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Olive Oil: A Kitchen Staple

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ourmshome.com – Julian Brunt – 2024-05-12 13:51:52

SUMMARY: Discovering the quality of truly good olive oil is a trend on the rise. While decent options can occasionally be found in supermarkets, such as an unfiltered Sicilian oil at Rouses, exploring online selections offers a broader variety of premium oils. Shopping online provides the benefit of detailed flavor profiles and customer reviews, which are lacking when viewing bottles in-store. A notable find is Frantoia, a high-quality olive oil made in Sicily, renowned for its adherence to traditional Sicilian olive oil pressing methods. Although pricier, Frantoia is praised for its rich flavor profile, making it ideal for drizzling over dishes rather than cooking. The author shares a personal recipe to highlight the transformative power of high-quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), suggesting that once you've tasted the “good stuff,” you'll never return to ordinary supermarket oils.

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Old Sayings Say It Best

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-05-22 18:42:47

SUMMARY: In 2020, during a hand-sanitizer shortage due to , finding an old bottle felt like winning a lottery. This experience highlights the relevance of old sayings and proverbs, especially in Southern culture. Southerners are known for their vivid expressions, which are often centuries old and not unique to the South, such as “a wolf in sheep's clothing” and “as poor as owl's grease.” Many proverbs have ancient origins, Biblical, German, Italian, and Spanish roots. Folklore sayings like “let a sleeping dog lie” and “make hay while the sun shines” remain popular and convey wisdom succinctly.

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American Idol Top 5 Finalist Zachariah Smith Drops Latest Heartfelt Single “Rainy Days”

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ourmshome.com – omshome – 2024-05-22 14:44:23

SUMMARY: Mississippi-based singer-songwriter Zachariah Smith released his heartfelt single “Rainy Days” on May 17. The song, inspired by personal experiences, blends soulful vocals with touching lyrics, resonating with country music fans. Dedicated to Shelly Summerford, an inspirational figure in his , it reflects themes of resilience, optimism, and faith. Smith's journey includes being a Top 5 Finalist on American Idol, which led to performing with the band Foreigner. Known for hits like “American Grace” and “Midnight in Mississippi,” Smith explores deeper themes with “Rainy Days.” Fans can anticipate three more singles by summer's end, with updates available on his website and social .

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Chef Regina Charboneau: Natchez Native and ‘The Queen of Biscuits’

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ourmshome.com – Rebecca Turner – 2024-05-20 07:53:08

SUMMARY: Every good biscuit is made with love, and Natchez, Mississippi, the title of Biscuit Capital of the World since 2008, home to Chef Regina Charboneau, the Queen of Biscuits. Raised in Natchez, Charboneau pursued culinary experiences nationwide, opening Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco and returning home to establish a culinary legacy. Natchez celebrated IHOP's biscuit menu addition in 2023, enhancing its biscuit fame. Chef Charboneau's secret lies in her unique biscuit technique involving a mix of margarine and butter, with laminated dough for flaky layers. She shares her skills at her Saturday brunch and cooking classes.

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