• Tomatoes are taste of summer

    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.

  • Birth — Amelia Rose Sansom

    Amelia Rose Sansom was born Aug. 12, 2016, at 5:17 p.m. at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    She weighed 8 pounds and measured 21 inches long at birth.

    Amelia is the daughter of Homer and April Sansom of Lawrenceburg. She has two older brothers, Bentley, 5, and John, 4; and an older sister, Maliah, 7.

    She is the granddaughter of Dale and Jackie Spinks of Lawrenceburg, and Vacie Sansom of Louisville.

  • August is sandwich month

    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.

  • Back to school snacks can be healthy and easy

    Today was the first day of school.

    Did you survive? I put a very sleepy Junior on the bus with his very excited kindergarten little brother.

  • Ruggles anniversary

    Ed and Doris Ruggles marked both of their 90th birthdays and a 69th wedding anniversary on July 30. They celebrated with family and friends.

  • Five generations

    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.

  • Calendar of events

    Aug. 3

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    10:30 a.m. — Sock hop with Sylvester at the Anderson County Senior Center

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson County Senior Center

    1 p.m. — Uno and rook card games, pool table and Wii at the Anderson County Senior Center

    Aug. 4

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    9 a.m. — Exercise group, errands, and shopping at the Anderson County Senior Center

  • Peaches, blueberries are made to be together

    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.

  • There are plenty of recipes for all that zucchini

    When is the only time people lock their car doors at church?

    Zucchini season!

    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.

    Chermoula or

    Charmoula (Arabic)

  • Recruit kids to help in the kitchen

    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.