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Tacos begin on a farm

By Julie Tomascik Any day of the week. Any meal. Any time. Tacos are one of the foods that trump the dinner plate in Texas. And even more so on Taco Tuesday. Did you know? You can’t have tacos without Texas farmers and ranchers. The ingredients that make tacos tasty get their start on farms [...]

It’s only natural

By Jennifer Dorsett Heading into the fifth month since COVID-19 was first reported, many of us have come face-to-face with a sobering realization: sometimes, nature is actively seeking to harm us. But it’s nothing personal. In fact, it’s only natural. Diseases are about as natural as they come. Bacteria and viruses evolve or mutate over [...]

Winner, winner 10 chicken recipes for dinner

By Jennifer Dorsett Need some inspiration for chicken recipes? We’re here to help! These are some of our favorites from throughout the years at Texas Table Top. I’ve also included some ideas for modifications and substitutions in case some of the ingredients aren’t on hand. Use the recipes as a base and get creative! King [...]

Beef recipe round-up

By Jennifer Dorsett Where’s the beef? Well, beef cattle are raised in all 50 states. In fact, we have more than 13 million head of cattle in Texas alone, which makes us the top cattle state in the U.S. In 2018, Americans ate more than 26 billion pounds of beef, which is equal to about [...]

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Agriculture’s classroom is full of lessons

The new “normal” right now may be distance learning as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, but hands-on lessons are still taking place on Texas farms and ranches. That’s because agriculture can enhance the lessons students are learning through school curriculum. Like using math to develop feed rations for livestock or how much fertilizer should be [...]

Coronavirus pandemic brings back images of days gone by

By Jennifer Dorsett Life sure has changed for the average American. We’re working from home, homeschooling kids, planting gardens, cooking most of our meals…in fact, we’re living much like our pioneering forefathers did. In Colonial America, agriculture was the primary occupation for about 90 percent of the population. Life was hard. Days revolved around growing [...]