It's been a busy cooking time for me. The Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi was in town, and we had a luncheon for him at St Paul's Episcopal Church.
Some of us are lucky enough to have lifelong friends.
I don't understand why, but I never tasted chicken and dumplings until I was an adult.
For us Christmas has been a peak of the whole family of 14 over for a full day on Dec. 19, followed by two weeks of the laziest days I've ever spent.
I don't care who you are, December is busy.
Thanksgiving is behind us. On Sunday I used the last of my turkey breast-for-two and made turkey salad.
What do couscous, quinoa, kale and cauliflower have in common?
In my last column I longed for fall and cool weather. Two weeks later I am at the lake, stuck inside because of cool, fall rain for the past two days.
At long last there's a faint, far-off whisper of fall in the air.
I am in the process of decluttering my home, and as you may know from personal experience, it can be a daunting task.
I was back home in Athens, Georgia, this past weekend at my high school reunion, and it was a fun, fun, fun time.
There are two types of salad: tossed and composed.
When I was in college in Raleigh, North Carolina, my roommate, Betsy, was from Chapel Hill, some 20 miles away.
A couple of weeks ago I bought a case of tomatoes that weren't quite pretty enough to sell full price.
At last Saturday's farmers' market in Columbus I had a booth selling homemade soups from market products.
I am still in a fog after spending four days last week in New Orleans for the annual Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) summer field trip.
Every year that I have been involved in Columbus' farmers' market I have seen it grow both in numbers of vendors and customers, but also in produce diversity.
I had an interesting conversation at last Saturday's farmers' market that I think is worth sharing.
Summer's bounty of produce isn't here yet, and yes, the rain slowed the spring season once again -- but over the past few weeks I have had spring's bounty with tender greens and strawberries.
Cinco de Mayo is such an odd party day in the U.S. At least it is to me.
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