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Bourbon, maple syrup team up for killer barbecue

Posted 5/28/2014 in Food

Simply put, bourbon belongs in barbecue sauce.

Foods of the Bible: Foods from the scriptures extend culinary horizons

Posted 5/21/2014 in Food

"It all started with a book, when I was a little kid," explained Diane Howton Asadi, who grew up in Caledonia. The book was filled from cover to cover with mesmerizing photographs depicting cultures around the world. The images captured Diane's imagination, but none moreso than those from Western Asia and the Middle East.


Market Fresh: Radishes and more

Posted 5/21/2014 in Food

Granted, it was a tad chilly last Saturday morning, but several souls wrapped up in long sleeves and came to my cooking demo on using hothouse tomatoes at The Hitching Lot Farmers' Market.


A healthy way with fiery chicken and cooling salsa

Posted 5/21/2014 in Food

It's barbecue season, and chicken is the ideal candidate to get you grilling.

Shrimp tacos in less time than takeout pizza

Posted 5/21/2014 in Food

What I really wanted was pizza. But I was too lazy to drive down to the pizza shop to get it, and they only deliver if you order $40 or more. And as much as I like pizza, that's a lot of pizza.

Mexican Kitchen's Milestone: A 50-year legacy, made from scratch

Posted 5/14/2014 in Food

Taco James likes to joke that only the police, the IRS and his mama know his real name. (It's Rodger.) Fact is, he's done pretty well with his nickname since about ninth grade. That's when classmates who knew his family owned a Mexican restaurant christened him "Taco."


Market Fresh: Strawberry time

Posted 5/14/2014 in Food

While the Suzuki Strings played in the background, I wandered around the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus Saturday and bought some tomatoes and strawberries. We are still betwixt and between seasons, but what could be better than tomatoes and strawberries?


Market Fresh: As the Hitching Lot prepares for Saturday's grand opening, Freeze talks beets

Posted 5/7/2014 in Food

Finally, we can all breathe a sign of relief and enjoy this glorious spring, with summer following soon. And, there is no better harbinger of the warm days ahead than the grand opening of the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market on Saturday.

Mother's Day dessert that's easy, flaky, delicious

Posted 5/7/2014 in Food

The secret to this simple Mother's Day dessert is frozen puff pastry. It is easy to work with and bakes up into a deliciously flaky pastry.

Cattlemen's steak carry-out makes dinner a breeze

Posted 5/7/2014 in Food

The Lowndes County Cattlemen's Association wants you to take it easy this weekend. Chill out, take a load off, let someone else do the cooking.

A light, but filling smoked salmon salad for Mom

Posted 5/7/2014 in Food

How many breakfasts in bed does it take for a mom to get sick of breakfast in bed on Mother's Day?


Make 'bar food' at home

Posted 5/7/2014 in Food


Rite of spring: St. Paul's May luncheon - generation to generation

Posted 4/30/2014 in Food

If you ask longtime Columbians to list some local rites of spring, chances are you'll hear mention of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church May Luncheon. The event, after all, has its roots in the 1800s.

A springtime take on the classic crabcake

Posted 4/30/2014 in Food

As the weather gets warmer, I cook lighter. And in The Husband's taxonomy of food, crabcakes are relatively light. So I thought I'd employ of couple of seasonal stars -- peas and radishes -- to put a spring spin on them.

A Southern Blend: What does a new cookbook have to do with Operation Ukraine and a Honduran mission? Read on

Posted 4/23/2014 in Food

When Columbus residents and close friends Gail Ward and Patsy Conquest decided to collaborate on a cookbook, they may not have envisioned 1,308 recipes and more than 540 pages, but that's what they have delivered.

Giving mint its due in a savory lemon chicken wrap

Posted 4/23/2014 in Food

Fresh mint so rarely gets its due in America.

Layered vegetable tart delivers big flavors

Posted 4/23/2014 in Food

Despite the simplicity of this tart -- the only ingredients are three vegetables and a few seasonings -- it delivers big flavor in a beautiful package.

Spring dessert: A light, airy fruit pudding from America's past, with a first fruit of spring

Posted 4/16/2014 in Food

Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had -- things like gelatin, lemons, sugar and eggs.


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