The Daily South

My Rotten Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes are the rage nowadays, as everybody and their cousin with the goiter hail them for their superior, seductive flavor. But what happens when you get sucked into the hype and your special tomatoes disappoint? Join a convent? No — listen to the wise words of Grumpy.

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The Key to Quick + Tasty Back to School Dinners? Planning With Cozi!

What is your secret to getting a delicious dinner on the table as quickly as possible? Is it a shortcut using rotisserie chicken or perhaps the slow-cooker? We agree with these ideas, however, we also think that planning is key to making sure that your family has dinner on the table on busy school nights (and Cozi will help you do […]

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Start-ups With Soul: The Texas-based Lassy Project

“When a child is missing, every second counts.” After 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway’s death in Colorado, entrepreneur John Guydon decided it was time to radically change how communities handle missing children. Lassy Project is an app designed to amplify search efforts for missing kids. Parents can create a profile, upload a picture, and post the last known location of their child […]

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5 Ways To Conquer Your Thank-You Notes

Writing thank-you notes can be an overwhelming task when faced with piles of wedding gifts. To avoid any awkward conversations post-wedding, try these five easy ways to streamline your responses. 1. Go digital. With evolution of the wedding registry comes the convenience of digital notifications. Zola gives the courtesy of keeping track of all purchased items off of your registry – and […]

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10-Minute Centerpiece for Fall

Here’s what you’ll need: 1. Green-and-white carnations. 2. Granny smith apples. 3. Mixed variety moss. 4. Green brunia. 5. Fuji mums. 6. River rocks. 7. Scabisoa pods. 8. Easy apple basket. The secret to this graphic arrangement is creating rows of various green and brown organic objects. Here’s how to do it: 1. First, line a rectangular basket or container […]

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Acts of Gratitude: Week 4, Send Flowers

For the month of August, Southern Living has teamed up with Tiny Prints to celebrate gratitude, which is defined as the quality of being thankful. As a new school year is about to begin, schedules and life will become hectic, and crazy at times. In all the busyness, we may sometimes forget to say thank you and show gratitude when […]

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The Mason-Dixonary: Meat ‘n’ Three

Hearing a certain word can tell you quicker than a road map that you’ve crossed the Mason-Dixon Line. Some terms are particular to the South, while others are just embraced more fondly here. Check back each Wednesday for more words that give voice to the spirit and soul of our region.

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15 Most Influential People in Barbecue History

Fox News stirred up a hornet’s nest recently when it published its list of “America’s most influential BBQ pitmasters and personalities.” Barbecue fans immediately took to Twitter and Facebook to decry the selection’s over-emphasis on Texas joints and barbecue competitions and—most glaringly—that the faces were all white. The controversy has even made it overseas, prompting a full-length feature in the BBC News Magazine. Those responses […]

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Interior Design Inspiration City Guide: Nashville

Nashville is celebrated as the home of country music, but this title all too often overshadows the city’s individuality. After decades of musical and artistic influence, Nashville possesses a distinctive southern charm, very much reflected in its local design aesthetic. While Nashville is a lesser-known city than LA or NYC, it has the deep musical roots and timeless charm to prove itself as a noteworthy […]

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Dave and Phil Alvin Song Premiere From Their New Album Lost Time

Dave and Phil Alvin of The Blasters, a cult favorite from the ’80s punk and roots-rock scenes, hadn’t made a record together for 30 years, but the brothers didn’t miss a beat. Common Ground, a collection of covers from Arkansas blues-man Big Bill Broonzy, debuted to critical acclaim last year from NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. On September […]

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