Big, bad greens; arugula out of control

Big, bad greens; arugula out of control

Within minutes of tomatoes beginning to ripen in the garden, all of the leaf lettuces and salad greens shrivel up and die in a hot, muggy conspiracy o...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Tomatoes, an avalanche of flavor

Tomatoes, an avalanche of flavor

By now, hopefully everyone has gotten the obligatory first tomato sandwich of the season behind them. And it goes without saying, that tomato sandwich...

July 26th, 2017 updated: July 26th, 2017. |  


A cobbler by any other name

A cobbler by any other name

As if it’s not difficult enough to figure out the difference between a cobbler and a sonker — a distinction that, seemingly, no two people...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Sauté, what Mama didn’t tell you

Sauté, what Mama didn’t tell you

If your Mama is like most, she taught you to cook things nice and easy. Stove turned up no higher than medium and, oh so gently, coax raw chicken or m...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Eggs at lowest price in a decade

Eggs at lowest price in a decade

Prices fluctuate, but mostly they go up. This is how you know if you’re old (you remember when a bottle of soda cost a dime) or if you’re ...

July 5th, 2017 |  


‘Chef and Child’ embrace inner Garfield

‘Chef and Child’ embrace inner Garfield

“People think it’s easy,” said Brooke Atkins, regarding food preparation. To which she added, “Keyword: think,” as she w...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Celebrate the Solstice with a hot grill

Celebrate the Solstice with a hot grill

The summer solstice was earlier today at 12:24 a.m. EDT making today the longest day of the year with 14 hours and 39 minutes between sunrise and suns...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Tomato, mayo, bread: Summer is here

Tomato, mayo, bread: Summer is here

People who live in the South, or at least this part of the South, know that Louise Fitzhugh did not invent the tomato sandwich in 1964 when she wrote ...

June 14th, 2017 |  


Yesterday’s killer is today’s superhero

Yesterday’s killer is today’s superhero

It’s not often a substance goes through as total an image makeover as coconut oil has done in the past few decades.It has gone from stone-cold k...

June 7th, 2017 |  


When it’s not what it says it is

When it’s not what it says it is

When Bob Ward, of Pilot Mountain, created a new dish for a Mother’s Day potluck a few weeks ago, he needed a name for his creation.Not for Bob t...

May 31st, 2017 |