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Anne's Kitchen: Puree and freeze berries to savor for months to come

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

Strawberry season seems so short in Mississippi. A warm spring is here and then, poof, it's too hot for the luscious red berries.

Potato salad, with a South Indian twist

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

Picnicking has long been a tradition for my family, generations ago on the shores of the Arabian Sea, then on the banks of Nile.

A summer spin on the grilled cheese sandwich

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

Several weeks ago when we rolled out the grill for the first time of the season, there was much joy. What to grill first? Ribs? Burgers? Pizza? So many choices.

 

Grilled vegetables put a new spin on shrimp salad

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

The all-grilled salad has become a staple in our house over the years - it's versatile, easy, has minimal cleanup, and of course, it's right up our healthy-eating alley.

 

Bring eggplant parmigiana into warm weather with the grill

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

This little gem combines my love of grilling with my endless search for new summer vegetarian entrees.

Fried Twinkies are so old hat. Try bourbon-fried pound cake

Posted 5/25/2016 in Food

When we first encountered deep-fried, bourbon-soaked Twinkies, we were a little smitten. Until, that is, we realized we could do so much better.

Book of Fries: Potato lovers eat up a new ode to fries

Posted 5/18/2016 in Food

Fried or baked, sprinkled with truffle oil or flavored with crumbled herbs, French fries are an enduring dish, fancied up or served the simple way around the globe.

The fresh flavor of white asparagus is worth searching for

Posted 5/18/2016 in Food

Here in America we think of white asparagus as the pink elephant of the vegetable world -- not even a rumor so much as a hallucination.

Roasted chickpeas, grilled cheese combine for a robust salad

Posted 5/18/2016 in Food

Roasted chickpeas can be a surprisingly meaty snack.

The healthy burger that may make even carnivores opt for vegetarian

Posted 5/18/2016 in Food

May shepherds in the season of the backyard barbecue, and for us that means one thing: burgers.

Opening day: New 'coffee cafe' and Sizzling Second Saturdays highlight Farmers' Market season

Posted 5/11/2016 in Food

In three short days, Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market will be back in business for another prolific growing season.

 

Anne's Kitchen: Italian spinach and tasty pastas

Posted 5/11/2016 in Food

We recently visited Terry's daughter and her husband and were treated to a delicious dinner of lasagna and something she called "Italian Spinach.

 

Using whole grains to gussy up that old three-bean salad

Posted 5/11/2016 in Food

In certain parts of the country, a good three-bean salad is almost always the anchor to a potluck or picnic, the kinds of gatherings where sturdy, crowd-pleasing, portable -- and frankly inexpensive -- food is wanted.

A new trick for grilling the perfect burger

Posted 5/11/2016 in Food

I thought I knew how to make the perfect burger. Now I know better.

Fellowship and outreach: May Luncheon's impact is felt within local charities

Posted 5/4/2016 in Food

For more than a century, the Columbus community has had a date with St. Paul's Episcopal Church come the month of May.

 

Tart up your basic toast to show Mom love on Mother's Day

Posted 5/4/2016 in Food

For some reason, Mother's Day has become synonymous with breakfast in bed. Maybe it is because it is the easiest meal of the day and even folks who can't cook can make toast.

 

 

Hint! Hint! This is the treat moms want on Mother's Day

Posted 5/4/2016 in Food

I'm always at a bit of a loss about what to say about Mother's Day, not to mention similar holidays that feel slightly (more than slightly?) manufactured.

 

Special touch: In a fast-paced world, a garden club takes time to create 'an occasion'

Posted 4/27/2016 in Food

In an age of drive-throughs, mobile banking and rapid-fire tweets, our attention is captured when someone slows the pace down, investing time and talents in going the extra mile.

 

Anne's Kitchen: Macaroni salad -- elevate it

Posted 4/27/2016 in Food

Recently I made a side salad to go with a sandwich lunch for a group. I had planned on potato salad but changed to macaroni salad to avoid peeling potatoes.

 

Three tips for a better, easier breakfast in bed on Mother's Day

Posted 4/27/2016 in Food

Breakfast in bed is a love language in our home. Anytime there is a special occasion to celebrate -- a birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, whatever -- the rest of the family follows an unspoken agreement to meet early in the kitchen to craft a breakfast-in-bed tray.

 

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