Birmingham Businesswoman Bakes Muffins with Heart

Birmingham Businesswoman Bakes Muffins with Heart

Ask any good Southern what their favorite food is, and the response will probably start with “my grandmother’s______.” For Jennifer Green, founder and owner of G’s Apple Dreams, her grandmother’s applesauce cake is more than a memory, it’s an opportunity. Growing up Jennifer and her sister would spend weekends at her grandmother’s farm in Irondale, … Continue reading

Charmed by Charleston

Charmed by Charleston

“I have heard it said that an inoculation to the sights and smells of the Carolina lowcountry is an almost irreversible antidote to the charms of other landscapes, other alien geographies. You can be moved profoundly by other vistas, by other oceans, by soaring mountain ranges, but you can never be seduced. You can even forsake … Continue reading

My Favorite Things about the South: Summer Peaches

My Favorite Things about the South: Summer Peaches

There’s just something special about a perfectly ripe peach. When you first bite in, it’s slight fuzzy on the outside, and then your teeth sink into the soft interior as the juice squirts down your chin, and the sweetness fills your mouth, reminding you that it is another beautiful and delicious summer in the South. … Continue reading

Roadtrip: Oxford, Mississippi

Roadtrip: Oxford, Mississippi

From strawberry jam biscuits to shrimp and grits and locally roasted coffee, Oxford, Mississippi, offers good eats worth the trip. March 22nd through 24th marked the 19th Annual Oxford Conference for the Book, a three-day event dedicated to celebrating reading, writing, and publishing, and featuring a number of noteworthy speakers. On this year’s schedule, “Cornbread … Continue reading