Bayou Buzz - April 2023

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Association Team

Kelly Riley-Salyers Community Manager

Stephen Martinez Lifestyle Director

Rick Breitigam

Community Standards Director

Steve Messinger Maintenance Director

Homeowners Association Board of Directors

Bruce Gilman, President

Don Tomlinson, Vice President

Sue Muerdler, Secretary

Larry Girven, Treasurer

Dan Noeth, Director

Disclaimer: The information, including but not limited to: text, graphics, images, and other material contained in this magazine are for informational purposes only. No material in this magazine is intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment, and before undertaking a new health care regimen or fitness program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this magazine.

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RichMOnD, TX 77469 WWW.MysWeeTgRass.neT INSIDE THIS GUIDE: Fitness Center Renovation ....................... 4 Lakehouse Life ....................................... 6 Crossword ........................................... 12 Talkin' Turpie: The Runaway Scrape 14 Meet a Sweetgrass Superstar 16 Ten Resolutions for Gardeners ................ 21 Calendar ............................................. 24 Caregivers need a hug and thank you...... 26 April Programs at George Memorial Library... 28 Recipes 30 What sufficient sleep does for the body 34 Drama Club & Garden Club .................... 36 Clubs and Groups ................................. 39 CCGA Directory .................................... 41 Neighborhood Directories ..................... 43 14 30 16 36 publicationofthe
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Talkin’ Turpie The Runaway Scrape

Igrew up here in Texas (Houston). I got here when I was almost two, which, to my brothers who were born here, makes me a transplant. Our Mother was from Cleveland, Ohio, and our father was from Lincoln, Nebraska. Both came to Texas via California thanks to the U. S. Navy.

As we grew up, we learned more and more about the history of Texas and the six flags that have flown here. The first is the Spanish flag, then comes France, then the Republic of Mexico, The Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and finally, The United States of America.

Each year the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, which was the decisive battle for the independence of Texas from the Republic of Mexico, is celebrated at the San Jacinto Battleground Park. This year the reenactments of the famous battle will be on April 22, 2023. The event is from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Reenactors will be in period clothing and will reenact the epic events of April 21, 1836. Reenactments throughout the day will recreate the dramatic events that lead to one of the most decisive and impactful military victories in the history of North America. Come for one or stay for all the reenactments. Watch as the daily lives of soldiers from almost 200 years ago unfold throughout the day.

The Battle of San Jacinto was the final chapter in six months of fighting and debate about the future of Texas. Representatives, in period costume, from the other major Texas Revolution sites, will be on hand to share their parts in the story and how the Texian Army managed to assemble at what we now know as San Jacinto.

Driven out of their homes by the approaching, the much larger Mexican Army, the Texian Army, and settler families marched East across Texas to find a place to fight the Mexican Army. This flight was called the Runaway Scrape. The “Scrape” map shows the Mexican Army in Red and the Texian Army in yellow. The way

east was arduous, especially for the women and children. The Texian Army comprised of volunteers, some of whom left before General Sam Houston found just the right place for the battle. The choice was perfect, and the timing caught the Mexican Army unprepared, as it was siesta time. The actual battle lasted around 16 minutes.

Standing a foot taller than the Washington Monument is the San Jacinto Monument, which houses a museum. Visitors are welcome.

I remember many trips to the battlegrounds for picnics, shrimping, visiting the monument, and climbing all over the Battleship Texas, now undergoing a much-needed refurbishment. Those were fun, relaxing days absorbing some history while enjoying family and friends.

I hope you and your families will have a chance to make your own San Jacinto Battleground memories.

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Many are familiar with Health & Wellness Committee excellent Fitness Center “SWEETGRASS SUPERSTAR” program, promoting lifelong fitness among our aging DWS population and many are active participants and all should be commended.

I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorites. Robert “Boston Bob” Beltramini turns 85 years young on March 28 and shows up 4-5 mornings/week to play an inspiring game of Pickleball with the energy and enthusiasm of a man 30 years younger. Bob wins more than his fair share of games and has the shots, skills, stamina, and strategy to still compete at a high level. When you see him across the net from you, you know you’re in for a heckuva battle!

“Boston Bob” grew up as one of 7 children on the city streets of Boston (I know, what are the odds!), playing stickball and all manner of Sports since a young age, even a little boxing. When he wanted to keep boxing, he told his trainer, ”I’ve never lost a fight” and his wizened old trainer responded “But, you’ve also never won one kid!” He stuck with Softball, track, and Tennis before being introduced to Pickleball after moving to DWS in 2016.

For many years Bob and his beautiful bride of 53 years, Carmen, did the East Coast thing, traveling up and down I-95 to escape harsh New England winters in Florida. Bob started researching Del Webb communities and when a Sugarland-based

friend touted the excellent medical facilities in this area, Bob and Carmen decided Sweetgrass would be their new home, settling on Cattle Ranch Dr in Heritage Park in 2016. Unfortunately, Carmen passed in 2020 but Bob continues to be a friend to all and a fierce competitor on the Pickleball Courts.

Bob has no plans on slowing down and is typically the first one at the courts in the morning, turning on the lights and distributing the balls, while waiting for three more players to show up. I always say, ”When I grow up, I want to be like Bob!” Happy Birthday Bob!

Dr. McCrea has been creating healthy, beautiful smiles in Richmond/Rosenberg since 1994. Dr. McCrea and Dr. Vo are both graduates of and current Professors at the Herman Hospital based General Practice Residency Program for UTDS Houston. Their goal is to work with each patient to produce the best possible outcome based on that patient’s individual needs and desires.

Dr. McCrea has been creating healthy, beautiful smiles in Richmond/Rosenberg since 1994. Dr. McCrea and Dr. George are both graduates of and current Professors at the Herman Hospital based General Practice Residency Program for UTDS Houston. Their goal is to work with each patient to produce the best possible outcome based on that patient’s individual needs and desires.

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Springtime Landscaping:

Springtime is here again and this is a great time of year to remove debris in your landscape beds, cut back your plants to promote new growth, and prepare your lawn before the long and hot Texas summer returns. Below are a few tips to help you prepare for spring.

• Have you turned your sprinkler back on or adjusted for the change in weather? This is a good time to test your sprinkler for broken heads and water pressure before it gets too hot. Watering early in the morning will allow the water to soak into the soil before the sun comes up and then will allow the grass to dry to help prevent disease from the water sitting too long. Avoid overwatering or watering multiple days in a row which will cause the grass to have shallow roots.

• This is a good time of year to apply pre-emergent to help prevent weeds in your lawn. Pre-emergent herbicide is a type of chemical weed control which creates a barrier at the top layer of the soil preventing the germination of weed seedlings. Before applying, you should speak with a lawn care professional or research the different types of pre-emergent to make sure you are using the right product for springtime weeds.

• It’s also time to fertilize again. Many homeowners will fertilize once in the spring to help green-up the lawn and once again in the fall to encourage strong root development before the winter months. It is possible to apply too much fertilizer which can damage or even kill the grass, so you may want to use a professional landscaper for this as well.

• Don’t forget to trim up your shrubs and trees. Shrubs and bushes should be kept at or below 6 foot in height as required by the Design Guidelines. Although the trees in the community do not have this height restriction, you will need to keep the trees pruned. If you have large trees on your Lot, thinning the tree and keeping it trimmed will allow the sunlight to reach your lawn and keep it healthy and looking its best.

Spring is also the time of year that many of you will want to make changes to your existing landscape and yards, which does require prior approval from the ARC (Architectural Review Committee). Below are a few things you should know before making changes.

• If you are adding seasonal color/flowers that do not exceed 36 inches in height, then you do not require the approval of the

ARC. However, if you are adding a new landscape bed to put the flowers in, then you would need to submit an application.

• Will you be in need of replacing grass due to your project? Remember that Bermuda grass is required when adding new grass or sod. It is not permitted to add St. Augustine grass or sod to your yard even if it has naturally made its way onto your Lot.

• Would you like to remove your curb tree or replace your main front yard tree that was installed by the builder? You can use the streamlined application for these requests. The Streamlined application has pre-approved requirements and does not require the $15 application fee to submit. You can also use this application for certain types of landscape edging or solar lights added to existing beds, if you meet all of the requirements.

• Are you requesting to add a statue, fountain, bird feeder, or other decorative item to your yard? Please submit the “Yard Décor” application, and include a photo, dimensions and material that the item is made out of in your request.

• When submitting your modification application, you will need to include a copy of your plat survey and mark the location of the requested items directly on a copy of the plat. If you can’t find a copy of your plat map we may have a copy on file for you at the Lakehouse.

• Speaking of plat surveys, before you submit your application look for any build lines (B.L.), utility easements (U.E.) or aerial easements (A.E.) on your plat. There are restrictions on what can be added in these locations. More permanent structures such as trees, concrete patios and pergolas will not be approved in a utility easement.

These are just a few things to keep in mind before making changes to your landscape this spring. If you are unsure about something you want to add or need help filling out your application, please contact Rick Breitigam via email at and he will be happy to assist!

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This might seem like a shift in topics for me to write about gardening, but it really is not. Getting outside and working in your yard/garden is healthy and good for the soul. So, let’s count down TEN resolutions for our yards and gardens:

10. I will us a pesticide only when necessary. If I do, I will use the least toxic one.

9. I will continue to wage war on fire ants by using the twostep method, including baits and mound treatments.

8. I will water the lawn only when it needs it, not by the calendar or time clock and certainly not in the middle of the day.

7. I will not walk out of a nursery with a shrub, flowing plant, or vegetable plant without buying organic matter to prepare the soil (if I do not have it at home). I understand that no soil preparation is needed for tree planting just remember to dig the right size hole for the tree.

6. I will add one new “feature” to my garden this year, such as a new perennial flower bed, a theme garden, a bench, a statue or an arbor. Remember to check our community rules and if needed submit paperwork to the ARC before buying and installing the new “feature”.

5. I will care for urban wildlife by putting up a bird feeder or planting a butterfly-friendly plant.

4. I will mulch all flower and shrub beds and the vegetable garden to conserve water, prevent weeds and diseases and moderate soil temperatures.

3. I will make my landscape edible by planting a vegetable garden or, at a minimum, planting at least one vegetable or herb crop in a flower or shrub bed, such as basil, bell pepper, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes.

2. I will not commit “crape murder” by over pruning crape myrtles.

1. I will plant a high-quality tree for future generations.

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Do any of these sound like you? If so, you are a family caregiver.

• Your mom used to live by herself, but she had to in move in with you when she was not longer able to manage on her own.

• Your child has a disability who needs continual care, mostly by your family.

• Your spouse had a stroke and since he came home from the hospital he can’t bathe himself or get dressed without help.

• Your neighbor used to need the occasional help around the house, but you now find yourself cleaning and cooking for her.

Many people think of a caregiver as someone who gets paid to take care of another person BUT that is not the case always.

If you are a son, daughter mother father or spouse and you help a person who is older or who has a disability – YOU ARE A CAREGIVER

While taking care of your loved one is important to you, it is just as important to take care of yourself and the rest of your family as well.

Statistics say that ten thousand Baby Boomers are reaching the status of “senior” (age 65) every day. As these older adults age, more and more adult children are becoming family caregivers for an aging parent or two. A task that is highly stressful, no matter how much you want to help a loved one. Whether your senior loved one is struggling with a chronic disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, mental health issues or other medical conditions – your caregiving duties can place a huge burden on you and your family. Family caregiving is exceedingly difficult and should not be

left to just one person.

What A Caregiver Needs. Physical and emotional support are what most home caregivers need. Physical help to care for senior loved ones includes help with daily tasks, decision-making, preparing meals, running errands, and performing chores. Also, caregivers need emotional support to deal with the stress of caring for an elderly person.

How To Ask for Help as A Caregiver

Caregiver burnout is very real and I cannot stress enough how important it is for caregivers to ask for help.

• Recognize that you need help.

• Make a specific request.

• Know that you will have to ask for help more than once

• Plan that your requests for help be ongoing.

• Use community resources.

Caregiving is often a 24/7 job, and everyone needs a break sometimes. Getting away can give you perspective and remind you that there is a world outside.

How Do You Help Someone Who Is a Caregiver?

Some caregivers are taking care of their loved ones in their own homes, or they are traveling to the home of the senior. Either way, help is needed.

• Offer the caregiver a break

• Pamper the caregiver.

• Take over research for the caregiver.

• Do not criticize the caregiver.

• Volunteer to drive their senior loved one to the grocery store, senior centers, doctor’s office, or whatever else is needed.

Caregivers Need a Break

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at George Memorial Library in Richmond

Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond, presents a variety of free children’s programs, adult computer classes, book clubs, and special programs for people of all ages each month. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website ( or call George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

LIBRARY CLOSED - April 7, 8, 9 – Easter


• Earth Day Festival – Saturday, April 15, 10:00 am3:00 pm. Learn about ways to help the planet by reducing waste, and discover how to save money as well! Get a glimpse of electric vehicles from Tesla and Texan Hyundai that will be on display in the south parking lot, while children enjoy free face painting nearby. Tables will be set up in the lobby with representatives from Fort Bend Beekeepers Association, Fort Bend County Environmental Health, Fort Bend County Health & Human Services, Keep Sugar Land Beautiful, and the FBCL Sustainability Club. The Earth Day Festival will also include workshops where visitors can learn about recycling and making more efficient use of the earth’s natural resources.

• 10:00-11:00 am – “Gardening for Native Bees,” Meeting Room. Fort Bend County Master Gardener Dan Lawlor will talk about host and nectar plants that attract and help beneficial garden friends – native bees.

• 10:00 am-12:00 noon – Plant Swap, Room 2B. Bring plants, seeds, or cuttings to swap with fellow gardeners. Be prepared to chat, trade, and learn about new and different plants. No plants for sale – just trade. Registration required.

• 10:30-11:30 am – “Live It…Love It… Reuse It… Recycle

It!” Room 2A. Members of the Keep Sugar Land Beautiful Youth Advisory Board will offer tips on replacing single-use items with reusable ones. Learn how to make a reusable tote bag from a t-shirt, and guess the origins of some recycled and upcycled items. Registration required.

• 12:00 noon-1:00 pm – “Sustainable Fashion,” Meeting Room. Helai Hasanzada, owner of Dunya Boutique, will talk about socially-responsible fashion. Learn about “slow fashion,” the movement that supports local artisans and the use of eco-friendly materials, with the goal of preserving crafts and the environment.

• 1:00-2:00 pm – Tom’s Fun Band Performance of “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle!” Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater. With songs, chants, and a guitar – as well as some very unique homemade instruments – Tom’s Fun Band will have the audience motivated to make everyday changes in their homes and daily lives to help save the planet. Children will love this family-friendly performance in the library’s outdoor amphitheater!

• 1:30-2:30 pm – Solar Ovens: Cooking with the Sun, Room

2A. Learn how to make a solar-powered oven with a cardboard box, aluminum foil, and glass.

• 2:00-3:00 pm – Environmental Contamination, Meeting Room. Naomi Mercado-Velez and Patricia Bakhoum, from the Fort Bend County Environmental Health Department, will talk about environmental contamination. Learn about potential contamination of food and water sources, such as drinking water, recreational pools, and rivers. Get tips on how to properly wash one’s hands to prevent the spread of contaminants.


• Book Break Book Club – Thursday, April 20, at 12:00 noon, Room 2A. A variety of popular fiction is discussed in this book club, which meets on the third Thursday of every month. Those attending may bring a lunch. This month, readers will discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, written by Kim Michele Richardson. This selection is available in print and digitally as an ebook and e-audiobook on OverDrive and as an e-audiobook on Hoopla; call the library to check availability of additional print copies.

• Heavy Inks Graphic Novel Book Club – Saturday, April 15, 11:00 am-12:00 noon, Room 2B. Readers of all ages who enjoy illustrated novels and comic books are invited to join this book club specifically for graphic-novel enthusiasts. For March, readers will discuss Black Hole, created by Charles Burns. Call the library to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the third Saturday of every month.

• Live Online: FBCL Reads Online Book Club – Wednesday, April 26, 10:00-11:00 am. FBCL Reads book-club meetings will be live-streamed through Webex so that readers can participate virtually and interact with others in real time; the book club will meet online on a permanent basis. The book to be

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discussed in April – Recursion, written by Blake Crouch -- is available in print, audio on CD, and digitally as an ebook and e-audiobook on OverDrive. Call the library to check availability of additional print copies. Registration is required.


All computer classes take place in the Computer Lab. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (, click on “Classes & Events,” select “George Memorial Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-3412604, or by visiting the library.

• Computers 101 – Tuesday, April 4, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. This class presents a basic, hands-on introduction to using computers.

• Typing for Beginners – Mondays, April 10 and 24, 10:3011:30 am. Learn how to use a self-paced typing tutorial on the computer. Get tips on increasing typing speed and accuracy.

• MS PowerPoint 2019 Survival Basics – Tuesday, April 11, 10:30-11:30 am. Learn the basics of using this slideshow-presentation software program.

• MS PowerPoint 2019: Intermediate – Tuesday, April 18, 10:30-11:30 am. Understand this slideshow-presentation program even better by learning more advanced functions and tools.

• Gmail 101 – Tuesday, April 25, 10:30-11:30 am. Learn how to set up a free email account on the Internet using Google Mail. The class will also cover basic email functions, including creating, forwarding, replying to, and adding attachments to emails.

• eReader Q&A – Mondays, April 3 and 17, 2:00-4:00 pm,

Adult Services Learning Lab. The e-Reader Question and Answer session is a walk-in clinic during which patrons can bring their mobile reading devices and have their questions answered about using the device, downloading ebooks, or streaming movies. Learn how easy it is to check out free ebooks, e-audiobooks, music, and movies from the library’s online digital collections, OverDrive and Hoopla. Reservations are NOT required.


• ESL Conversation Circles – Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 10:00-11:00 am, Adult Services Learning Lab; presented in English. Fort Bend County Libraries offers a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. For more information, call the Literacy Services Department at 281-341-2652.


Mon/Thu – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Tue/Wed – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fri/Sat – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


FORT BEND COUNTY LIBRARY CARDS are free to all Texas residents. To apply for a library card, please visit any FBCL location during business hours. You MUST provide a valid photo ID that is not expired (government-issued photo ID, passports from any country, or any state driver license) and a document showing a current address if it is not shown on the photo ID.


Pre-arrangement is one of the most meaningful gifts of love you can provide for your family.

Lock in today’s prices as funeral costs are expected to rise 65% in the next decade.

We also provide:

• Traditional Jewish burials at all local cemeteries

• Aftercare program and grief support groups

• Veteran benefit services

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•1 leg of lamb or loin of lamb, about 4 to 5 pounds

•5 garlic cloves, sliced

•2 Tbs olive oil

•4 cups dry white wine

•1 fresh bay leaf

•4 sprigs fresh rosemary

•4 to 5 sprigs fresh thyme


1Cut small slits in the meat of the lamb with a sharp paring knife. Insert a slice of the garlic into each slit. Place the lamb in a large sealable plastic bag and add the olive oil, 2 cups white wine, bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Seal the bag tightly and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 12 hours.

2Remove the lamb from the fridge the next day, at least 4 hours before roasting. Keep the lamb sealed in the marinade bag and allow it to come to room temperature.

3Heat the oven to 400 F. Remove the lamb from the bag with marinade. Place it on a rack in a roasting pan. Add 2 cups of wine. Roast for 11⁄2 hours or until the thermometer reads 150 to 160 F. Baste with drippings while roasting. Serve warm.


•4 pounds of asparagus, remove woody ends

•2 cups coarse bread crumbs

•1 cup grated Romano cheese

•2 Tbs garlic powder

• Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

•4 large eggs

•Sea salt, to taste


1Preheat the oven to 400 F.

2Place the bread crumbs, cheese, garlic powder, and black pepper in a dish or bowl wide enough to hold the asparagus. Mix well to combine thoroughly.

3Put the eggs in another dish or bowl of similar size and beat well. Working in batches, dip the spears into the egg, making sure they are coated well. Immediately place them in the bread crumb mixture and toss until each spear is fully coated. Transfer the breaded asparagus to a large baking sheet.

4Place the asparagus in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the breading is browned and crispy. Serve with wedges of fresh lemon.

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Pane di Pasqua (Easter Bread)

Yield: 7-8 loaves


•5 packages of dry yeast (11¼ tsp proof yeast in a 4-cup container)

•5 pounds unbleached all-purpose flour (approximately 17 cups)

•1 additional pound flour for adding to dough if needed, cleaning hands, and dusting boards and pans

•3½ cups sugar

•Pinch of salt

•1 pound salted butter, softened, plus a bit more for coating rising dough

•24 medium to large eggs, beaten

•2 Tbs anisette extract


•6 ounces rainbow-colored nonpareil

•3 egg yolks

•3 Tbs water


1Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a 16-quart pot. Add the butter and mix by hand, squeezing and merging butter with the flour mixture. Add proofed yeast to the flour mixture; continue mixing ingredients.

2Slowly stir in all the beaten eggs and anisette using a fork. Continue to mix until ingredients are combined and loose until dough begins to form.

3Knead the dough with floured hands for approximately 45 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic. Add flour to the dough if needed, or to scrape the dough off your hands and the bottom of the pot.

4Once the dough is fully kneaded, leave it in the pot, lightly spread some butter over the top to keep it moist, and cover with a cloth. Leave at room temperature to rise for 8 hours or overnight. The dough is ready when it rises about 5 times its size.

5When the dough has fully risen, punch it down, turn it out onto a floured surface, and form it into a ball. Cut the dough into 7 or 8 smaller dough balls using a sharp knife. Then cut each ball in half. Roll each half into strands approximately 16-inches long. To form a loaf, lay the strands side by side and cross them over at one end, offset by 3 inches.

6Continue crossing one strand over the other while working the braid into a circle. The tie off can be challenging. Join the

circle by tucking one end under the other, pinch the dough firmly together to seal, maintaining the twist and thickness of the loaf. Repeat with the remaining dough.

7Butter and flour one 9-inch baking pan for each loaf. Place the braided loaves in individual pans and set aside, covered in a warm, draft-free place to rise for another hour until the dough rises about 30 percent more.

8At this point, preheat the oven to 250 F.

9When the dough has risen, place the pans into the oven for about 10 minutes, then raise the temperature to 325 F. Bake until the bread is a dark golden brown and makes a hollow sound when lightly tapped on the bottom.

10Prepare the egg wash for decorating. In a small bowl, beat the 3 egg yolks with 3 tablespoons of water and set aside.

11When the breads are fully baked, remove them from the oven and pan using oven mitts, then decorate immediately. Brush the egg wash onto the hot surface of each loaf and sprinkle with the colored confetti. Set the loaves to cool the racks. Slice a wedge and spread with butter.

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Hot Cross Buns

Yield: 12-14 buns


•¼ cup apple juice or rum

•½ cup mixed dried fruit

•½ cup raisins or dried currants

•1¼ cups milk, room temperature

•2 large eggs, plus 1 egg yolk (save the white for the topping)

•6 Tbs butter, room temp.

•2 tsp instant yeast

•¼ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

•1 tsp ground cinnamon

•¼ tsp ground cloves or allspice

•¼ tsp ground nutmeg

•1¾ tsp salt

•1 Tbs baking powder

•4½ cups King Arthur

Unbleached All-Purpose



•1 large egg white, reserved from above

•1 Tbs milk


•1 cup + 2 Tbs confectioners’ sugar

•½ tsp vanilla extract

• Pinch of salt

•4 tsp milk, or enough to make a thick, pipeable icing


1Lightly grease a 10” square pan or 9” x 13” pan.

2Mix the rum or apple juice with the dried fruit and raisins, cover with plastic wrap and microwave briefly, just until the fruit and liquid are very warm and the plastic starts to “shrink wrap” itself over the top of the bowl. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Note: If you worry about using plastic wrap in your microwave, simply cover the bowl with a glass lid.

3When the fruit is cool, mix together all of the dough ingredients (including the eggs and egg yolk from the separated egg); hold out the fruit for the time being. Knead the mixture, using an electric mixer or bread machine, until the dough is soft and elastic. It’ll be very slack, sticking to the bottom of the bowl and your hands as you work with it (greasing your hands helps). Mix in the fruit and any liquid not absorbed.

4Let the dough rise for 1 hour, covered. It should become puffy, though may not double in bulk.

5Divide the dough into billiard ball-sized pieces, about 33⁄4 ounces each. A heaped muffin scoop (about 1⁄3 cup) makes about the right portion. You’ll make 12 to 14 buns. Use your greased hands to round them into balls. Arrange them in the prepared pan.

6Cover the pan, and let the buns rise for 1 hour, or until they’ve puffed up and are touching one another. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375 F.

7Whisk together the reserved egg white and milk, and brush it over the buns.

8Bake the buns for 20 minutes, until they’re golden brown. Remove from the oven, carefully turn the buns out of the pan (they should come out in one large piece), and transfer them to a rack to cool.

9Mix together the icing ingredients, and when the buns are completely cool, pipe it in a cross shape atop each bun.

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Torta Dolce di Ricotta (Italian Cheesecake)

Yield: 10-12 servings



•2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra to dust board and pan

•¾ cup sugar

•Zest of one lemon

•½ cup unsalted butter, softened, plus extra to grease the pan

•2 large eggs


•8 large eggs

•3 pounds ricotta cheese, drained of excess water

•2 teaspoons vanilla

•1½ cups sugar

•Zest of 2 oranges

•Juice of 1 orange

•Juice of 1 lemon

•¼ cup candied pear, chopped (optional)

1To make the crust, place the flour, sugar, and zest on a pastry board or clean, dry, flat surface. Mix thoroughly to combine. Add the butter and work it into the dry ingredients. Gather the mixture into a round and create a well in the center. Drop eggs into the well, beat with a fork while gathering the dry mixture, then knead once the dough completely forms. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter and flour a 10-inch springform baking pan. Set aside.

3Meanwhile, to prepare the filling, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, vanilla, sugar, orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, and candied pear (if using) in a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly and set aside.

4After the 30 minutes, remove the dough from the refrigerator and place it on a large board or clean, dry, flat surface, lightly dusted with flour. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out into a large circle, approximately 14 inches in diameter. Now roll the dough over the rolling pin and carefully unwind it over the baking pan, gently easing it to fit evenly in the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

5Pour or spoon the filling mixture into the crust, leaving about 1⁄4 inch below the rim of the pan. Place the pan in a preheated oven and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes, until the center is slightly firm. Cool for at least 2 hours. Author’s note: I have left it unrefrigerated overnight when I have baked it the night before to save time.

6Carefully run a plastic knife or rigid spatula around the sides of the pan to remove it, so that no crust is pulled away when you release the spring of the pan. Serve at room temperature.

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What sufficient sleep does for the human body

Sleep is an often unsung hero of overall health. Diet and exercise get their fair share of glory, but without a good night’s rest, even the most physically active, nutrition-conscious individuals are vulnerable to a host of ailments and illnesses.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, most adults need seven or more hours of sleep on a regular schedule each night. Athletes may even benefit from additional sleep. In fact, a 2011 study published in the journal Sleep examined the effects of sleep extension on the athletic performance of collegiate basketball players. That study found that athletes asked to extend their normal sleep times exhibited faster sprint times and increased free-throw accuracy and a reduction in fatigue at the end of the sleep extension period.

Improved athletic performance is not the only way that sufficient sleep benefits the human body.

Sufficient sleep and the immune system

The Mayo Clinic notes that the immune system releases proteins called cytokines during sleep. The release of certain cytokines needs to increase when individuals are experiencing infections or inflammation, which is one reason why doctors often recommend extra sleep to sick patients. Without adequate sleep, the immune system may not produce enough cytokines, and that can increase the frequency with which individuals get sick.

Sufficient sleep and weight gain

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reports there is mounting evidence to suggest a link between insufficient sleep and weight gain and obesity. Studies exploring this potential link have been conducted for decades and have examined how sleep affects people of all ages and genders. At the 2006 American Thoracic Society International Conference, researchers who had tracked women’s sleep habits for 16 years found that those who slept just six hours per night were 12 percent more likely to experience major weight gain than women who slept seven hours per night. Experts aren’t entirely sure why this relationship exists, but the results of various studies support the idea that insufficient sleep is a potential catalyst for gaining weight.

Sufficient sleep and chronic disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that insufficient sleep has been linked to the development and management of various chronic diseases. For example, the CDC indicates that insufficient sleep has been linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. In addition, the CDC reports that instances of hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease, and irregular heartbeat are more common among individuals with disordered sleep than they are among people without such sleep abnormalities.

Sleep is not often mentioned alongside diet and exercise as a vital component of overall health. But a good night’s rest is no less vital to long-term health than a healthy diet and physical activity.

Habits that affect cognnitive health

Various changes to appearance and health are associated with aging. Issues such as diminished vision, waning muscle strength and gray hairs are among the more common and noticeable side effects of aging. Cognitive decline is another symptom often associated with aging, even if that needn’t be the case.

Certain lifestyle choices can protect against cognitive decline and dementias. While there is no surefire way to prevent dementias, here are some good habits for maintaining cognitive function well into your golden years.

Exercise frequently

Harvard Health reports that exercise, in addition to the many other benefits it provides, may help improve cognitive function in people who have already experienced memory issues. Exercise may be particularly advantageous to people who carry the APOE4 gene variant, which makes people more susceptible to Alzheimer’s. Speak with a doctor about how much exercise is needed and what is safe for your age.

Enjoy video games

Playing a favorite video game may improve long-term cognitive function. Researchers at Cambridge Brain Sciences found study participants who played non-cognitive-training video games were associated with better performance in several cognitive domains, but only for younger (age 18 to 64) participants. Cognitive training games, on the other hand, were not associated with any cognitive improvement.

Stay socially engaged

According to a study published in the journal Experimental Aging Research, seniors who have high levels of social engagement also have better cognitive function. Getting together with friends, participating in a club, attending religious studies, and any other activity that gets you out with other people can help with cognitive function.

Eat a healthy diet

Eating a diverse array of healthy foods is beneficial. Nutritious diets can help reduce the risk for illnesses that may affect cognitive ability. Eating well also helps keep the brain healthy. A Mediterranean diet appears to lower the risk or slow the progression of dementia in people who have the condition.

Get help for sleep disorders

Lack of sleep can affect memory and learning. By getting help for sleep disorders, you may reduce your risk for cognitive issues. While it is not possible to prevent or cure cognitive conditions like dementias with lifestyle changes, certain behaviors can lower the risk of developing these illnesses or reduce their severity.

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Meaningful, fun ways to celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is a celebration of the planet that people, plants and animals call home. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day was established to demonstrate support for environmental protection, and events are held each year on April 22. It is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries.

People may wonder what they can do at a local level to make Earth Day a larger part of their lives. Here are just a few great ways to embrace Earth Day.

• Make it a point to bike or walk to school or work. If conditions are prohibitive, carpool to cut down on traffic. The fewer cars on the road, the less emissions in the air.

• Recycle e-waste in your home. E-waste is considered outdated electronic appliances that are no longer used. The Environmental Protection Agency suggests e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world.

• Invest in a reusable coffee cup or water bottle. This can reduce the amount of trash that ultimately ends up in the environment.

• Connect with nature by turning off electronics for the day and getting outside. Head to a park or nature trail and immerse yourself in the great outdoors.

• Do something as simple as switching paper statements and bills to e-bills and online invoices. This reduces reliance on trees for new sources of paper.

• Grow some edibles in your home garden or even on a win-

dowsill. This is a fun, eco-friendly way to control the foods you consume at home and a great way to save money as well.

• Reusing and recycling does not just pertain to water bottles and aluminum cans. Find out ways to repurpose or share items with others so they get more mileage. Also, make use of sharing services like bike sharing kiosks or Yerdle, an online community sharing marketplace.

• Volunteer your time at an organization that has an environmental focus. Or suggest a task with an eco-friendly slant, like picking up trash from a beach, to a local community group or club.

Earth Day is a great opportunity to get involved with environmental efforts.

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Drama Club prepares for Upcoming production!

You won't want to miss the Sweetgrass Drama Club's Spring Production April 28-30. Get ready for the laughs during “Cafe Murder” directed by Sandra Barkerding and “The Last Day at W.O.R.K.” directed by Peggy Norman. This time we have three show dates: Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 7 pm and a matinee on Sunday, April 30 at 2 pm. The matinee will be captioned. Mark your calendar. Watch Friday’s “Breeze” for when tickets ($12) go on sale via ActiveNet or at the Front Desk. Any questions? Email We thank you for your support.

Garden Club talks all things Humming Birds

At our March 7th meeting, speaker Richard Edie, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited Memorial, spoke about 3 types of hummingbirds that migrate through the Houston area. They are the Ruby- Throated hummer-commonly seen MarchMay and Aug-October; the Rufous hummer-seen Oct-March; and the Black-Chinned hummer- seen Oct-May. Hummingbirds can consume twice their body weight in nectar and insects every day. Nectar solution can be easily made with 4 parts hot tap water to 1 part white sugar. Avoid honey, artificial sugars or red food color. Change the nectar every few days and extra solution can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Solid red feeders are best as any yellow will attract wasps and bees. Ant moats keep ants out. Banding studies show many hummers pass through the same yards, on the same day each year. During migration, the hummers seen at feeders one day are usually replaced by new birds the next day.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 4th on Citrus and Fruit Trees at 10am. The speaker is John Panzarella known as the “Citrus Guru” for the Gulf Coast and has extensive experience growing and hybridizing just about every kind of citrus at his Lake Jackson

home. Whether you’ve been growing fruit for years or just getting started, John is sure to have a trick or two to show you. Sweetgrass guests are welcome.

Event: Saturday, April 15, Amanda Barone: Succulent Tea Cup Make N’ Take 10:00 am at Enchanted Forest. Amanda will show how to make succulent tea cups. These dainty planters are not only affordable and easy to make but totally precious! Cost will depend on your choice of materials or bring your own tea cup.

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Sweetgrass Clubs and Groups

Essential Items Drive – Men’s Club

The Men’s Club is holding its annual Essential Items Drive from April 20th through April 22nd.

The Men’s Club is holding its annual Essential Items Drive from April 20th through April 22nd.

Many families in the Richmond/Rosenberg area rely on governmental help to get by. Basic food items are covered by a federal program titled SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) however this program does not cover non-food (but just as essential) items such as:

1. Personal hygiene (soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products)

2. Infant supplies (diapers, wipes, etc.)

3. Household cleaning products

4. Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper)

5. Vitamins

6. First aid supplies

To provide some much-needed assistance in this area, The Men’s Club will have collection tables in front of the Lakehouse April 20th through April 22th during the hours of 10 AM – 3 PM for drive by drop off.

Your donations will be forwarded to two local charities that have the necessary distribution apparatus to get these items to some of the neediest.

Please help the Men’s Club with this worth cause.

Hear More

Sonia Khurana, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology Specialist, contracted with the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services under the Health and Human Services Commission, will be joining our Hear More meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 10 am to 11 am in the Learning Center at the Lakehouse to demonstrate assistive technology and share smartphone applications.

Sonia is very knowledgeable in everything having to do with hearing loss, resources, technology, and communication assistance.

You don't want to miss this one. See you there!

Day Trippers

In the months of February and March a lot has been happening for Day Trippers. We learned about 2 new exciting trips that will be taking place September of 2023 and September of 2024. September of 2023 we will be taking a trip to Washington DC. It is a 4 day trip that is packed with adventure. In September of 2024 the destination is Alaska. The group boards the ship in Seattle and cruises to Alaska with many interesting ports to visit.

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On March18th we went to the rodeo and got to see Brad Paisley perform. It was a great day. This month (April) we will be attending the music festival in New Orleans. We have such wonderful members in our group and always have a great time on our trips. If you are not a member and would like to join dues are $10pp and checks can be dropped off at 3410 Satin Leaf.

Dialogue & Learning

The April Meeting of the Dialogue and Learning club will be on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 in the Learning Center. The Subject will be "How recycling works and what can you put in your recycling bin in Del Webb?”

Mah Jongg

Open to all Residents!

Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 PM in the Creativity Room with a $3.00 PIE (purse is empty) using the current National Mah Jongg League card. Please have basic knowledge of the game and some playing experience.

Wednesday 5:30 – 8:00 PM in the Activity Room is free play for all levels of experience. Please have your own National Mah Jongg League card or one can be purchased.

There are currently no dues. Just show up, sign in, and play. Mah Jongg provides a great opportunity to socialize and make friends. We welcome new members and will assist those who need a refresher or want to learn how to play.

February 25th the Mardi Gras pickleball tournament took place. Our tournaments are just for fun with partners randomly chosen. A delicious potluck lunch took place after the tournament.

On March 13th, Rommie conducted a clinic teaching Drills for 2. Learning new skills is extremely useful and greatly appreciated. Thank you Rommie!

On April 15th we will have the Spring Fling tournament. Hope to see you out on the courts.


The Sweetgrass Quilters Club meets in the Learning Center at the Lakehouse on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 1 to 4 pm. Members may come as early as 12:30 to set up whatever they need for meetings which at 1. The third Tuesday meetings are Sew-In meetings at which members bring their machines and are free to work on individual projects as well as any group projects which may be provided. Group projects have included making shawls for wheelchair bound residents at a local nursing home and making quilts for charity groups. Future plans include going to shops participating in the Greater Houston Shop Hop and our annual Airing of the Quilts.

If you are new to Del Webb Sweetgrass, please consider joining us at any of our meetings. Quilters at all levels (from “I want to learn to quilt.” to “I’ve been quilting all of my life!”) are always welcome at Sweetgrass Quilters Club meetings. Our tagline is, “We don’t collect dues because we spend our money on fabric!”

Pickleball Club

On Saturday, February 11th the pickleball club held an intro duction to pickleball clinic. It was well attended and many of the newcomers have been seen on the courts playing. On Saturday

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For comments or information on advertising please call (281) 342-4474 Bayou Buzz is published as a service to the Del Webb SWeetgraSS HomeoWnerS aSSociation (H.o a.) membership by tHe Fort benD HeralD under the authority of the Board of Directors. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented. Fort benD HeralD and the Del Webb SWeetgraSS H.o.a. are not responsible for errors or omissions. In-Home Services for Seniors by Seniors FREE Consultation. Call 832.830.6940 to schedule! 5959 Westheimer rd, Suite 475 Houston, TX 77057 ©2019 Each office is independently owned and operated. Prices and services may vary. E.O.E. All trademarks are registered trademarks of Corporate Mutual Resources Incorporated.
Preparation •Light Housekeeping •Transportation
•Laundry •Verbal Medication Reminders
& Bed Making •Shopping & Errands •Doctor Appointments
Interaction •Flexible Hours
•Personal Hygiene
Surgery Care
•Respite Care
Care Management
caregiver turnover rate is one of the lowest in the industry, allowing relationships to grow!