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. 

Recently while racking my brain to make something unique for dinner, I remembered a spinach-ricotta cheese recipe that I had made a few years ago using crepes instead of lasagna noodles. I decided to have a weekend of crepe-making and started investigating all the recipes I could find using crepes.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. This day has been set aside to honor and celebrate the mothers in everyone’s lives. This could be someone’s biological mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, aunt, sister, grandmother or simply a woman who has made a profound and lasting impact in one’s…

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March is a delightful month for a number of reasons. The cold grip of winter is loosened, the first flowers begin to bloom, we get an extra hour of daylight (supposedly). Towards the top of my personal list of wonderful things about March is that it’s a great time of year for oysters.

The peach crops of Chilton County suffered little to no damage as a result of last week’s statewide storms, according to a report in The Clanton Advertiser. (At this stage of the fruit’s life, heavy winds usually aren’t a threat to knock fruit off trees, but they can break overloaded limbs.)…

March 14, 2001, marked the debut of the “Uncorked” wine column in the Anniston Star. As the 20th anniversary approaches, it seems a fitting time to step back from a job so loved that it never seemed to be a job at all. But fear not, gentle readers, you may still see my name in the food and f…

I have lost count of the numbers of different wines tasted for this column over the past 20 years. Rarely were the bad and ugly addressed, but here are some of the most memorable.

On a recent Friday night, my family and I tried out Shell’s Downtown in Piedmont, which has been open about three years. I am so glad we made the quick 30-minute drive from Anniston to try it out. The food was amazing.

In some luxury housing markets, a professionally designed wine cellar used to be a must-have. Not so much anymore, unless among those who can afford mega-million-dollar houses in major metropolitan areas.