Turkey burger recipe has winning flavor combo

This recipe goes to the head of the class, turkey burger-wise. Its perfectly proportioned, Greek-inspired combo of crumbled feta, red onion and dill makes the meat flavorful and keeps it moist. It would fit right into a plan for eating better in the new year.
You could serve this burger without any condiment, but a dollop of tzatziki or squirt of Sriracha would cool it down or spice it up nicely.
Turkey Burgers with Feta and Dill
Adapted from “Prevention’s Mediterranean Table: 100 Vibrant Recipes to Share for Lifelong Health,” by the editors of Prevention Magazine and Jennifer McDaniel (Rodale, 2017)
We tested these using 16 ounces and 20 ounces of ground turkey, and we preferred the thicker burgers from the 20-ounce portion.

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Upcoming Houston wine events

Texas Wine Festival: The Empty Glass, 104 Market, Tomball. 1-7 p.m. Saturday. $35-$85. 832-698-4722.
Valley Mills Vineyards tasting: Solero Winery, 330 T.C. Jester. Saturday, 6-9 p.m. $30. 713-705-8574.
Houston’s Favorite Foods wine dinner: Atkins Wine Bar, 8877 Cardwell. 4-6 p.m. Sunday. $45. 713-468-5030.
California wine dinner: Chama Gaúcha, 5865 Westheimer. 7 p.m. Oct. 11. $55 plus tax and gratuity. 713-244-9500.
The Prisoner wine dinner: The Palm Restaurant, 6100 Westheimer. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12. $125. 713-977-8180.
Introduction to Italian wine tasting/seminar: Houston Italian Festival, St. Thomas University. 6:15 p.m. Oct. 12; 3:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Oct. 13.; 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 14; and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15. $15.

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Upcoming Houston wine events

Best Cellars Houston dinner, benefiting the T. J. Martell Foundation: Hotel ZaZa, 5701 Main. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. $750. donate.tjmartell.org/Houston.
Southhold Farm and Cellar wine dinner: Pass & Provisions, 807 Taft. 7 p.m. Thursday. $95. 713-628-9020.
Grape Stomp dinner: Water 2 Wine, 3331 Westpark. 6-9 p.m. Friday. $85. 713-662-9463.
Annual Grape Stomp: Water 2 Wine, 3331 Westpark. 12:30-7 p.m. Saturday. $40. 713-662-9463.
Texas Wine Festival: The Empty Glass, 104 Market, Tomball. 1-7 p.m. Oct. 7. $35-$85. 832-698-4722.
Houston’s Favorite Foods wine dinner: Atkins Wine Bar, 8877 Cardwell. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 8. $45. 713-468-5030.
California wine dinner: Chama Gaúcha, 5865 Westheimer. 7 p.m. Oct. 11. $55 plus tax and gratuity.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY
Bulb Mania: with Houston Garden Club member Dodie Jackson. 9-11 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 4102-B Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email registration to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston. Free, but registration required.
Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the University of St. Thomas, 3812 Yoakum; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $30.
Gardening for Hummingbirds & Birds Class: with Jim Maas, Pat Cordray and Jean Griffin. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $40.
Peckerwood Garden Open Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.

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Pantry makeover: Tips for putting your cupboards back in order

Getting your home back in order after flooding, wind damage or any other calamity is imperative. But you can think of this project as a way to start fresh, especially where the kitchen is concerned.
If you find your cupboards and pantry in disarray, now’s the perfect opportunity to reassess what you need and reorganize what you have. Go into the replenishing and restocking of your kitchen essentials with a new direction: one that that embraces less clutter and emphasizes neat, tidy order. In other words, the way you always wanted your cupboards and kitchen to be but never had the time or inclination to tackle.
Think like the editors of Food52.com: “Take care of your pantry and it will take care of you.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY
Fall Vegetable Gardening: with Jim Maas, Pat Cordray and Lisa Gaige. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $40.
Peckerwood Garden Open Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. $10.
SEPT. 2
Insider’s Tour: The North Dry Garden: 10 a.m.-noon at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. $15.
SEPT. 7
Small Ornamental Trees for the Houston Area: with Linda Gay; Nottingham Country Garden Club program. 9:30 a.m. at the Municipal Utility Building, 805 Hidden Canyon, Katy; ncgctx.org. Free.
SEPT.

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‘Man v. Food’ takes on Houston

There’s a new glutton for punishment willing to take on outlandish food challenges on Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food.” And Casey Webb doesn’t mind saying he’s enjoying every minute as the new host of a show that takes him throughout the country to find the best regional foods while also indulging in rather alarming eating challenges. Webb takes over for original host Adam Richman, who helmed the show for four seasons form 2008 to 2012. The rebooted series recently filmed in Houston; that episode will air Monday at 8:30 p.m. The episode showcases three great Houston culinary traditions: Tex-Mex, chicken-fried steak and burgers.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ program. 9-11 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com. $5.

Rain Gardens: with Charriss York from the Texas Coastal Watershed Program.

A Homeowner’s Guide to Weed Control: with Galveston County Master Gardener John Jons. 6:30-8 p.m. at AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/galveston Free, but pre-registration required.

Gardening Tips for Growing Native Plants: with Thomas Adams, Texas Midcoast Refuge botanist.

Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Harris County Master Gardeners’ Open Garden Day and Fall Vegetables seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; hands-on activities for children and adults centered on seminar topic.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

Peckerwood Insider’s Tour: monthly focused look at the garden. 10 a.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. $15, members free.

Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions. hcmga.tamu.edu.

Attracting Bluebirds to Your Garden: with Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Linda Crum. 10-11:30 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions. hcmga.tamu.edu.

Rainwater Harvesting and Water Conservation: with extension horticulturist Skip Richter. 7:30 p.m. at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann Drive; houstonrose.org.

Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ program. 9-11 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com. $5.

Rain Gardens: with Charriss York from the Texas Coastal Watershed Program.

A Homeowner’s Guide to Weed Control: with Galveston County Master Gardener John Jons. 6:30-8 p.m. at AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/galveston Free, but pre-registration required.

Evening at Peckerwood Garden Lecture: with horticulturist Adam Black. 5-7 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. $10 nonmembers, members $5.

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