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Bullard, ‘Top Chef’ finalist Doug Adams’ Texas-inspired Portland restaurant, opens Saturday - OregonLive.comMonday, December 17, 2018
The Woodsman Tavern and the Rise of Redneck RestaurantsThese days, Adams is just as excited about what he’s calling his “San Antonio” chicken, spatchcocked birds that are salted overnight; rubbed with a marinade of toasted and reconstituted chiles, fish sauce and citrus juice; then slow-smoked and broiled to a deep, crispy char. Half or whole chicken will come with tomatillo and avocado salsas, bread-and-butter jalapeños and flour tortillas made from a recipe Adams and chef de cuisine Ricky Bella have been perfecting for months.There will be a burger, of course. Actually, two burgers, Bullard’s inspired by Adams’ favorite Texas chain, Whataburger, Abigail Hall’s nodding to Quist’s beloved In-N-Out. Both are made with a 30-day dry-aged brisket blend from Nicky USA. At Bullard, that beef is seared in smoky rendered beef fat and served with a spicy mustard-mayo mix, iceberg lettuce, raw red onion and vinegar pickles on a house-made roll. At Abigail Hall, it gets smashed in a tortilla press, seared on a cast-iron plancha and served in a double stack with iceberg lettuce, American cheese and special sauce, all wrapped in gold foil. According to Adams, both will cost about $17 with fries: Thick-cut at Bullard; shoestrings at Abigail Hall. img class="image__content" src="https://i.oregonlive.com/resizer/eLDwV4t6qrBgWHrKhFfJtoiMD4w=/600x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal/public/K664Q4IIQRBW5FNJIN4GFZQ5LA.jpg" srcset="https://i.oregonlive.com/resizer/8jt... https://www.oregonlive.com/dining/2018/12/bullard-top-chef-finalist-doug-adams-texas-inspired-portland-restaurant-opens-saturday.html
Tubbs of Flowers still abloom in Corpus Christi after 72 yearsTuesday, October 16, 2018
Bobbie McElhaney, who began working for the company in 1969. She is now president of Tubbs of Flowers. “Gertrude went to school and learned the flower business and, afterwards, moved from San Antonio to Corpus Christi.”Tubbs began the business as ESCO Flowers because it was located behind Eastern Seed Co. After she remarried to designer and businessman Jerry Baugh, the couple decided to change the name to Tubbs of Flowers. It has since moved several times before settling in its current location on Staples Street. A succession of Tubbs and Baugh children all helped in the shop as the business became an established Corpus Christi icon.McElhaney began as bookkeeper, moving her career from the bank across the street to the flower shop at an early age. She was married to Ray McElhaney, who had been working at the shop since he was in high school.“His own parents decided to move to Houston, and he opted to stay,” McElhaney said. “Gertrude offered to let him live in her garage apartment while working, and that’s how he eventually became part of her family.”Gertrude Tubbs Baugh died in 2013 at 96. She had outlived most of her family and friends. Although there were many grandchildren in the family, none wanted to take over the business, which is how McElhaney became president.“In the flower business, no one wears one hat,” McElhaney said. “Everyone has to know how to do everything.”With the help of Baugh and her husband, she soon learned how to design flower arrangements.“Gertrude and Jerry taught my husband, who taught me, and the skill and craft is passed on to the next person,” she said. “Designing flowers was a lot more fun than making deposits at the bank.”Of course, McElhaney now does both.Staff member Jennifer Miller came to work at Tubbs of Flowers last year. She brings 20 years’ experience to the long-term operation.“Even though I’ve worked the industry for two decades, Bobbie still shows me new ways of designing,” she said. “I’m learning from her on a monthly basis.”Also working along... https://www.ccbiznews.com/tubbs-of-flowers-still-abloom-in-corpus-christi-after-72-years
Home front: free compost; cover-crop classTuesday, July 31, 2018
The free talk will be by Ann Burrell at the Los Altos Library from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The library is located at 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
INTRO TO FLORAL DESIGN ... Lanette Anderson, farmer/florist at Hidden Villa Farm, will teach a workshop on Saturday, Aug. 25, on floral design. The event will be held from 1:55 - 4 p.m. Anderson will demonstrate her design process step-by-step and then guide each student through making their own lush floral centerpiece to take home. All the flowers are organically grown on Hidden Villa's farm. All materials and supplies will be included along with light refreshments. Cost is $100 for adults. To register, go to hiddenvilla.org.
Army Couldn't Prepare Texas Florist For Church Massacre - Patch.comTuesday, November 28, 2017
It's the least he can do, he said, to help the community he's come to call home.Santiago finished his Army career in 1997, and rather than return to New York, he stayed in San Antonio and ran a trucking company until he and his wife later settled in Stockdale and bought MooValley flowers from an elderly woman. "We bought a home out here. My wife said I have to find something to do, so I bought a flower shop," he said. His shop sits on the side of the four-lane highway, offers delivery and gets busy during the holidays — Mother's Day, Christmas and Valentine's Day, and also provides arrangements for funeral services. It doesn't have a Facebook page, website, or other social media because Santiago is not tech savvy. After all, Santiago said, he's not in the business for the money. "It's not a profitable job," he said. "But it makes you happy inside."Also See: Emotional Healing In Sutherland Springs Will Take A Long TimePhoto Credit: Wally Santiago Subscribe ...
Simple beauty: Expert offers instruction in Japanese flower arrangement - Albuquerque JournalTuesday, May 30, 2017
Garden Center.Katia Santos, a Kyoju instructor in the Sangetsu School of Ikebana, creates an arrangement. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. (Courtesy of Patti Brown, Ikebana, San Antonio)Brazilian-born Katia Santos, who is now based in Los Angeles, will be in Albuquerque on Sunday, June 4, to give a demonstration and lead a workshop in the historic floral arranging technique.The demonstration and workshop is sponsored by Ikebana International Chapter 41 Albuquerque. It is part of a worldwide organization started in Tokyo in 1956, which now has chapters in many countries and the United States.Katia SantosSantos trained at the National Headquarters of Ikebana Sangetsu in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1999, she traveled to Japan for her final examination and was awarded the Kyoju-Ho title, the highest level for an instructor in the Sangetsu School of Ikebana.AdvertisementContinue readingSantos previously visited Albuquerque to demonstrate the Sangetsu School style of Ikebana in 2014.“She was a very popular instructor. We had a huge turnout,” said Peggy Atencio, one of the organizers of the June 4 event.An arrangement in the Sangetsu School, or style, of Ikebana. (Courtesy of Patti Brown, Ikebana, San Antonio)Ikebana has been practiced in Japan for more than 600 years. Beginning with the Buddhist custom of offering flowers to the...
Alexandria Florist Invents Free Online Puzzle Game - The ZebraSunday, February 10, 2019
District of Columbia. Originally designed as a game to be played in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC, SillyPuzzles has now branched out as far as Florida and Texas with new puzzles being designed daily.To play the free game, players create an account and login to see nearby puzzles listed in order by distance from their phone. When they get near the designated puzzle location, a clue or question appears. Some are easy and require only that the player observe the point of interest and answer a question. Others require the use of logic to solve a math problem or a riddle.SillyPuzzles is free to play. There are no ads to view and players will not be subjected to any advertising unless they choose a puzzle that takes them to a retail merchant location that is indicated in the puzzle description. Premium Memberships may be available in the future.For more information. visit sillypuzzles.com. https://thezebra.org/2018/07/10/alexandria-florist-invents-free-online-puzzle-game/
Horticulture expert brings floral design class to ASU - The State PressSunday, February 10, 2019
Anderson received a master's degree in horticulture, the science and art of growing plants, at Kansas State University and her doctorate in horticulture from Texas A&M University. She also taught classes in floral design at both universities.Anderson will teach a topic course called Wellness in Floral Art for the 2019 spring semester at ASU. The class will focus on how flowers relieve stress and affect the senses. “It’s biophilia, so we’re being connected back to nature, which is where we come from," Anderson said. "Working with plants is a therapy, so not only is it a therapy for me to educate others on floral design as an art form and a stress reliever, (but) it’s also awesome to see other people benefit from it.” While 90 universities in the U.S. offer bachelor's degrees in horticulture, only two universities offer degrees in floral design according to The Bachelor's Portal. As a result, aspiring floral designers often select horticulture as a major.However, Anderson said an arts background is more valuable for entering the floral design field and modified her horticulture research accordingly. “When I was managing studios in San Diego and Los Angeles, the owners of the studios kept asking me to find florists that had an art background, not a plant science or horticulture background,” Anderson said. “That’s when I got the idea that we need (to) advocate floral design as an art form in order to have a more educated work force.” Anderson also has her own business, The Flori.Culture, in which she teaches floral art classes and creates arrangements for clients. She said she has created arrangements for events hosted by large companies including Cisco and Walgreens.On the website, Anderson runs a blog called The Chlorophyll Chronicle where she discusses "flowers. food. fashion." She also has a YouTube channel, The Flori.Culture, where she shows off arrangements and gives tutorials on how to make them. “If you are interested in floral design, in the aesthetics, then you are probably also interested in food and fashion and even interior design, so I think it all goes hand-in-hand," Anderson said. [embedded content]Katherine Merveille, the owner of Merveille Floral and Design Atelier and a colleague of Anderson, said that Anderson’s extensive... http://www.statepress.com/article/2018/10/spartcult-floral-art-advocate-brings-new-classes-to-asu
5 Free Apps to Order Valentine's Flowers - The Mac ObserverTuesday, February 05, 2019
From You Flowers offers beautiful flower arrangements for same day delivery by a local florist. Whether you need to send flowers to New York, Texas, or California, FromYouFlowers.com offers USA flower delivery from coast to coast. Want to make it a one-of-a-kind gift? Add a teddy bear, chocolates or a balloon bouquet to your online flower order.Be the first to know about promotion and discount announcements about flower arrangements! Also, you can quickly place a flower order with your mobile device and send flowers to your loved ones with the same day delivery option using the special day reminders and deals. [4 Valentine Apps to Shop for That Special Someone]Photo by Amy Shamblen on Unsplash... https://www.macobserver.com/tips/quick-tip/5-apps-valentines-flowers/
Baacks to the future: New owners adding wine, beer option with delivery of flowers, gifts - ReporterNews.comTuesday, February 05, 2019
Dan Harwell purchased the company in 1972, and later his son, Luke, joined the business full-time in 2002 after graduating from Texas Tech University. The younger Harwell eventually took over operations of the family business. Under the new owners, some things remain the same. One fixture is the employees, including a designer who has been at Baack’s for 31 years, Petre said. There also are efforts to revive some former Baack’s traditions, such as a Christmas open house and growing some plants in-house, Petre said. Her brother, Marc Petre, is sprucing up the shuttered greenhouses on the property, she said. At one time, Baack’s was known for cultivating poinsettias, geraniums, Easter lilies, hydrangeas and annual bedding plants, according to the Reporter-News archives. In addition to floral arrangements for all occasions, Baack’s also offers the crafting and delivery of gift boxes around many themes, such as golf, fishing, hunting and tailgating. Packages also can be created for children’s events, baby showers, Father’s Day and other special moments, Petre said. Her goal is to use products from local wineries and chocolatiers to include with her gift options. Late bloomer Managing a flower and gift shop is a dream come true for Petre, who previously worked as a bartender for 10 years. That experience in the alcohol industry will be a plus with the addition of the wine and beer delivery with Baack's flowers and gift boxes, she said. “I’ve always been artistic and real artsy, and I love making things look pretty,” Petre said. “I always thought that it would be so cool to be able to own a flower shop and to do that every day.” Her previous creative interests include making stylish belt buckles and jewelry out of bones and antlers. She first learned about wine and beer delivery while attending a floral design workshop in Austin several months ago. “I’m 43 years old and I needed a change. I quit my job and this just kind of fell in our laps. I like to call it divine intervention,” Petre said. https://www.reporternews.com/story/money/business/local/2019/01/17/new-abilene-florist-baacks-owners-adding-wine-beer-option-flower-gift-box-delivery/2548924002/