AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Winter bulbs serve as remedy to the winter blues until spring. However, what if the bulbs simply refuse to bloom? For those who planted winter bulbs and have yet to see results, Lucy Edwards, an Alabama Extension home grounds, gardens and home pests regional agent, …

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Selma’s Arts Revive has come a long way since starting in 2003, run by volunteers with a mission to enhance community development through the arts.

This fudgy brownie tart might be the first thing on my wish list this year. Clothing trends change and new technology eventually wears old, but chocolate remains one of the few simple pleasures that never goes out of style.

As we head into 2021, adults and kids alike may still be enjoying the excitement of digital devices received as gifts over the holidays. However, the new year is always a great time for a reset, so alongside those new devices, consider adopting some new digital habits.

Hunters Helping the Hungry has provided more than a half-million pounds of ground venison to those in need in Alabama, and the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) is encouraging hunters to make a special effort to donate harvested deer to the program during the Martin Luther K…

When I was growing up, Mom made cabbage quite often. It was cheap and we all liked it a lot. I remember she would always cut out the core and leave it for Dad and me. And while it’s not like we would eat the stem, we would race to see who could get to the core first. We both love the crunch …

Christmas has come and gone and for the majority of Dallas County residents as well as others, our thoughts have turned to the New Year. While looking at social media posts, it is clear that lots of people are ready to put this year to rest.

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While the white-tailed deer rut has come and gone in a few areas in Alabama, hunters in the majority of the state are dealing with the December doldrums, waiting for the breeding season to begin in earnest.

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This week’s column is a taste of the Midwest. My good friends Andrew, Shawn and Mason inspired this particular edition. It is so intriguing to me how vastly different food flavors can be just 1,000 miles away.

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Hurricane Zeta made her presence felt all across our county and the Black Belt region last week. Many of us lived for days without power. Having no power may have caused you to lose food to spoilage and now you have a bad odor in your refrigerator. So now you are no longer worry about food s…

Give your home a warm and cozy vibe this fall with a few DIY projects that are sure to add seasonal cheer to any space. Whether you’re looking for a rainy day activity to keep kids busy or searching for affordable décor options, these fall craft ideas are a great place to start -- all you ne…

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(StatePoint) Football season is here (sort of), and for many, tailgating is a main event. While there will be nothing traditional about tailgating this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t grill delicious food and enjoy a few beers before game time in the comfort of your own backyard or driveway.

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Every summer my parents had a beautiful garden in the backyard. Some years it was a large one with okra, corn, beans, squash and cucumbers; I even remember growing carrots one year. Other years it was a smaller patch, but it almost always had tomatoes. Tomatoes are pretty easy to grow down h…

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Serve Caramel Apple Pie at your next holiday party or get together. (Kate Wood/Wood and Spoon)

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Agriculture is a big part of Dallas County’s economy and even the little farms have gotten a boost in interest from families looking to get out of the house and into nature during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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BY STACEY LITTLE | Southern Bite Finding certain ingredients in the grocery store can be a challenge these days, so having recipes that call for everyday ingredients is important. It’s even better if those recipes call for stuff that you already have on hand. So my friends at Tony Chachere’s asked me to take a […]

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Putting Food By: Pickling fruits and vegetables BY CALLIE N. NELSON Pickling produce is a great way to “put foods by” for later use. Cucumbers aren’t the only vegetables used to make pickles. Many different types of fruits and vegetables can be pickled, using a mixture of sugar, vinegar and spices. Pickles add zip and […]

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BY CALLIE N. NELSON Ripe, juicy berries, peaches and other fresh fruits are delicious and can be preserved to enjoy all year long as fruit jams and jellies. These can also add zest to meals and provide a good way to use fruits not suitable for canning or freezing. Jelly, jam, preserves, conserves and marmalades […]