Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take?

To relieve this bellyache

Sun Harvest, 8101 Callaghan, presents "Healing with Medicinal and Cooking Herbs" on Saturday, March 12, 1-3pm. Hosted by Joan Edwards and Scott Pritchard, the seminar focuses on lessons and information from The Little Herb Encyclopedia by Jack Ritchason, M.D. Admission is free.

You put the lime in the coconut

We know how frustrating it is when, instead of enjoying a delicious gelato, all you can think about is how much better it would taste with some grape, lemon, or snozzberry. Orderup Pizzeria/Taqueria/Burgeria, 999 E. Basse in the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, knows too, and they're giving you a chance to enter your recipe in their "Invent Your Own Gelato" contest, running through March 31. The winning flavor will be prepared at Orderup and placed on the dessert menu for a limited time. Have you always wondered what pineapple and celery would taste like together? Send it in. Feel strongly about honeydew? Let others share that passion. Dying for butterscotch and shrimp? Well, perhaps better to keep that one to yourself. For more information call 824-9600.

You drink'em both up
(And then you feel better)

Continuing the tradition into its 20th year, Saveur Magazine is sponsoring this year's Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival. Every year, chefs, experts, and enthusiasts gather in the Austin-Hill Country area to celebrate the culinary traditions of Central Texas that put a unique face on the Texas food & wine scene. This year's guests include David Bull, Dean Fearing, and Rebecca Rather, as well as other Texas luminaries. In addition, celebrity chefs from across the country, including Kenny Callaghan from New York's Blue Smoke, Julian Serrano from the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and Spago chef Wolfgang Puck, will create their own magic for visitors. The festival runs April 7-10, at various locations, but you can register today by visiting

Compiled by Aaron Block

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