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Reclaiming Georgia’s forgotten apples

Reclaiming Georgia’s forgotten apples

The names tick off like racehorses or colors from some fancy catalog: Carolina Red June, Duchess of Oldenburg, Hewe’s Crab and Rabun Bald, Limbertwig and Nickajack and Parks’ Pippin, and many more. But these aren’t paint chips — they’re apples, hundreds of varieties that thrived in orchards across North Georgia a century ago, before an evolving apple industry swept them off shelves and tables, never to return. Until now. With the help of a dedicated group of University of Georgia researchers, UGA Cooperative Extension agents and volunteer enthusiasts, Georgia’s lost apple varieties are making a comeback. The newly planted Heritage Apple Orchard,…
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Curbside alcohol could become legal in Georgia

Curbside alcohol could become legal in Georgia

Cocktails-to-go edged closer to becoming a reality in Georgia with passage in the state Senate Friday of a measure allowing restaurants to sell curbside alcoholic beverages in tightly sealed containers with takeout food. Sponsored by Sen. Matt Brass, R-Newnan, the bill would permit Georgians ages 21 and older to buy up to two mixed drinks in to-go cups with a maximum 3 ounces of liquor in each, or about two shots-worth. Georgia already permits to-go sales of beer and wine. The drinks would have to be kept in cups without any holes for straws and sealed so securely it would…
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Rare oysters are coming to metro Atlanta

Rare oysters are coming to metro Atlanta

C&S Restaurant Group will be serving extremely rare and fresh gulf oysters straight from Adams Bay and surrounding areas in Louisiana thanks to Jack Rogers, a local farmer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Rogers is focused on delivering fresh and better quality seafood including Crawfish, Oysters, Shrimp, Swordfish and Yellowfin Tuna to the Atlanta area every week. These salt water oysters are planted every year, grown to 3.5-4 inches and then caught wild, creating a meaty flavor yet a salty taste with a delicious sweet finish. This process causes the oysters to become more sustainable, increases the salinity and makes for…
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Will this be the year the pecan becomes Georgia’s official nut?

Will this be the year the pecan becomes Georgia’s official nut?

The Pecan — will it be Georgia’s official nut?  Spare us the jokes — it’s too easy.  Senate Bill 222 is headed for a vote before Crossover Day on Monday, and that likely leaves it to the House and the governor to finish the work to officially declare the pecan as the official state nut. And for those of you who think we already have a state nut — the peanut — you’d be wrong. Peanuts are the official state crop. And they are legumes, and that’s another discussion.  The bill, which extols the heart-healthy benefits of the tree fruit and traces…
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Food trucks are ready to roll in Valdosta again

Food trucks are ready to roll in Valdosta again

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta Food Trucks are back for another season -- Social Distancing Style. The City of Valdosta and Valdosta Main Street are hosting Food Truck Thursday, March through November. The first event of the season will be held on March 18. The event will be held on the third Thursday of each month throughout the season. The event will be set up as a food truck crawl with food trucks set up simultaneously around Downtown Valdosta. The trucks will be located along Valley Street and in the Lowndes County Judicial Complex Parking Lot. Eventgoers can enjoy everything from BBQ…
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50 Air Fryer Recipes you Have to Try

50 Air Fryer Recipes you Have to Try

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, global cooking trends were showing an uptick in people cooking at home. Gallup and Cookpad’s latest report published Dec. 17, 2021, showed that through 2019, a growing number of people around the world were cooking at home rather than going out or eating pre-cooked meals. In the U.S., the swelling popularity of at-home meal prep subscriptions from Blue Apron to Hello Fresh! and the growing prevalence of grocery delivery underscore a renewed interest in prepping meals at home. Then as COVID-19 spread, mandatory restaurant shutdowns and capacity limits drove a dramatic jump in home cooking—not to mention…
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How to make a Red Velvet Valentine’s dessert for two

How to make a Red Velvet Valentine’s dessert for two

(Culinary.net) On the sweetest day of the year, a day full of flowers, love and sweets, Valentine’s Day is the ultimate opportunity to try a different dessert meant for two. It’s hard to resist a perfectly blended, rose-red, luscious Red Velvet Mug Cake. It’s the perfect size, with just a handful of instructions, and it’s easily cooked before your eyes in the microwave. That’s right, the microwave. This mug cake is a simple way to make something delicious and keep the portions small. Whether you have a small party, just you and your loved one or just simply want something…
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Dunkin’ will feed every City of Atlanta Firefighter next week

Dunkin’ will feed every City of Atlanta Firefighter next week

ATLANTA -- Dunkin' will be honoring Atlanta's first responders Feb. 17 by feeding every City of Atlanta firefighter as part of National Random Act of Kindness Day. To kick off Random Acts of Kindness Day, Dunkin’ will be at Atlanta Fire Rescue Station 1 at 8:30 a.m. to drop off 72 dozen donuts and 36 boxes of Dunkin’ coffee to be distributed to the 36 fire stations and administrative buildings across Atlanta.   “Despite all the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us, the people at the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation have been consistently present, willing and brave to fight…
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Georgia’s favorite Super Bowl snack will surprise you

Georgia’s favorite Super Bowl snack will surprise you

Football and snack food are a match made in sports-watching heaven. Americans' tradition of snacking during football games culminates on Super Bowl Sunday, a national day of snacking that fans prepare for in advance, shopping for and prepping their favorite game-day foods to turn watching the game into a certified event. Fans indulge in a wide range of fare from regional variations of chili to bacon-wrapped everything while their teams battle it out. From elaborate tailgating traditions to extravagant spreads, you don’t even need to enjoy watching sports to feast on a buffet of the country’s top game-day food. On Sunday, Feb. 7, the…
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Coronavirus drives chicken wing shortage ahead of Super Bowl

Coronavirus drives chicken wing shortage ahead of Super Bowl

If you ever make it to Francar’s Buffalo Wings in Macon, you’ll learn Carl Fambro is really into chicken wings... and chicken wing sauces. “Well, we keep like 35, 36 on the menu,” Fambro said a little before lunch one day this week. “But then I've got another 10 in my recipe book.” It’s all part of the experimenting and tinkering Fambro has always done at Francar’s. Today he’s experimenting in ways to spice up things like chicken tenders and boneless wings in lieu of his specialty. That’s because Fambro is having a hard time laying hands on a chicken…
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Atlanta ranks in top 10 best cities for pizza lovers

Atlanta ranks in top 10 best cities for pizza lovers

Deep dish, thin crust, or somewhere in between -- America is a nation of pizza addicts. That craving has only grown while we’ve been sticking close to home during the pandemic as pizza is the ultimate comfort food. But which 10 cities take the biggest slice out of 2021’s Best Cities for Pizza Addicts? With National Pizza Day around the corner on February 9, LawnStarter compared the 100 biggest cities across five key factors, including prevalence of pizzerias, average cost, and search popularity. Coming in at number 8, well within the top 10 cities, was Atlanta. The city came in ahead…
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Need some quick holiday snack ideas?

Need some quick holiday snack ideas?

(Family Features) The holidays are filled with delicious food - from indulgent breakfasts to decadent desserts - but snacks can get overlooked. Spice up this holiday season with festive snacks that are perfect for a quick on-the-go bite or a taste of your favorite holiday dessert. Although beloved in pie, pecans are a versatile nut that can be used beyond the pie shell - add them to a snack mix, incorporate them into granola or munch on them straight from the bag. Delicious and nutritious, 1 ounce of pecans offers 3 grams of plant-based protein and 3 grams of fiber,…
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How to make one simple ingredient the star of your holiday meal

How to make one simple ingredient the star of your holiday meal

(StatePoint) When planning your holiday menu, consider selecting one ingredient to be the star of the show. Not only is this a good way to simplify your shopping list during a busy time of year, it will unify your meal with complementary flavors. Need some inspiration? Consider sweet tea. Not just a hot or cold beverage, sweet tea can be used in cooking and baking to deepen the flavor profile of mains, sides, desserts and more. For holiday ease, purchase a ready-to-drink version like Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea — it’s available nationwide and is fresh brewed daily without any added…
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Georgia student grows 548 pound pumpkin

Georgia student grows 548 pound pumpkin

More than 25 pumpkins were submitted to Georgia 4-H's 2020 statewide pumpkin-growing contest, with the largest pumpkin, cultivated in north Georgia’s Union County, weighing in at a whopping 548 pounds. All Georgia 4-H youth were encouraged to participate by submitting one pumpkin for consideration. Participants took their entries to their local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office for weighing. This year, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association sponsored the contest, donating prize money of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. The winners of the 2020 Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest are: Peyton…
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Ready for Fall? Dunkin’ is rolling out it’s autumn lineup early

Ready for Fall? Dunkin’ is rolling out it’s autumn lineup early

Does 2020 have you throwing in the towel and screaming for relief? If you've had enough of a difficult year, Dunkin' is inviting you to get ready for fall and is unleashing its fall flavors in late August. As snack aficionados begin to crave the comfort and coziness of autumn, Dunkin’ is bringing America the familiar and favorite flavors of the season by making its much-anticipated fall lineup available earlier than ever before. Dunkin’s new and classic Pumpkin Flavored Coffee and espresso beverages, spiced drinks, bite-sized bakery treats, and more, will arrive at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide by August 19,…
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