Wordless News July 20, 2013

  July 20, 2013

      Click here for the post of the week.       About Maria Fabrizio   Each weekday, Maria’s love for news and habit of predawn doodling converge…

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The Wedge Salad: Summertime Perfect

  July 20, 2013

By Tracie Broom July 20, 2013 It’s not the least labor-intensive salad in the world, but once you’re gathered around a table with friends for a midsummer lunch with cold…

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Fresh Watermelon Salad

  July 19, 2013

By Jan PinningtonJuly 19, 2013Healthy Hands Cooking 1/2 watermelon, scooped into balls (save the shell) 1 cup fresh blueberries 2 stalks celery, chopped fine 2 green onions, chopped fine 10…

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Chomp!

  July 19, 2013

By Ron Aiken July 19, 2013 A Few Words About Crust(s) Last week, Chomp! revealed his strong feelings against bad pizza crusts, demonic breadsticks and basically the utter pathos of…

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Day 17: Purple Martins at Bomb Island

  July 19, 2013

Cathy Monetti July 18, 2013 In the three hours we cruised Lake Murray, we saw four—five maybe?—other boats. So it should not have struck me as particularly noteworthy that our…

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Is Heaven Real?

  July 19, 2013

By Mike DuBose with Blake DuBose July 19, 2013 Will our souls go on to Heaven, or will all of our thoughts and emotions simply cease with our last breath?…

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Auldbrass

  July 19, 2013

By Temple Ligon July 19, 2013 Auldbrass, Frank Lloyd Wright’s working farm near Beaufort, will open for tours on the first weekend in November. This is a rare event and…

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The Subtropics Mean Rain – How Quickly We Forget

  July 19, 2013

By Tom Poland July 18, 2013    Columbia’s planetary address is 34.0007 degrees north, 81.0348 degrees west. That places it between the equator and the 38th parallel, and that places…

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Wine Knowledge: Wine Confusion

  July 18, 2013

Robert Sox July 18, 2013  Buying wine is confusing.  Whether you are in a retail store or at a restaurant, there are so many factors to consider.  Most people can…

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Pacific Rim: Godzilla vs. Badass Robots

  July 18, 2013

By Kevin Hyde There was so much I liked and appreciated about Pacific Rim, the new film by the wondrously imaginative Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, I left the theater…

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Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan

  July 13, 2013

By Kevin Hyde July 12, 2013 Filmmaker Jeff Miller is having quite a year. The Columbia native and University of South Carolina graduate who made low-budget yet memorable horror movies…

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Chomp!

  July 13, 2013

By Ron Aiken July 11, 2013 Let’s All Go to LaBrasca’s! People have strong feelings about LaBrasca’s Pizza, Chomp! has discovered. Chomp!’s mom, in fact, is one of them. When…

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Day 10: Just For Fun

  July 13, 2013

Cathy Monetti July 9, 2013 What I feared might be true is true, as it turns out. I’m too busy to work a little fun into every day. It’s not…

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Picking Produce

  July 12, 2013

      Picking Produce  By Kristen Tice, MS, RD, CSSD, LDJuly 12, 2013    If you’re looking for expert help and advice in creating a well-rounded sports nutrition plan…

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Optimists right on Bull Street

  July 12, 2013

By Temple LigonJuly 12, 2013 In the past two weeks Columbia City Council voted its approval of the 20-year agreement with Greenville developer Bob Hughes over his purchase and build-out…

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The Bum Plant

  July 12, 2013

By Tom Poland July 12, 2013 I grew up in Georgia near a country store. In 1961 I worked there as a boy stocking shelves and pumping gas. I heard…

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Whole Foods. Whole Paycheck? Think Again!

  July 12, 2013

By Clare Morris July 12, 2013 To all you non-foodies out there who have avoided really shopping at Whole Foods Market since they opened last fall, you are totally missing…

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Frogmore Stew: Winter or Summer?

  July 12, 2013

By Tracie Broom I do a shrimp boil in my yard each December for a high school friend who lives in Italy now (I know, rough), so I associate Frogmore…

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Chomp!

  July 5, 2013

By Ron Aiken July 5, 2013 Road Trip Food!! Sometimes Chomp! hits the road. Sometimes Chomp! needs to see mountains, OK? Sometimes Chomp! Needs to breathe scorched diesel fumes, see…

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Hot Stuff to Do on July 4th Weekend in Columbia

  July 5, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC- July 5 – 9, 2013 – There’s so much going on this weekend in the Capital City; it’s hard to choose!  Don’t miss Color Columbia, a mural competition on…

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American Flag Mixed Berry Pie

  July 5, 2013

By Jan PinningtonJuly 5, 2013Healthy Hands CookingAmerican Flag Mixed Berry Pie •    2 Frozen Pie Crusts (whole-grain if possible)•    2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced•    2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries,…

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The Girls of Cabin 7

  July 5, 2013

By Cathy Rigg Monetti TheDailyGrace July 5, 2013 The summer before 7th grade, I went away to camp for five weeks. It was an extraordinarily long time to be away…

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Wordless News July 5, 2013

  July 5, 2013

        Click here for the post of the week.       About Maria Fabrizio   Each weekday, Maria’s love for news and habit of predawn doodling…

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Columbia Opera House, Part II

  June 28, 2013

By Temple Ligon June 28, 2013 The feasibility of a first-rate opera house in Columbia was discussed last week, but the term opera house might have been a bit misleading.…

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Down A Graveled Road, Part I

  June 28, 2013

 By Tom Poland June 28, 2013 Hotels, History, & Huguenots Late May, a beautiful day. A blue-sky, cotton-ball cloud kind of day. Photographer Robert Clark and I are deep in…

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30 Days of Fun

  June 28, 2013

By Cathy Rigg Monetti TheDailyGrace June 28, 2013 This I believe about summer: It lasts about five days. Here’s why I say that: 1. You hardly notice June. Right? What…

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Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich

  June 28, 2013

By Jan Pinnington June 28, 2013 Healthy Hands Cooking Your kids will love this nutritious meal that is delicious and healthy and also packed with the cheesy goodness they crave!…

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Getting Wild: Chanterelle Mushrooms

  June 28, 2013

By Scott Hall, Executive Chef, Bone-In Artisan BBQ on Wheels and Scott Hall Catering June 28, 2013 You can find Scott Hall’s notorious Bone-In Artisan BBQ on Wheels food truck…

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World War Z: Save me Brad Pitt!

  June 28, 2013

By Kevin Hyde June 28, 2013  I wish it was boring, so I could title the review, World War Zzzzzzz … Or maybe if it really sucked, I could call…

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Chomp!

  June 28, 2013

By Ron Aiken June 28, 2013 Columbia’s Most Under-Appreciated Dishes, Vol. I Back in April, Chomp! wrote about Two Items Your Sushi Chef is Most Proud of That You Never…

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The Vine That Eats The South

  June 21, 2013

By Tom Poland June 21, 2013   In Georgia, the legend says that you must close your window at night to keep it out of the house. The glass is tinged…

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Preparing for your next endurance event

  June 21, 2013

By Kristen Tice, MS, RD, CSSD, LD June 20, 2013 You’ve probably noticed that triathlons, marathons, trail runs, mud runs and tough mudders are all the rage nowadays. You’ve likely…

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Wordless News June 21, 2013

  June 21, 2013

      Click here for the post of the week.       About Maria Fabrizio   Each weekday, Maria’s love for news and habit of predawn doodling converge…

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How old is old?

  June 20, 2013

By Reba Hull Campbell June 20, 2013 When I was a child, my definition of old was my parents and their friends. Anyone who had kids, went to work, drove…

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Man of Steel: New Superman franchise is up, up and away

  June 20, 2013

By Kevin Hyde June 20, 2013  Despite its excellent marketing and enticing trailers, Man of Steel’s mixed early reviews and less-than-rapturous word of mouth—not to mention my on-going superhero fatigue—conspired…

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A first-class opera house in Columbia?

  June 20, 2013

By Temple Ligon June 20, 2013   Could happen; probably won’t, but it could The Crescent, the Amtrak passenger train, runs between the District of Columbia and New Orleans, where a…

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