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Canning 101

The process of canning has been around for centuries and is still widely used today. Canning is a method of preserving food that allows you to store food contents for long periods – even several years. Canning methods used today – i.e., the use of a two-part canning lid – dates to the early 20th … Continued

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Local Gastropub: The Crafthouse

Pineapple Upside Down Donut. Mac & Cheese W/ Bacon Crust. The All-American Burger. French Bread Pizza. Dry-Aged Ribeye… Shiner Bock German Chocolate Cake! If your mouth isn’t watering by now, how about a cold mug filled to the brim with your choice of over 18 freshly tapped brews? Welcome to The Crafthouse, Lubbock’s authentically eclectic … Continued

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DIY Summer Fruit & Veggie Chips

The marketing genius behind Lays’ famous old slogan was not mistaken when they coined the phrase, “bet you can’t have just one!” We’ve all been in this situation: a bag of deliciously tempting potato chips is placed in front of you. You tell yourself you’ll just have one, maybe two. Fifteen minutes later, you find … Continued

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The Pickle and the Pig

This summer we’re kicking off our series on all of the Llano Estacado’s best local restaurants. This week is a big one for The Local Bite with the soft and grand opening of the Pickle and the Pig’s dinner hours.   The Pickle and the Pig is located in downtown Lubbock inside the Legacy Event … Continued

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A-MAZE-ingly Good Gourds

As October comes to a close, Local Llano would like to remind you that pumpkins are still a pickin’. Listed below are some local farms in the Llano Estacado that are still selling your favorite jack-o-lanterns. We have also included some spooky fun family activities that these producers are putting together just for the holiday! … Continued

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Llano Estacado Agritainment Calendar

Last week we told you about some fall fun outdoor activities, here. All those recommendations centered around locally made food and drink. This week we’re bringing you a new list of outdoor fun related to agriculture in our area. Activities centered around ag are often referred to as agritainment. In this specific instance we’re including … Continued

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What’s the Dill?!

Have any left over produce or veggies from this summer’s late harvest? Try pickling! Pickling can be a fun activity for the family, a great hors d’oeuvre to impress the in-laws, or just another way to show off your culinary skills. Popular Pickling Products Pickling is a flexible art, just don’t over season and it’s hard … Continued

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Eat, Drink, and Hang: Local Events in October

It’s no secret the weather in September and October is about the best anyone could ask for. It’s such a nice reprieve from the Llano Estacado’s dog days of summer. When September rolls around, we’re ready for outdoor activities, and these are a few of the best we found. This is a quick list of events … Continued

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