The road from island kid to restaurateur has been a winding one for Donavon Smith.
Summer is known as the cookout season, but my family's gas grill gets some serious year-round use. We grill steaks, chops, burgers or vegetables at least once a week. It's convenient to fire up the grill during the hottest months of the year, eliminating the need to use the oven or stove, which can unnecessarily heat up a home.
SYLVANIA - Savannah River Farms, a vendor at the Hinesville and Richmond Hill farmers Markets, recently received approval by the USDA as an on-farm slaughter and processing facility.
An expression like "Being in a real pickle " suggests a place you don't want to be, but I don't understand why.
No July 4 celebration is complete without a cold, fresh slice of watermelon to wash down those hot dogs, hamburgers and tater chips. I'd like to think it's the way the Founding Fathers would have wanted it.
Those who regularly visit Hinesville's Farmers Market are wise to enjoy the locally grown fruits and vegetables. They're tastier and healthier than store-bought stuff, and they're locally produced.
After a day (or if you're super lucky, days) of sitting in the sand while the Atlantic laps your toes, the last thing you need are difficult decisions.
A simple sound, smell, action or flavor - a hug from a grandbaby, my wife's smile on our wedding day or a "drank and pack of nabs" - can activate memories of long ago.
Getting a group to agree on where to belly up for breakfast, lunch and dinner will become a bit harder in coming weeks.
Christian Bennett, owner of Van Gogh's Microbrewery, had a desire to brew high-quality beer and pair it with gourmet pizza. After almost a year of preparation and hard work, the first and only microbrewery and restaurant opened its doors for dinner in Statesboro earlier this month. Developing a menu from scratch had its set of obstacles, and coming up with Van Gogh's flagship beers presented its own set of hurdles.
BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters are now open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp.
Many folks who attend church rarely - or not at all - tell me Christians don't know how to have fun.
In ancient times, before "inventive spelling," young minds were required to learn phonics and spelling rules. We even had word lists on which we were tested weekly - words we not only had to spell correctly but define and use properly in a sentence.
Any time I am invited to a party or potluck event that requires a dish, I almost always go with my "famous" meatballs and sauce. This no-fail dish always gets rave reviews from friends and family. Just last weekend I made up a Crockpot full to bring to a work function and they were a hit. I especially look forward to the part where I get to tell people that they are made with turkey - not beef. I often get puzzled looks and many "no way!" comments because it's hard to believe. But - "yes, way" - it's turkey.
Mention steak-and-kidney pie to a native Brit, and you can actually witness his or her mind go misty with longing.