Carol Arnold

Pumpkin parade – celebrating a fall favorite

Pumpkins — they’re the symbol of fall. The bright orange orbs delight children at Halloween and make delicious pies for Thanksgiving. But their versatility goes way beyond that ...

A day to celebrate traditions

Thanksgiving is a time for family — and extended family — to gather around a table laden with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and an array of other holiday foods. Area resi ...

Locally Yours: Pastured poultry tastes like more than chicken

Why, when asked what something tastes like, is the answer always “it tastes just like chicken?” It doesn’t matter whether the protein in question is alligator or rattlesnake ...

Family focus grows farming tradition

They just purchased their two-acre farm a year ago, but already the Gardemeyers are a familiar sight at farmers’ markets in Auburn, Colfax and the DeWitt Center. Colfax Hill Fam ...

Food gurus dish on favorite kitchen ‘friends’

If you like to cook, chances are you have a favorite kitchen gadget or utensil. Often it is something that saves time or simplifies cleanup. Or it is something that evokes pleasant ...

Locally Yours: Nothing tops the flavor of fresh tomatoes

I was re-reading my column from last year and I realized I whine a great deal about tomatoes. I whine because I only like them cooked. I whine because so many people grow them. I j ...