Search This Blog

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Flush, we need the water!

Despite Texas Drought, Trinity River Still Flowing

  • In a curious development amid the year's record-setting drought, the Trinity River — which runs south from Dallas and empties into the Gulf just east of Houston — has kept on flowing. Dave Fehling of KUHF News reports on where all the water is coming from.

    This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at

    Brownwood Working with State on Wastewater Recycling

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    SiriusXM's Radio Hanukkah helping us celebrate Hanukkah

    Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah.

    Blessed are You, O Lord Our God, Ruler of the Universe, Who has sanctified us with Your commandments and commanded us to kindle the lights of Hanukkah.

    Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, she’asah nisim l’avoteinu, b’yamim haheim bazman hazeh.

    Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, Who made miracles for our forefathers in those days at this time.

    Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, shehekheyanu, v’kiyamanu vehegianu lazman hazeh.

    Blessed are You, O Lord Our God, Ruler of the Universe, Who has kept us alive, sustained us and brought us to this season.
    learn more here

    Celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa With These Recipes
    How about some Matzo Ball Soup, Swedish Pancakes and Ground-Nut Stew?
    read more here

    Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Beef Tenderloin

    Coffee Crusted Beef Tenderloin on the Food Network

    Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays and Seasonings Greetings

    July 19, 2011

    Wow, Steve!

    A friend and I came in and I had your Split Pea Soup. This was absolutely wonderful! I have never had it before nor have I ever wanted it. Tired it there and loved it!

    Is there any way that you would be willing to share your recipe with me or tell me some of your ingredients. I would really like to try and make some for my family. They look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them it was so good.

    Thanks for your consideration!
    Cathy ____ton


    August 2, 2011

    Morning Cathy, Sorry it took so long to get back with you. We're glad you enjoyed our Soup. I don't cook by recipe so I'll give you the general, quick basics of the Split Pea Soup.

    4 Boxes Chicken Broth
    1 small can Beef Consomme
    2 Med Bags Frozen Peas
    Chopped Garlic
    2 Diced Yellow Onions
    3 Tomatoes
    2 individual Chipotle Peppers in adobo sauce
    1/2 bunch fresh Cilantro
    3 teaspoons Cumin
    1 teaspoon Black Pepper
    1 quart Heavy Cream
    shredded parmesan
    crushed Fritos

    Place chopped onion and chopped garlic into soup pot. Add chicken broth and beef consomme. Turn heat to med and bring to slow boil. Add frozen peas and cook for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Chop tomatoes, 2 chipotle peppers, and 1/2 bunch of washed cilantro and add to soup pot. Blend with immersion blender or puree in blender/food processor in small batches. While on low heat add cumin, black pepper and heavy cream. Serve soon with grated parmesan if desired. Crushed Fritos are also very good served on top! Gives it another layer of flavor and that's usually well received.

    Good Luck. I know yours will be delicious too!

    Regards, Steve Harris
    Steves' Market & Deli

    Linda's Spiked Tomato Bisque

    Getting your Soup On: Abilene, Brownwood and Valera !

    Soup's On

    Poverty grows in Rick Perry's Texas

    Poverty grows in Rick Perry's Texas

    Texas healthcare system withering under Gov. Rick Perry - Los Angeles Times
    read more here

    Obama admin sees growing number of young adults gaining coverage through health overhaul - The Washington Post
    read more here

    Obama Stimulus at work in Rick Perry's poverty rich Brownwood/Brown County Texas
    read more here

    Wolf Creek Snow Report

    Let it Snow!

    Wolf Creek Snow Report for Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Summit Base Depth: 70"
    Midway Base Depth: 66"
    New Snow (24 Hours): 9"
    New Snow (48 Hours): 17"
    New Snow (72 Hours): 23"
    New Snow (7 Days): 23"
    Year-to-Date: 186"

    Brownwood Community Garden Thrives

    Homeschool student is first Community Garden intern - Brownwood Bulletin - Brownwood News from Brownwood, TX: Local Area: brownwood news, brownwood, community garden, daniel coers, daniel graham: Daniel Coers is 12 years old and in the seventh grade. He wants
    to be a firefighter when he grows up. He has a typical love/hate
    relationship …

    "The garden is funded through economic stimulus money, complete with in-ground irrigation and rainwater catchment, and sits on the back property of Salvation Army."
    read about it here

    read about it here

    Monday, December 5, 2011

    The Truth Behind the Lifting of the Horse Slaughter Ban | Petside

    Read about it here

    Digging Through the Dirt: Former U.S. Rep. Argues for Horse Slaughter

    Controversial return of horse slaughter piques interest in Big Country
    Law makes it possible, but funding short

    * By Brian Bethel
    * Abilene Reporter-News
    * Posted December 1, 2011

    Read Brian's report here

    Brownwood's Republican Mike Conaway votes in favor of Slaughtering Horses for Human Consumption.
    more here

    The Desert Independent

    Morris Kight, of Comanche County, is right!

    State-Certified Handgun Instructor In Texas Refuses To Teach Muslims, Obama Supporters
    read more here

    Muslim Cab Drivers Refuse to Transport Alcohol, and Dogs
    read more here

    Iowa Baker Won't Make Lesbians' Wedding Cake
    read more here

    "I do not feel challenged by organized religion. In some cases it is helpful, and often is harmful." Morris Kight
    read more here

    Turd Blossom Texas!

    Reality TV is obsessed with making fun of Texas: Everything from Top Chef to Big Rich Texas draws groans

    all groans are local!

    Sunday, December 4, 2011

    Cilantro in the house!

    Love It Or Leave It? 4 Healthy Benefits Of Cilantro

    SM&D: Successfully and ambitiously serving it up Deep in the Heart of Texas since 1996. We are definitely on board Team Cilantro.

    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    Sadly, all Religious inspired discrimination is local!

    Iowa Baker Refuses To Bake Lesbian Couple's Wedding Cake | Neon Tommy

    Kudos to the bakers who stood up for equality and hospitality! Here's a Three Chicks cookie nesting at our Deli. They've arrived and they are delicious!

    Bakers Weigh In On Wedding Cake Controversy

    Dromgoole: New Cookbooks feature tasty a wide variety in Texas fare | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    “Fritos Pie: Stories, Recipes and More” by Kaleta Doolin (Texas A&M University Press, $22 flexbound) tells the story of Fritos Corn Chips, founded by the author’s father, accompanied by more than 150 recipes.

    What Makes Steves’
    Frito Chile Pie Legendary ?
    It starts with “ The Stove ” we purchased in 1997 !
    ( The stove we use in our kitchen to prepare your meals was purchased right out of the
    Kitchen of Woolworth's on the Plaza of Santa Fe New Mexico where the Legendary Frito Chile Pie was introduced in the 60’s by Woolworth’s Employee Teresa Hernandez. )
    Woolworth's demise marks end of era in Santa Fe
    Reuters, Sunday, July 20, 1997 at 13:38 ( By Andrew Hay )
    SANTA FE, N.M., July 20 (Reuter) - On the corner of Santa Fe's popular downtown plaza, a scruffy Woolworth five-and-dime store looks out of place, surrounded by chic boutiques and art galleries.
    Woolworth Corp's (NYSE:Z) decision last week to close its 400 five-and-dime stores nationwide after 118 years in business allows this northern New Mexico city to remove a relative eye-sore from its glitzy downtown area that could further boost its powerful tourism industry. It looks misplaced now, but Woolworth's was where people shopped for baking tins, penny candy, Christmas knick-knacks and other simple items for 62 years, or sat at the food counter for a modest bite to eat. Though no date has been set for the plaza store's shuttering, for many its eventual demise will sever the last link to an ethnic, quaint and more familiar Santa Fe.
    Santa Fe or San Antonio ?
    Humble pies: A survey of Santa Fe's Frito pies
    By ROB DEWALT | The New Mexican October 6, 2005
    “ The Santa Fe camp puts its money on Santa Fean Teresa Hernandez, who introduced the dish at Woolworth's on the Plaza in the 1960s. San Antonians claim that Daisy Dean Doolin, mother of Frito-Lay founder Elmer Doolin, concocted the recipe in 1932 in Texas.”