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Market Fresh: Chow-chow -- good to have in the pantry

Posted 9/24/2014 in Food

I was a little north of Columbus last weekend and found the farmers' market in Jasper, Alabama. We picked up some delicious corn, little yellow squash that were so tender, some habanera pepper jelly (can't wait!), a few cucumbers, some tomatoes (not quite prime) and a jar of chow chow.


A speedy, kitchen-sink approach to pumpkin bread

Posted 9/24/2014 in Food

Some days you just need to embrace a kitchen sink approach to cooking.

One simple slicing trick to bake a beautiful tart

Posted 9/24/2014 in Food

Ever walk past a French bakery with one of those impossibly elegant apple tarts in the window, the ones with the apple slices fanned out in the shape of a flower? Nothing you could ever make at home, right? Wrong. It's so much easier than it looks.

Rink Rash: Inside Columbus' Roller Derby Team

Posted 9/20/2014 in Community

They hide in plain sight while they practice. Inside an unused warehouse in East Columbus they skate around and around, two times a week, 365 days a year. They call it "The Bat Cave" to keep its location secret from the public. This is a pictorial of the Mississippi Brawl Stars, the roller derby team of Columbus.

Possum Town Tales Storytelling Festival is Sept. 23-27

Posted 9/20/2014 in Entertainment

A good storyteller can transcend time and place, as the Possum Town Tales Storytelling Festival audience a year ago could attest. The phenomenon happens again Sept. 23 through 27 when the Columbus Arts Council presents the third annual festival at the Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main St.


Wednesday Table Talk to preview Welty Symposium

Posted 9/20/2014 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Mississippi University for Women join forces on Wednesday, Sept. 24 to preview MUW's upcoming Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium.



Hazard Series celebrates 50 years of music on HA's 50th anniversary

Posted 9/20/2014 in Entertainment

The Hazard Lecture Series hosted annually at Heritage Academy turns its focus to music with two free presentations on consecutive Mondays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.



Being Beautiful: Your true colors are beautiful like a rainbow

Posted 9/20/2014 in Columns

I laugh at rules. I am that guy who dances to the beat of his own drum.


Gordy Honors Forum to feature monuments men

Posted 9/20/2014 in Entertainment

On Thursday, Sept. 25, the Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series features Dr. Beverly Joyce, MUW professor of Art History, speaking on "Stolen Art, Nazi Ideology and the Monuments Men."


Military brief: Cunningham graduates

Posted 9/20/2014 in Community



Military brief: Palmer graduates

Posted 9/20/2014 in Community



MUW Culinary Arts announces non-credit courses for fall

Posted 9/20/2014 in Entertainment

The Mississippi University for Women Culinary Arts Institute in Columbus announces three non-credit culinary certificate courses open to the public this fall.



Out and About for the week of September 21, 2014

Posted 9/20/2014 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.



Community Calendar for the week of September 21, 2014

Posted 9/20/2014 in Entertainment



Civil War historian to speak Sunday

Posted 9/19/2014 in Entertainment

The Columbus and Lowndes County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m.


Those last tomatoes ... sure can make a tasty pie

Posted 9/17/2014 in Food

Tomato Pie is a classic Southern dish made at season's end when everyone has had their fill of tomato sandwiches and salads.

Whole grains and honey make for healthy snack cake

Posted 9/17/2014 in Food

My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. Chocolate sauce not smooth enough? A dab of honey will do it.

Japanese rice updates the tired old stuffed pepper

Posted 9/17/2014 in Food

Here's the thing about baked stuffed peppers ... plenty of people hate them.


Market Fresh: Garlic is good for that, too?

Posted 9/17/2014 in Food

My husband, Terry, reminds me weekly that we don't eat enough garlic.


Heralded Southern writer concludes September Table Talks

Posted 9/16/2014 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library welcomes author Matthew Guinn to the Sept. 17 Table Talk where he will read from and discuss his Edgar Award-nominated debut novel "The Resurrectionist."


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