We are right in the middle of apple harvesting time here in Alabama. Apples are one of the most popular fruits eaten, and now is a good time to incorporate this seasonal fruit into your cooking. Read the full story
My dad is a great cook. His mom, my Nana, was the mother of three boys and she taught them how to do more than “subsistence cook.” Dad and his brothers all have their own above-average culinary skills. My Nana passed away in 2008 but still, the smell of onion cooking down in butter takes me … Read the full story
Families are on the move more now than ever before, due to extra-curricular activities, religious functions, caring for aging loved ones and parents working outside of the home.
My dad is a great cook. His mom, my Nana, was the mother of three boys and she taught them how to do more than “subsistence cook.” Dad and his brothers all have their own above-average culinary skills. My Nana passed away in 2008 but still, the smell of onion cooking down in butter takes me …
If you’re like me, you have been eagerly waiting for autumn to arrive because that means cooler days are looming right around the corner. Days will become shorter, leaves will begin to change and Saturdays will be spent cheering for our favorite teams.
There are certain experiences that evoke good, bad, transcendent and humorous memories. One of my humorous moments was provided by a Sonoma wine, La Crema, and is a gift that keeps on giving.
It is hotter than summertime as I am writing this. I cannot even think about cooking anything hot when I get home from work in this type of weather. So lately I have been breaking out my three best cold soup recipes: gazpacho, cold cucumber avocado soup and warm arugula vichyssoise, which yo…
Master plantsman Hayes Jackson is an expert on watermelons. During a recent watermelon tasting at the Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston, Jackson talked about how to pick a ripe watermelon, and how do they make a seedless watermelon, anyway?
Most people likely find statistics boring, with the exception of statisticians and university professors who wax nostalgically about quantitative methods, probability theory, hypothesis testing and variance analysis. I can see eyes glazing over as you read this.
Poor zucchini. It gets left behind. A friend recently told me that someone in her workplace brought in homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchinis to give away … and the poor zucchini was left with no takers.
Alabamians are passionate about their football, Chilton County peaches and the first non-commercially grown tomato of the season. (These passions are not necessarily listed in order of importance.)
Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, the day Americans celebrate freedom and the beginning of our great nation. What better way to celebrate than with food!
Tomorrow, as we celebrate the signing of our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776, many will be raising a glass of wine to toast our country’s birthday. It is interesting to reflect on three wine milestones interwoven with our American history.
Chilton County peach farmer Ken Easterling, known in these parts as “the peach man,” is planning to be in Calhoun County on Friday selling peaches and home-grown tomatoes.
Chicken Salad Chick, a fast-casual restaurant serving chicken salad, opens today at Oxford Exchange. This has many people terribly excited, and other people asking, “But it’s just chicken salad, right?”
Wine-Searcher.com is an online database that brings together wine aficionados and wine purveyors. I often consult this site for price information on rare or hard-to-find vintages of a particular wine.
Every home cook is only as good as her (or his) kitchen garden. From tangy dill to subtle, gentle lemon balm to rich, distinctive sage, a well-stocked herb garden takes any cook’s recipes from “pretty good” to “wow, how did you do this?!”
Have you ever had someone in your life who inspired you to do something? Maybe it was a singer who inspired you to want to sing, or a person that assisted you along life’s journey and inspired you to want to help someone else.