Features: Food

Jun. 24, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Fresh garlic is harvested in June

Each season we have the opportunity to experience the fresh and vibrant flavors of locally grown items that we only have available in dried, frozen or canned form or that has travelled across countries and continents in the off-season. Now is the time of year to discover the true taste of garlic that is fresh.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Anniversary gift: my favorite recipes

And here we come full circle, fellow foodies. I began writing this column one year ago this week. My goals: To learn more about cooking and to share my education with you.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Kielbasa, it is Polish for sausage

Kielbasa is a wonderful food. It’s reasonably priced and good all year round. It adds a depth of flavor to many dishes and doesn’t have to be the centerpiece of the meal to make a great contribution.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Use vines to provide shade privacy in garden

Vines can be used in the garden for a variety of purposes — to provide shade, create a privacy screen, use as a ground cover or add as a decorative element to an arbor and to walls.


May. 27, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Cupcakes with a fluffy frosting

“Now, Martha, these yellow spoons are for measuring. This is the teaspoon measure, and it’s one of the ones I need to use.”


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Lt. Col. Warren Slater

Lieutenant Colonial Ret. Warren Lee Slater, 92, of Waxhaw, North Carolina, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.