‘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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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!

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 …

On being short

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I wasn’t always vertically challenged.

Lovin’ Lucy

Friday, June 13, 2014 7:35 a.m.

She was blonde from birth and had big chocolaty eyes and a bright pink tummy, so much so that early on she was dubbed “Miss Pinkness.”

Take note: Vote!

Friday, June 6, 2014 8:57 a.m.

The year: 1952. The state: Georgia. National news: the presidential election. Personal news: I was in high school and about to cast my first ballot.

Where there’s a grill there’s a way

Friday, May 30, 2014 1:38 p.m.

For years as a working mother I’d spend spend nearly every weekend following my personal menu formula for the upcoming week: make one roast, one casserole and one crockpot recipe. Eat each twice, freezing any leftovers for lunches or a smorgasbord and fill in with an evening breakfast.

Another profile in courage

Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:14 p.m.

In speaking of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Profiles in Courage by the late President John F. Kennedy, Fr. Dennis Hadberg said the work mentioned such well-known and notable people as John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster and Sam Houston.

They plan what?

Friday, May 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

I know about Wedding Planners. They even made a movie about one of them.

Tasty tours

Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:02 p.m.

It’s a universal truth that whenever we gather socially, food is a big part of the celebration – and that celebration’s success.

Up, up and away UPDATED

Friday, May 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Traveling from the Low Country to the High Country has wonderful benefits – especially in the spring or fall.

INKLINGS: Possum Pasta and Oysters Roosevelt

Friday, January 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

By Barbara Lynch Hill

Inklings: What’s in a name? UPDATED

Friday, December 13, 2013 12:01 a.m.

What’s in a name?

INKLINGS:What it isn’t, is turkey

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Yesterday was Turkey Day for most of us – or maybe ham. We’ll also enjoy these same entrées for a few more meals. Then before we know it, we’ll be doing it all over at Christmas. These are great meals. Many people, my husband included, probably enjoy cold turkey and dressing as much, if not more, than the original hot …

INKLINGS: What were you doing . . . UPDATED

Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Fifty years ago today? I was ironing. Of all the mundane things to be doing while the President of the United States was being shot!

Eight ways from Thursday

Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:37 a.m.

This was the third year for the eight of us. But the adventure began six Octobers ago when my sister Cynthia first took me for an autumn weekend at her Virginia hideaway. Then came my daughters Cathy and Mary Clare. Soon thereafter, we were joined by daughter-in-law Amy and her mother Kathy. Two years ago we made it three generations by adding …

Through the lens: Photo Show reflections UPDATED

Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:19 p.m.

          “It’s wonderful!. So creative and beautiful. Not the same old tourist pictures, but gorgeous pieces in different subjects and sizes. You’re going to get a lot of attention on this one!”         So said retired teacher Fran Townsend after viewing the Juried Fine Art Photography Show at the opening reception at Town …

INKINGS: Kitchen Tour tales & tidbits UPDATED

Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:18 p.m.

 There’s never enough room to include all the information on all the families and homes in the Kitchen Tour brochure. There’s not enough room here either, but I can at least hope to tickle your curiosity to learn more about them and the Pine Forest Inn (PFI) area of the 2013 tour Sunday, October 6, which benefits this area’s …

Trolley Tour reviews UPDATED

Thursday, September 12, 2013 8:54 p.m.

          “Capturing word-of-mouth wisdom" is often the best way to judge the effectiveness of a product or service. Witness a review website such as Angie’s List which uses the above quote to illustrate its mission. The current series of the Chamber of Commerce’s Sweet Tea Trolley Tours is a case in point. Those who take the …

Inklings UPDATED

Thursday, September 5, 2013 2:56 p.m.

Today’s designated number: 153         These are my most liked digits at the moment because they represent the total scores of my five favorite football teams in their winning opening games last week. My husband loves football – the game – and he’ll watch most any game in most any league – at least at the beginning of …

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