Element named Industry of Year

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce’s new board chairman Bob Prather kicked off the Chamber’s 2019 annual meeting with the presentation of the Fitz-John Creighton McMaster Industry of the Year award to Element Electronics, and the Small Business of the Year award to Italian Garden. Accepting the award for Element were Carl D. Kennedy, […]

Winnsboro Holy Week

WINNSBORO – Several Winnsboro churches are celebrating Holy Week April 15-19 with the annual noon service and luncheon each day from noon – 1 p.m. While the services are held at First United Methodist Church located at 109 W. College Street in Winnsboro, members from many churches in the community participate, including: First Baptist Church, […]

Cut and Bake

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon for Liza’s Cottage bakery last week. The bakery’s owner Liza Epps bakes the items she sells and is open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The bakery is located at 104-1/2 N. […]

New restaurant opens in Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – McNulty’s Taproom opened on Nov. 3 with co-owner Larry Phillips and Mayor J. Michael Ross cutting the ribbon. New owners, Phillips and Michael Faulk, state the restaurant features lunch, dinner and 25 beers on tap. The restaurant features daily specials, including Taco Tuesday, Pasta Wednesday and Crab Leg Thursday. Shrimp, smoked wings, fried […]

What’s Cooking?

BLYTHEWOOD – Learning to make extra easy hummus was lots of fun for a group of kids who showed up at the Blythewood library on Monday to learn to cook. They were participating in a Cooking with Kids class conducted by Tinesella Ross of Parent to Parent, a military child education initiative that partnered with […]

Round the Table: A Summer for Sandwiches

Summer days may be lazy, but by late afternoon, those lazy summer days usually turn chaotic. Longer days mean we pack more into each day and sports practice, summer camp and social clubs. As daylight hours become longer, the end of the day comes later, often times, when it’s time for dinner and everyone is […]

Round the Table: Artichoke like Julia Child

Most people like artichokes; however, fresh artichokes have a reputation for being rather difficult, or unyielding, or downright ornery.  Oh it’s no trouble to throw a few canned artichoke hearts into a pasta dish or soup. It’s a breeze to roast frozen artichoke hearts with a little Parmesan cheese. But when faced with the prickly […]

Eggs: Deviled in an Instant (Pot)

In home kitchens, all over the world, mothers have created traditional dishes, and have passed along heirloom recipes to their daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters.  We cherish the food speckled recipe cards written in faded ink. We re-live the memories of cooking with Mama or Grandma. The food they served us fed our souls as well […]

Round the Table: The Classic Hamburger

Mongol horsemen stayed in the saddle for long periods of time. They were able to do so because of the small sturdy ponies they rode and unusual eating practices. They sustained themselves on meat; it was chopped, raw and eaten by hand. As a result of this ingenious idea, we can safely assume that Genghis […]

Round the Table- Chopped Salads: Easier and Lighter

Legend has it that Bob Cobb, the owner of The Brown Derby in Hollywood, invented the Chopped Salad in the 1930’s.  It caught on quickly among movie executives because it was lighter than steak and easier to eat. It was easy to negotiate a deal and not have to worry about cutting a steak. It […]