Today, Aug. 31, in a small town called Bunol in Valencia, Spain, 20,000 people are launching ripe tomatoes at each other. They are celebrating the end of the season in style with more than 100 tons of mushy, juicy, red tomatoes. This annual food fight is called La Tomatina and lasts for one hour. It sounds tempting, I can probably think of a few people that would wear the pulp well however, I have a couple of better ideas, tastier too.
Tomatoes go so well with cheese — grilled cheese, mac and cheese, cheese omelets.
It seems to me, there is a day, week, month, holiday for everything.
Every profession has a day, every food has a day. Being on so many food blogs and pages every week, I am reminded to honor bagels, cupcakes, bacon, broccoli and this month — the sandwich. August apparently is the month for sandwiches, goat cheese and catfish.
I decided to offer three recipes this week that will satisfactorily cover all the bases.
Mary Bell Welch, right, proudly welcomes her great-great-grandson Johnny Perry into this world July 16, 2016 along with his great-grandmother Sheryl Duke, center, grandmother Tammy Cox, left, and his father Jasper Perry.
The peaches are bursting with flavor this year. I wish I could say the same for my blackberry bushes. I forgot to cut them back and now I have nothing to show for them. That doesn’t stop me from going to the farmer’s market or Kroger and buying some. They’ve been exceptional this season also.
When is the only time people lock their car doors at church?
If you’ve ever come out of church and found a big bag of zucchini on your front seat, you know what I’m talking about. Have no fear, there are a lot of yummy things you can do with those magically appearing, green, farmer’s orphans.
I don’t believe in coincidences. When I meet someone or I’m put in a situation that challenges me, I step back and consider why that is.
Last week, I was talking to my mail carrier about the food column and she suggested I write about kids in the kitchen. Later that same week, I read an article by Jamie Oliver about kids and nutrition and all the wonderful work he has done.
He has brought a lot of attention to the growing problem of child obesity in regards to processed food, school lunches and advertising.