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Gravy or sauce?

Gravy or sauce?
Friday, February 27, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Real Italian: gravy or sauce?

What’s an oldie?

What’s an oldie?
Friday, February 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

While grazing through a local eatery’s buffet spread recently, a snippet of conversation wafted across the serving table in my direction. …

Pretzel twists

Pretzel twists
Friday, February 6, 2015 12:01 a.m.

My love affair with pretzels began in first grade. I went to a parochial school, wore a uniform and was taught by nuns, the Sisters of St. Joseph. …

Super (Bowl) Shrimp Gumbo

Super (Bowl) Shrimp Gumbo
Friday, January 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

‘We first experienced this delicious meal after our dear friends treated us to a holiday carriage ride. It was the perfect ending to a special …

What next?

What next?
Friday, January 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

What next?

Supreme sweet potatoes

Supreme sweet potatoes
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“Highest ranking, superior, premier, greatest, ultimate and peerless” are but a few synonyms for the word “supreme.” And …

A Thank You Note

A Thank You Note
Friday, January 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Dear Todd,

‘Right Field’

‘Right Field’
Friday, January 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Sometimes ideas, inspirations or incentives can come from the least likely places.

BDB and other holiday traditions

BDB and other holiday traditions
Friday, December 26, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Family Christmas traditions are what build wonderful seasonal memories. But like all things under construction, these patterns need adjusting over …

Happy Birthday Summerville!

Happy Birthday Summerville!
Friday, December 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Christmastide is always special in our town because Summerville has a December birthday. It was 167 years and two days ago that she became an …

Puttin’ on the Ritz

Puttin’ on the Ritz
Friday, December 12, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Sandy and Jim Hamilton’s main holiday celebration comes on Christmas Eve when her menu always includes Oplatki and often features dishes fashioned …

He’s a Moodle

He’s a Moodle
Friday, December 5, 2014 12:01 a.m.

In September we lost our much loved pet, Buddy. In over 57 years of marriage, we’ve always had a dog, so I knew we’d have another – at some point. I …

Black Friday cometh

Black Friday cometh
Friday, November 21, 2014 12:01 a.m.

She’s sending her husband to Target. Her mother will be dispatched to Kohl’s and she will be on her way to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Bourbonola and Brewstilleries

Bourbonola and Brewstilleries
Friday, November 14, 2014 12:01 a.m.

How’s that again? These are coined words from the bourbon industry, learned on a recent trip along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail.

Kitchen kudos – from tot to teen

Kitchen kudos – from tot to teen
Friday, November 7, 2014 12:01 a.m.

We all have favorite recipes and when you’ve been cooking 12 years, you’re bound to have quite a few. The twist here is that this culinary creator is …

Boo! Summerville style

Boo! Summerville style
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It was a dark and stormy night and in the air over Sheep Island Road there once appeared a gleaming, ghostly globe.

The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth ...

The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth ...
Friday, October 24, 2014 2:11 p.m.

Last week I discovered that the prosthetic devices recently constructed to replace my missing teeth had wended their way to dental heaven while I was …

‘Give it all you’ve got’

‘Give it all you’ve got’
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

How do you plan to mark your eighth decade? Chances are you won’t have a gig at a London pub. But that’s just what 86-year-old American cabaret …

Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup
Friday, October 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Food often evokes as many wonderful memories as any other aspects of our lives.

‘ . . .no Buddy quite so true’

‘ . . .no Buddy quite so true’
Friday, October 3, 2014 10:03 a.m.

These partial lyrics by Gus Kahn in the chorus of the song “My Buddy” published in 1922 could have been penned about our dog Buddy who left us last …

Scrumptious outtakes

Scrumptious outtakes
Friday, September 26, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It’s no small matter to invite 1,000 people to stroll through your home, so Scrumptious Kitchen Tour hosts are much appreciated.

Kudos to Kitchen Tour volunteers

Kudos to Kitchen Tour volunteers
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:01 a.m.

When Marlena Myers, chair and guiding spirit for Summerville’s Scrumptious Kitchen Tour, knocked on Jane Askeland’s door a few seasons ago and asked …

In the kitchen with Mike

In the kitchen with Mike
Friday, September 5, 2014 10:45 a.m.

One of the best cooks in our family is our son-in-law Mike Gatch, a gifted musician as well as a kitchen guru, who cooked up a luscious Labor Day …

Queen for a day

Queen for a day
Friday, August 29, 2014 10:01 a.m.

I can claim royal blood for my family. It goes back through British history. Not 400 years maybe – but a tenth of that. And it’s inherited in a …

Jezebel sauce is wickedly sweet & spicy

Jezebel sauce is wickedly sweet & spicy
Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:43 p.m.

Jezebel, the “wicked temptress” of the Old Testament, is the perfect name for a traditional southern sauce that’s a blend of sweetness and spicy …

Igpay Atinlay?

Igpay Atinlay?
Friday, August 8, 2014 8:01 a.m.

So, there we were lolling by the pool one day when one of my DNA descendants asked if I’d ever heard of something called “Pig Latin.”

On hearing good stories

On hearing good stories
Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 p.m.

I grew up in the “olden days” as my grandkids would say, before such delights as Books on Tape

Symphonic dessert

Symphonic dessert
Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It’s amazing where really good recipes can come from. I’ve actually gotten one at a church service (don’t ask!), off a pumpkin pie can label, and …

A remarkable reunion

A remarkable reunion
Friday, July 11, 2014 10:00 a.m.

“I’m at the airport with six kids, 12 pieces of luggage and eight carry-ons! Want to change places?”

Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America!
Friday, July 4, 2014 5:01 a.m.

I’ve always been proud that I was born in the same month as America. Flying the flag on this particular day is probably our most graphic sign of …

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