All About Tastebuds

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 2:29 pm

Growing up in coastal New England, I developed a keen love of fresh seafood, especially shrimp. After living in Southeast Ohio for more than 20 years, though, I’ve learned to reset my taste buds for our landlocked local specialties such as farm-raised pork, ramps and pawpaw.

Now I can add freshwater prawns to that list. Hocking College’s Fish Management and Aquaculture program has been raising them for a decade now, but I had my first chance to try this local shrimp last fall during their annual harvest.

Tue, Sep 18, 2012 11:37 am

Ok, I must confess. For years I came home at 6 p.m. flung the freezer door open to search for something – anything - that I could cook for dinner.  It resulted in a lot of staring mindlessly into the freezer looking for something that would take minimal time that the family would love.

Wed, Sep 12, 2012 2:44 pm

For breakfast, lunch or dinner garden fresh vegetables certainly offer an explosion of flavor and color to our meals.

Even though we have experienced a lack of rainfall in our tri-state area this summer my family’s tiny tomato patch has been bountiful. I take advantage of using our gas grill all year long and a hand-me-down cast iron griddle from my mom has added to my savory experiments. However, when those lightning rods chase me back inside the griddle fits nicely on the stove top. Let me share my top four veggie indulgences from this season.


Wed, Aug 15, 2012 3:20 pm

Julia Child was a legendary presence on PBS for many years. August 15 would have been her 100th birthday and PBS is celebrating with a special "Remix." Child died in 2004. 


Happy 100th Birthday Julia Child!

Thu, Aug 16, 2012 3:23 pm

Eat Your Veggies First…Then, Get Your Fair Food Fix!

Horse pulls, modified and stock tractor pulls, competition-races-pageants, local talent-big name entertainment, cotton candy-funnel cakes-fries-lemonade-sandwiches of every kind-bloomin’ onions, meeting new friends, catching up with folks you’ve known forever…where are we? The sights, sounds and aromas of fairs, festivals and carnivals are all around us, and, so many to choose from.