Root City Market Brings Southern Makers & Shoppers Together

Root City Market is a quarterly pop-up market and Southern-made community that brings together makers who are proudly crafting in the South. Named after pioneering merchant Sidney Root, (who helped establish Grant Park) Root City Market is a grass roots community committed to connecting makers to eager consumers. Jen Soong, founder and curator of Root City […]

Ribs and Sauce Perfect for Labor Day

Growing up, Labor Day always marked the unofficial end of summer, and the beginning of football season, toasted marshmallows over an outdoor fire, and wondering whether the hot apple cider needs more cinnamon. The first Labor Day was held in 1882 to honor the American labor movement and the contributions workers have made to the […]

Squirrel Season Begins

For all of you that look forward to going out to the country to do a little hunting for wild game, I have some good news for you: the hunting season for the Sciurus Carolinensis or the common squirrel opens TODAY! According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, squirrel season begins on August 15th […]

It’s “Bowled” Peanut Time Again

Growing up in the north Georgia, the appearance of signs along rural highways advertising “Boiled Peanuts” (pronounced bowled peynuts) signaled the end of summer and the beginning of football season. As the temperature began to drop, we would put away our flip flops, don our flannel shirts and head for the Appalachian Mountains to “see […]

Hot Pepper Jelly How-to

Hot pepper jelly is the mainstay of a well stocked Southern pantry. Spooned over a generous portion of cream cheese, it is the go-to appetizer for many Southern hostesses. The hot, muggy climate seems to make for the perfect growing conditions for a wide variety of capsaicin-laden peppers. Sweet, tart, and spicy, hot pepper jelly […]

The Good, The Bad and The Rebel Flag

As a site that claims to celebrate all things Southern, we feel that we must opine on the subject of the Confederate flag; or more aptly, the “Rebel” flag. This is a hotly charged issue if you are a Southerner; one steeped in heritage, tradition and pride, but also in shame, resentment and hurt. In […]

J.R. Revelry Makes a Splash

So what is more fun than a Girl’s Night Out with your favorite blogging friends than a little swag to take home? After a fun evening with my BFFs (best foodie friends), we all got a kit for making a fresh bourbon cocktail. Lynn Lily of Craftbox Girls assembled the cute bags with a jigger […]