Have you listened to your body lately? Is your perspective on food clouded by years of dieting and food myths?
I'd said I was going to write about sweet potatoes for this week. They are everywhere right now and very important to Southern cooking. However, I have come across references to cooking with sweet potato leaves twice in the past week so thought that this is a trend we in the Golden Triangle can jump on and leave kale far behind.
Summer may be done, but the proliferation of zucchini continues.
Ina Garten is a best-selling cookbook author, an Emmy-winning television host and the doyenne of casual elegance. But on a recent afternoon, the so-called "Barefoot Contessa" star looked around her East Hampton, New York, kitchen and realized that she had produced piles of cherry biscotti and tubs of rum-raisin ice cream -- but no dinner.
Louise Campbell turned the key, one of several on a keychain, then felt for the small catch mechanism that would open the glass entrance doors. "Now, where is that thing?" she asked of no one in particular. Once inside, there were light switches to locate, to bathe the artwork in the brand new gallery with subtle illumination.
Dr. Phillip Stockton is hearing good things at Mississippi University for Women. The Department of Music's choral director, now in his second year at the school, is pleased with how much vocalists retained during the summer break.
Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
What building in downtown Columbus used to house the Mother Goose Candy Co. and was the very first to have a second-floor apartment? Which one served, in the 1920s, as Gunter Brothers Funeral Parlor? What unlikely space was once a Ford auto dealership? Answers to those history-teasers and others can be unearthed during the Downtown Historic Walk Oct. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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.
Works of a visiting New York City artist are on display through Nov. 7 at Mississippi State's Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.
The temperatures are falling, along with the pine straw in my front yard, which can only mean it's my favorite time of the year. Chrysanthemums, pumpkins, candy corn -- all mark the season for so many of us here in the South.
Mississippi University for Women emeritus professor Thomas Nawrocki may be retired, but he has remained active entering his artwork into various competitions.
When college student Quinterrall Brown started job hunting this past summer, he had no idea he would end up being his own boss. That's what can happen at the crossroads of necessity and invention.
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.
Some days you just need to embrace a kitchen sink approach to cooking.