New life for an old house

New life for an old house

LuRosa Atkins Manor, the new name for the old house at 1002 South Franklin Road, has seen a lot of changes in its 164 years. Rooms have been added, ro...

August 3rd, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


Ground beef, it’s what’s for dinner

Ground beef, it’s what’s for dinner

For people who grew up in the second half of the last century, meals built around ground beef are some of the most comforting of comfort foods. ItR...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Blueberries get no respect

Blueberries get no respect

Blueberry season is the perfect time to debate George Carlin’s old saw that there are no blue foods. Are blueberries blue? Or are they purple, a...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Italians release best study ever

Italians release best study ever

In what has got to be the best scientific study ever done, it was recently found that pasta doesn’t make you fat and is, in fact, associated wit...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Herbs that go on you, not just in you

Herbs that go on you, not just in you

‘Natural skin care’ is big business today. There’s a huge demand for skin care products and other personal care items that are ̵...

July 6th, 2016 |  


Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

A group of 13 kids between the age of 9 and 12 gathered at Cooperative Extension in Dobson on June 21 and got creative in the kitchen.Whitney Collins,...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Summer salads don’t have to be rabbit food

Summer salads don’t have to be rabbit food

Salads get a bad rap.They are sneeringly called rabbit food. They’re what a restaurant server throws at you to gnaw on while waiting endlessly f...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Pesto solves awkward garden dilemma

Pesto solves awkward garden dilemma

Basil and tomatoes are one of the most enduring love stories in the history of food. They complement each other so well and for most of the summer, th...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Ice cream without a machine is possible

Ice cream without a machine is possible

For those old enough to remember, homemade ice cream was one of the real glories of summer. Made in a wooden bucket filled with ice and rock salt and ...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Chard is the new kale

Chard is the new kale

Kale has been the darling of the food world for a decade.Virtually no recipe has been spared from the addition of kale. Add kale to macaroni and chees...

June 1st, 2016 |