November - "Culinary Holiday Herbs" by our Group.
December - "Christmas Luncheon" Key Allegro Yacht Club at 11:30. Please RSVP no later than December 10
On Tuesday, November 18th, Carol Krank and DeAnna Baumgartner, Nueces Master Gardeners will present the program “Container Gardening: Plants and plant combinations for great container gardens for South Texas”. If you have a small area or just want to contain your plants in a specific area, come find out about Container Gardening.The program will be presented from 12:00 (Noon) P.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Aransas County Office, 892 Airport Road, Rockport. Overflow parking is next door at the Transfer Station.Enjoy this free program hosted by the Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Aransas County Office. For more information call 361- 790-0103.
Butternut Squash and Kale by The Pioneer Woman
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- 1/2 whole Butternut Squash; Peeled, Seeded And Cubed
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper To Taste
- 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder (more To Taste)
- 1 bunch Kale, Leaves Torn, Stalks Discarded
Preparation InstructionsHeat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add squash and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Cook for several minutes, turning gently with a spatula, until squash is deep golden brown and tender (but not falling apart.) Remove to a plate and set aside.
In the same skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat and add in the kale. Toss it around with tongs and cook it for 3 to 4 minutes. Add in the cooked squash and gently toss together.
Serve as a side dish with chicken or beef, as a main veggie dish, or as a filling for quesadillas or sandwiches.
From website: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/
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