Browsing at Sprouts

Sparkling clean and still new in town, Sprouts is the latest in markets to sprout up around Austin. The Sunset Valley location offers a fair selection, which drew me in along with this week’s special . . . strawberries at 99 cents per pound. I found a few well-priced staples as well as a new temptation – fig bars, and a towering display of spaghetti squash. For their modest but welcome bag discount, bring your shopping bags to Sprouts.




Chowder for the Wolf at the Door

When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our

Apple Soup Sendoff

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Peppered Corn Meal

Preparing the perfect polenta sounds easy enough, but around my kitchen, it takes added patience to work with the grainy flour ground from white or