Dill pickles are not my favorite. It’s nothing personal against them, I just vastly prefer sweet pickles. My grandmother calls them bread and butter pickles, and she likely has a lot to do with my preference for them.

No sooner had Dave Garfrerick, owner of Garferick’s Café in Oxford, made his way into the retail wine business when people began talking about a mysterious virus spreading across the nation. Then came the hand sanitizers, face masks and business closures. 

I was in the Wedowee area recently and wanted to stop and have dinner. I stumbled upon a small restaurant called Lulu’s Country Kitchen, located next door to the Dollar General in Wedowee.

We all love a good potluck celebration, whether it’s a summertime barbecue, a big family reunion, a church picnic or just a simple gathering of friends. Fun, laughter, and food are in abundance at these events.

It’s summer, which means it’s blueberry season. Fresh berries are showing up at local farmers markets, and several area pick-your-own blueberry farms are open.

I am honored and privileged to live on a piece of property that my family has owned and farmed for over 90 years. My great grandfather cleared and planted this land and he worked here until he died. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren now live on his farm and work the land.

In the football-obsessed South, the name Stephen Spurrier conjures up a Heisman trophy winner and collegiate football coach. In the wine world, the name Steven Spurrier conjures up a wine expert, author, vigneron, learned scholar and — most importantly to Americans — the man who put American…

Most folks around Calhoun County will recognize the signature Southern Girl Coffee Co. trailer as soon as they see it, but some may not know that they also have a storefront facility where they roast their own coffee beans to sell and use in their products.

The Peach Man will be at Regions Bank in Oxford at 6 a.m. Friday, then -- if he hasn't sold out of peaches -- he will be at the Anniston Post Office at around 8 a.m. Friday.

During a recent visit to New Orleans, my husband, Tim, and I were saddened to discover our favorite French Quarter restaurant — K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen — had closed. 

Chilton County peach farmer Ken Easterling — known in these parts as “the Peach Man” — hopes to be able to bring peaches to Calhoun County later this month, but says deliveries will be spotty because of the failure of much of his early peach crop. 

At 6 a.m. Friday, the Peach Man will be at Regions Bank in Oxford. He will try to leave the bank by 7:15 a.m., then — if supplies last — it’s on to the downtown Anniston Post Office at about 8:30 or 9 a.m. 

Chilton County peach farmer Ken Easterling — known in these parts as “the Peach Man” — hopes to be able to bring peaches to Calhoun County later this month, but says deliveries will be spotty because of the failure of much of his early peach crop.