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On Cooking Southern: Dippity Do-Dah, Scoop Up Some Tasty Garden Goo

On Cooking Southern: Dippity Do-Dah, Scoop Up Some Tasty Garden Goo

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Haint: Double Southern noun and verb contraction… (Noun) A restless, often angry, spirit trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead and not happy about it. Haint Blue porch ceiling paint was developed by the Gullahs to fool the haints, who can’t cross water. In recent years, extended to […]

July 30, 2015 with 0 Comments
Krystal Fast Food Chain Opens Oxford Location

Krystal Fast Food Chain Opens Oxford Location

By 10:30 a.m. on its second day of business, popular quick-serve burger restaurant Krystal already had a long line of customers waiting to be served. The restaurant officially opened its doors for business on July 29. Open 24 hours a day, Krystal is best known for its small, square-shaped burger sliders with steamed onions. The

July 29, 2015 with 0 Comments
Food for Thought: Summer’s Bounty from Mississippi Christian Living

Food for Thought: Summer’s Bounty from Mississippi Christian Living

I love summer! This is the time of year my refrigerator is full of produce choices. My husband and I enjoy venturing out to our favorite local farmer’s markets. We love to see what Mississippi growers have in store for us that week. It is pure bliss! July in Mississippi is an extraordinary time of […]

July 24, 2015 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Let’s Get Healthier, Pile on the Fruits and Veggies

On Cooking Southern: Let’s Get Healthier, Pile on the Fruits and Veggies

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Plumb: Not to be mistaken for PLUM, the fruit… A form of measurement, technically referring to whether or not something is level, but in Southern vernacular, referring to just how much… as in plumb tuckered out, or plumb full, or plumb sick and tired … LET’S GET HEALTHIER: PILE ON THE […]

July 22, 2015 with 0 Comments
Cups Espresso Cafe Good to the Last Drop

Cups Espresso Cafe Good to the Last Drop

Not only is Cups Espresso Cafe the best venue for coffee in Oxford, it’s also the best coffee and tea in town. The Cups menu provides a full menu of drinks that coffee snobs and casual drinkers can all appreciate. They offer coffee, espresso drinks, loose-leaf tea, fruit smoothies, Italian cream soda and hot chocolate. […]

July 21, 2015 with 1 Comment
A Mississippi Delta Favorite: Smoked Catfish Deviled Eggs

A Mississippi Delta Favorite: Smoked Catfish Deviled Eggs

This Delta riff on deviled eggs made with The Crown Restaurant’s smoked catfish paté had been in my head for years, so it was fun to finally make them off-the-cuff and ask friends for feedback! Smoked Catfish Paté Deviled Eggs 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and halved 1/2 cup Crown Restaurant Smoked Catfish Paté Juice of […]

July 17, 2015 with 0 Comments
Southern Foodways: Georgia Fuzz: Weather, Workers, and the World’s Peach Paradise

Southern Foodways: Georgia Fuzz: Weather, Workers, and the World’s Peach Paradise

Part I.  Nick Strickland lives in a double wide trailer on the outskirts of Fort Valley, Georgia. It’s a hot June day, and he’s wearing shorts, white socks, and white tennis shoes. An air conditioner window unit comes on and off periodically during our 90 minute conversation. It is his day off. Mr. Strickland is […]

July 15, 2015 with 0 Comments
Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina

Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate the grand opening of the franchise’s third Mississippi location on Jackson Avenue in Oxford. Hosted by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce, the ribbon-cutting ceremony drew local leaders and business owners, as well as out-of-town dignitaries…

July 13, 2015 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Sufferin’ Succotash, Sylvester! Let’s Mix It Up

On Cooking Southern: Sufferin’ Succotash, Sylvester! Let’s Mix It Up

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK All stove up: The way I’m feeling after two months of long plane rides with carry-on luggage… in pain, stiff and sore, can hardly get around. Dates back to the times when the only warmth available for achy joints and muscles on a cold day was near the stove. ALL-IN-ONE SUCCOTASH […]

July 10, 2015 with 0 Comments
‘Tis the Season for Blueberries: Try These Recipes

‘Tis the Season for Blueberries: Try These Recipes

    Blueberry Orange Almond Salad Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing: ½ cup oil 2 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp parsley 1 tsp salt 4 Tbsp vinegar Dash of pepper Juice of 1 cup blueberries Salad: ¼ cup sliced almonds 1 ½ Tbsp sugar ½ head leaf lettuce, torn ½ head Romaine lettuce, torn ½ cup chopped celery […]

July 10, 2015 with 0 Comments
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina Open, Bringing New Flavor to Oxford

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina Open, Bringing New Flavor to Oxford

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina in the Highland Square shopping center on Jackson Avenue is now open for business. The restaurant began serving customers this week with an official opening date last on Monday, July 6. Specializing in homemade Mexican cuisine, the restaurant prides itself on quick service, quality ingredients and a casual,…

July 10, 2015 with 1 Comment
Hit the North Mississippi Taco Trail

Hit the North Mississippi Taco Trail

While the MidSouth might be far from south of the border, the exciting mix of traditional Mexican ingredients and Southern culinary culture offered by these five local taco joints can make for unforgettable dining experiences.   Frida’s Mexican Restaurante – Memphis, TN You know it’s a good Mexican restaurant when corn…

July 6, 2015 with 0 Comments