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Artist D. Kosmo Shares the Essence of the Mississippi Delta

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ourmshome.com – Keri Davis – 2024-06-12 16:02:28

SUMMARY: D. Kosmo, born in 1971 in Seabrook, , is an artist from Lyon, Mississippi. Initially involved in various artistic endeavors, he graduated with a Graphic Design degree in 1991 and then moved to Mexico to paint nightclub murals. His travels enriched his work with unique regional iconography. Later, he moved to Miami and worked as a designer while gaining recognition through exhibitions. Currently residing in Lyon, Kosmo creates art that reflects the Mississippi Delta's spirit, represented by Pacesetter Gallery. His work is displayed in commercial and residential collections nationwide. Visit his gallery online or in Flowood, Mississippi.

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Wings and Things | Our Mississippi Home

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ourmshome.com – Julian Brunt – 2024-07-14 12:05:17

SUMMARY: The chicken wing craze began in the 1970s and 1980s in the USA, gaining popularity thanks to establishments like Buffalo Wild Wings. , most popular restaurants offer various flavored wings. Cuts of meat once considered lowly, such as ribs and turkey necks, have also gained mainstream popularity, with wings now a pricey item. Americans love wings for their portability and deliciousness, often paired with dipping sauces like blue cheese and Ranch. Cooking techniques vary, with deep-frying, baking, and grilling being popular. Seasoning is key, with aggressive seasoning enhancing the flavor, using Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning and other spices.

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Picking the Perfect Melon Makes Good Conversation

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-07-13 15:03:24

SUMMARY: The article highlights the celebration of with and watermelon, noting watermelon season peaks around July 4. The author reminisces about childhood memories of yellow watermelon and expresses a preference for seeded melons due to their superior . They share experiences buying watermelons from local farms and the art of selecting a perfect melon. Tips include checking for scars, thumping for a hollow sound indicating ripeness, and the color of the melon's underside. The piece also mentions old wives' tales, like using broom straw to test ripeness, emphasizing the cultural and personal joy of watermelon season.

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Sourwood – Great Honey and Fall Color

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ourmshome.com – Mark W. LaSalle, Ph.D. – 2024-07-13 09:18:51

SUMMARY: Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) stands out in landscapes with its arching habit, white flowers, and vibrant fall foliage. Known also as Sorrel Tree and Lily-of-the-Valley Tree, it has acidic leaves and elegant, white inflorescences. Scientifically named for its acidic properties (oxys) and the term for tree (dendron), Sourwood has various uses. Native Americans used its parts for medicinal remedies, and its wood is used for handles. Sourwood honey, produced mainly in the Appalachian region, is highly valued. Despite its limited presence in the deep south, its nectar supports pollinators, and the tree remains a favored native species for its beauty and adaptability.

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