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Dinner in 35 minutes: Chicken with ginger and orange stuffing

Posted 9/26/2012 in Food

For those of you who haven't kept up with Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer-actor has had a whole lifestyle thing going on.

 

Rufus Ward: Grandma's Old, Old Fairy Tales

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columns

Last week our daughter, Sarah, flew into Columbus with our granddaughter for a visit. One afternoon I found myself reading "The Glass Slipper" and "Sleeping Beauty" out of the book "Grandma's Old, Old Fairy Tales" to my granddaughter. Karen, Sarah and cousin Ashley were there and commented that the stories were not exactly like the Disney movies.

 

'The Audition Tapes': A friend remembers Black Prairie blues legend Big Joe Williams with original recordings

Posted 9/22/2012 in Community

"There's a funny story about that ... " Blewett Thomas said more than once during a recent afternoon of reminiscing about his old friend, Big Joe Williams. There would be. Stories, that is. Gleaned from 1975, when a younger Blewett drove from Columbus to Crawford to seek out one of the few living purveyors of old country and delta blues, to 1982, when Williams died.

 

Candid cameras

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columns

Once, there was a time when most people had a bit of anonymity. Personal lives were just that -- personal. It did not matter if you were rich and famous or an ordinary sort. Romantic affairs were kept secret, asides "off the record" were never revealed, and our private history remained in the closet, where it belonged.

 

 

Columbus Y to host health fair Wednesday

Posted 9/22/2012 in Community

The Downtown Branch of the Frank P. Phillips YMCA will host a community Health Fair Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its facility at 602 Second Avenue N.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of September 23, 2012

Posted 9/22/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and about for the week of September 23, 2012

Posted 9/22/2012 in Entertainment

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.

 

 

Being beautiful: Glazes are for more than donuts

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columns

Let's talk about glaze. No, not the kind you find on that favorite donut when the "hot now" sign is glowing, and not the kind of finger-licking-good glaze on homemade cakes. The glaze I speak of is indeed a topping, but for the hair.

 

{Nourish} Soup season: taco chili

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columns

As much as I love summertime in the South, with its bikinis, tanlines and quality river time, I cannot lie: I'm pretty giddy over the early crispness in the air.

Table Talk offers insight to Welty symposium: 'Crime and Passion in a Gothic South'

Posted 9/22/2012 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Mississippi University for Women join forces on Wednesday, Sept. 26, to preview MUW's upcoming Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium. The theme of the 2012 symposium, "'River the Color of Blood': Crime and Passion in a Gothic South," is inspired by Welty's novella "The Robber Bridegroom."

Greek chicken, tomato and green bean sauté

Posted 9/19/2012 in Food

The flavors are Greek; the cooking method is Chinese. The fusion results in a dish that is full of flavor. It's a good way to use up late-season green beans, which can be a little tough.

 

Dinner in 20 minutes: smoked trout salad with beets and almonds

Posted 9/19/2012 in Food

It would be hard to compose a more elegant, colorful and texturally interesting salad in such a short amount of time. You'll probably have smoked trout left over, which can be coarsely chopped along with fresh horseradish and a few swipes of lemon zest on a Microplane grater, then stirred into sour cream or creme fraiche.

 

CD release in Montgomery has local link

Posted 9/15/2012 in Entertainment

A CD release in Montgomery, Ala., Saturday boasted a local connection. Montgomery musician Terry Faust launched his CD, "The Grave Tender," produced by Allen Delk of Allen Delk Management in Columbus.

Wednesday Table Talk explores South's wealth of creativity

Posted 9/15/2012 in Entertainment

University of Mississippi Professor of Southern Studies Charles Reagan Wilson is the upcoming speaker at Wednesday's Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk. Dr. Wilson will explore the prolific creativity of Southern writers, artists and musicians.

 

Out and about for the week of September 16, 2012

Posted 9/15/2012 in Entertainment

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment and events in the region. Support all your community has to offer, but when you're on the road, these might pique your interest. Concerts are evening performances, unless otherwise noted. Be aware, some concert venues add substantial fees to ticket prices.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of September 16, 2012

Posted 9/15/2012 in Entertainment

 

CAC announces ambitious 'Celebrate Mississippi' season

Posted 9/15/2012 in Entertainment

As far as the Columbus Arts Council is concerned, the visual and performing arts rock. And soar, and rhyme, and tell stories, cure the blues, stir the senses and even send a thrilling chill down the spine. The CAC hopes to do that, and more, with one of its most active fall and winter seasons yet.

 

Being beautiful: Keep skating, if only in your heart

Posted 9/15/2012 in Columns

The holidays are upon us, well, almost, and the splendor of the season begins for me at this time each year as it has since I was a child. The skating pond is a magical piece of Department 56, and as you might know by now, I am an avid collector of all things that fill my heart with the magic of Christmas.

 

{Nourish} Avoiding the grocery store = accidental pizza perfection

Posted 9/15/2012 in Columns

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. This is very true in the {Nourish} test kitchen.

 

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