May 28, 2017

Archives for June 2012

Batter up! Hear that call!

By Joe Miles Thirteen-year-old Delores Brumfield got out of her grandmother’s automobile and walked onto the baseball field at Pascagoula, Mississippi. It was early spring, 1946. She reported to Max Carey, president of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), who was supervising the league’s spring training try-outs for new prospective players. “I had Read More

simply sicilian — Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale

By Margie Roelands Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale has been produced for nearly 1,000 years. Families passed it on as an heirloom, bequeathed it to a daughter as part of her dowry, or used it as a gift when summoned to see a king or pope. In the Middle Ages, it was used as a disinfectant. It Read More

Bella’s Table—June/July 2012

By Estella Tullgren It’s the late spring, early summer time of year and what wonderful fresh food we have! I can hardly wait for that first warm tomato right out of the garden. As you can tell from my recipes in this issue…I Love Tomatoes—any way the tomatoes are prepared—in salads, in tarts, baked, broiled, Read More

Phlox and Swallowtail by Lucinda Reynolds


Women Can Ride

By Deb Peterson When Cathe Carnes fell and injured her knees while helping with the Katrina Hurricane cleanup, her running days were over for good. “You could ride a bicycle,” said her doctor. Oh, the power of suggestion. That one simple idea in the hands of a woman who thinks big has today become an Read More

M! Makeover: Karen McKee

Story and Styles by Jennifer Porter | Photographed by Anne-Camille Collins Karen McKee of Pottersville, Missouri is a two-time cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in August 2009. After surgery to remove the cancer, she was relieved to hear they were confident they had removed it all. A year later she was diagnosed Read More

simply sicilian — How to Store Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  By Margie Roelands The best containers for storing extra virgin olive oils are those made of tinted glass, porcelain, or stainless steel. Oil should never be stored in plastic or in reactive metals. The ideal temperature for storing olive oil is 57°F, although a normal room temperature of 70ºF works very well if the Read More

Scrapbooks and Friendship — Cathy Sullivant’s Specialties

By Deb Peterson | Photographed by Deb Peterson More than three years ago, Cathy Sullivant showed up at Changes, Adam Welch’s hair salon in Mountain Home, with a basket full of goodies. There was nothing very expensive in it—chocolate chip cookies, Butterfinger candy bars, white cake with buttercream frosting, vanilla ice cream, a couple bottles Read More

2012 Father Daughter Ball

From the 1st Annual Father Daughter Ball at The Sheid, May 14. Photographed by Tabitha Porter. We did our best to get everyone’s name right. If you see an error, please let us know by sending an email to