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Spring salads: April's arrival heralds fresh ingredients, awakening farmers' markets

Posted 3/30/2011 in Food

Granted, there's still a nip in the nightly air, but as April makes her entrance, the season's first produce is beginning to make its debut. Savvy shoppers in the Golden Triangle will soon be heading to farmers' markets for the freshest and most nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits.

Breaking ground: Young gardeners learn good prep now yields good eats later

Posted 3/23/2011 in Food

"We like this a lot better than working in the house," 11-year-old Harrison Nasekos grins, taking a break from tilling a plot of loamy, brown earth at Palmer Home for Children on Columbus' Ninth Street South Monday.

March munchie madness: Liven up tourney season with these recipes

Posted 3/16/2011 in Food

Even if your team isn't among the 68 with an invite to the Big Dance, there's no reason not to join the fray. For a Final Four fete with the whole gang over, food should be uncomplicated to eat and TV-tray friendly.

GO GREEN: Lure a little luck o' the Irish with these recipes

Posted 3/9/2011 in Food

Move over, Mardi Gras. St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and you don't have to be Irish to join in the tasty festivities.

A royal idea: From king cakes to shrimp vol-au-vent, Dianna Hankey helps the good times roll

Posted 3/3/2011 in Food

No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without a king cake. But, there are cakes, and then there are Dianna Hankey's cakes. The British expatriate's fresh, sweet bread pastry is plump with luscious cream cheese filling, brown sugar, cinnamon, sugary icing and colorful sprinkles. And those are the "plain ones."

World cuisine: MUW international luncheons offer exotic fare, excellent training

Posted 2/23/2011 in Food

Diners with adventurous palates are enjoying a "world tour" this semester at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Three international luncheons featuring Mexican, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine are providing big benefits, too, for culinary arts students -- and showing off brand new dining facilities in Shattuck Hall on the MUW campus.

Veggie tales 'n' sales: Free workshops focus on growing your own, marketing

Posted 2/16/2011 in Food

You've thought about it, but weren't quite sure where to start. You know about the benefits -- the freshness, higher nutrient levels, the money to be saved. But growing your own vegetables was always something you might try "someday."

Sweet to eat: Ways to say, 'Be Mine, Valentine'

Posted 2/9/2011 in Food

There's just something about Valentine's Day. From the first little sack "mail box" we decorated and taped to our elementary school desks for classmates to drop their Valentines in, we were hooked. Now, all grown up, we still love to be remembered -- and to remember those we care about.

Chill Chaser: Game Day or any day, chili hits the spot

Posted 2/2/2011 in Food

Chili. Some consider it the ultimate cold-weather fare. And in spite a recent spring teaser, Mother Nature has more winter in store, including Super Bowl Sunday, when Golden Triangle temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s by night.

Right bites: These appetizers can score big at any Super Bowl party

Posted 1/26/2011 in Food

Here it comes -- Super Bowl XLV. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers are deep in preparation for the NFL's big bash Feb. 6, but so are plenty of football fans who enjoy having friends and family over to enjoy the season's grand finale.

The Continental touch: New restaurant specializes in tapas and continental cuisine

Posted 1/12/2011 in Food

Tapas -- those small, tasty canapés or appetizers so popular in Spain -- have returned to the Golden Triangle. Fritz Ehrentraut, of former hot spot 509 Tapas in downtown Columbus, resurrects the concept with the newly-opened Possum Town Tavern at 2222 Military Road.

Better together: Husband and wife team up to make baklava for the holidays

Posted 12/15/2010 in Food

Some things are just easier with four hands than two. Making baklava is one of them. It's become a Christmas tradition for Vicky and Jimmie D. "Tuffy" Bourland, who live in northern Lowndes County.

Ho Ho Holidays: Festive fare for parties, gifts or snacks

Posted 12/8/2010 in Food

As the days tick by until Santa's big scene, our halls are getting decked and our calendars filled.

Southern hospitality: Cooking savvy and a gift for entertaining inspire Carpenter to collaborate on cookbook

Posted 12/2/2010 in Food

Stepping into Nancy and Carol Carpenter's historic Columbus home during the holidays brings to mind a more gracious time. Bay leaf wreaths at the windows and mantles dressed in swags of greenery blend with warm colors, decor and furnishings that comfortably meld the present with the past.

Sweet harvest: Country Store Bake Sale celebrates 50 years of tradition, preservation

Posted 11/17/2010 in Food

For 50 delicious Novembers, the annual Country Store Bake Sale has helped fill Thanksgiving tables to overflowing with some of the tastiest homemade cakes, pies, candies, cookies, cheese straws and other goodies this side of the Mississippi River.

Later, alligator: New restaurant introduces gator to Triangle palates

Posted 11/10/2010 in Food

With house rules like "Feel free to fall in love," and "Dance wildly if you want to," you might expect the unexpected at Crawgators Restaurant, recently opened at 1586 Lake Lowndes Road in the New Hope community.

In a stew ... about what's for dinner? Try these to warm a chilly night

Posted 11/3/2010 in Food

Fall is a wonderful time to break out the stew recipes. Brrrr nights and blustery days call for comfort foods to fill the tummy and warm the heart. Most of us enjoy a traditional hearty beef stew, but variations are endless, as some of today's recipes illustrate.

No tricks needed: Try these Halloween treats for a howlin' good time

Posted 10/27/2010 in Food

No bones about it, for fun-minded cooks, Halloween is a great time to set the imagination free.

 

Fresh for fall: As seasons change, these recipes offers ideas for autumn

Posted 10/13/2010 in Food

Even to the deep South, autumn finally comes. Temperatures tease us, hinting at sweater weather ahead. Daylight retreats, day by day, and nights are ripe for sitting out on the porch, happily hatching plans for Halloween costumes, holiday menus or letters to Santa.

 

A decade of fine dining: J. Broussard's brings back favorites for anniversary

Posted 10/8/2010 in Food

From the moment they pass through handsome, carved doors that once fronted the old New Orleans Stock Exchange, diners know they've arrived at a distinctive destination.

 

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