When the palate gets a craving for fish, salmon is a delicious popular choice. It's one of the most versatile -- and forgiving -- fish out there. It can be baked, sautéed, grilled, pan-seared, poached or broiled. You can get it farm-raised or wild-caught, and it earns bonus points for its high quality protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them.
Bruce Hufford is a bird watcher. Not the intrepid hiker type, with binoculars and bird book in hand, but an everyday observer of the remarkable winged creatures that share the planet.
Cabin fever seems to hit me earlier each year, and it doesn't help that we haven't had much of a winter the past couple of years. I already have tomato transplants ready to put in the ground even though it's still two months from the traditional last frost date here on the coast. I saw blooming annuals for sale this weekend at a local garden center. I think I'm feeling a little warm.
Do you get the feeling that the Earth is spinning a bit off her axis these days? Strange things are happening, and I'm not talking only about inside of our City Council chambers. It seems that the entire world is crazily out of kilter.
The yellow daffodils have popped up in my neighbor's yard. That must mean spring is on the way, so it's time for some spring cleaning. Of course, I'm not speaking of house cleaning, so don't stop reading. Hopefully this will be more fun.
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Mississippi University for Women professor Dr. Erin Kempker will be the speaker for Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library's Table Talk: A Casual Visit With Books.
The Starkville Area Arts Council will present the fifth annual Everything Garden Expo on March 22 and 23.
Michael Williams' latest independent film started out as a modest project. But, in keeping with its super hero theme, the characters and story soon grew beyond expectations.
More than 40 selected artisans, including some from Columbus and surrounding areas, will show at the 11th annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival in Hamilton, Ala., Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3.
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.
After a career spanning more than three decades as an artist, arts commentator and educator, Mississippi native William "Bill" Dunlap now will help set the bar for students as Mississippi State's first artist-in-residence.
The South, and especially our little part of the South, is so lush with history that we wear it like a cloak. It is an aura, a soft cloud, most of the time invisible, that envelopes us like a shroud. We cannot remove it any more than we can strip away our own skin.
Coffee has become my new favorite ingredient when roasting meat.
Some may think of Sunday's Academy Awards show as the Super Bowl of TV events for women. And yes, there's some satisfaction in acting as the red carpet fashion police from the comfort of your own couch. But Oscar night, with its glitz and glam, can be fun for movie buffs of both genders.
Sometimes, even on a weeknight, you really crave a little dessert. But making dessert takes time, and you already are spending time cooking up the main event, namely dinner.
Brash light filled the garage, draping weed eaters and leaf blowers in stark fluorescence. But the music reverberating around the boxy space during rehearsal would have been at home in any dimly lit venue where verse and chorus tell stories, and curious souls come to drink them in.