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Amelia Adams

  • The Walton Tribune
  • Amelia Adams is a former Walton County teacher and a food columnist. Her e-mail address is melie@monroeaccess.net.
Saturday 07/28/2018
Lessons from a retired policeman can teach us all how to live better
Posted: July 28, 2018 - 12:00 am

A few weeks back, a retired policeman, who often trained officers in metro Atlanta, offered the advice he gave to rookies to keep them out of trouble in my local newspaper, The Newnan-Times Herald. I have edited them slightly so youngsters can read them.

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Saturday 05/26/2018
Rice is a staple around the world for its ease of cooking and versatility
Posted: May 26, 2018 - 12:00 am

Rice supplies the diet of more human beings than any other plant, even wheat. Because we have so many complements to entrees in America, perhaps we are sorely unaware of its power.

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Saturday 04/21/2018
Bringing back forbidden shallots, leeks to the grocery list and dinner table
Posted: April 21, 2018 - 12:00 am

My mother’s kitchen sorely missed an ingredient I use almost daily:  onions. During my father’s service during WWII, he declared the food in the mess hall contained a host of this ingredient in unfamiliar dishes. Afterward, that root vegetable was forbidden on North Madison Avenue. However, since I have left that abode, I have a passion for alliums, as they are known, far past the papery orbs.

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Saturday 03/24/2018
A word or two on the joys of grammar from a former English educator
Posted: March 24, 2018 - 12:00 am

We, who are of an age, remember the study of grammar as the fulcrum of our English instruction. Grammar books, rather than literature texts, were meant to be thoroughly memorized and its rules applied in the classroom and out.

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Thinking of others, and sending them a reminder, at least once a week
Posted: February 24, 2018 - 12:00 am

In late spring, I wrote of moving, untraditional advice from Supreme Court Justice John Roberts on the occasion of his son’s middle school graduation. This address caught the attention of many readers as I have enjoyed the comments from many opposing views that come together in approval for truthful axioms about maturity.

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Saturday 01/27/2018
Remembering a fine cut of pork at Homecomings past, and stews today
Posted: January 27, 2018 - 12:00 am

I always loved Homecomings at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church; they came in summer’s heat, but we of an age did not mind paper fans, overhead swirlings and sleeveless dresses. Because my Pa Jim sang in the choir, the anthem was my favorite part of the service. I could watch him just sit and be happy so when his bass was featured, I strained to hear his voice.

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Saturday 12/23/2017
‘The Fixer,’ and a wonderful chicken Tetrazzini recipe for the entire family
Posted: December 23, 2017 - 12:00 am

My beloved mother Bill Armstrong was known to her immediate family as “The Fixer.” Whenever she thought life awry for those she loved, Bill rolled into action to redirect the situation as she saw the better outcome. As most of us know, this formidable task is seldom accomplished with mutual agreement. However, she always had the last word as she rolled her eyes with “That’s all right,” when we all knew she meant the opposite.

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Saturday 11/25/2017
Learning to pray in a seat of humility as Thanksgiving comes into sight
Posted: November 25, 2017 - 12:00 am

During my first viewing of “Gone with the Wind,” I was entranced by the prie dieu chairs the O’Hara family used for serious prayer with rosaries. Even though my wonderful next door neighbor, Dot Briscoe, was Catholic, I never saw the same furniture in her home. From then on, I viewed such humble chairs with interest.

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Saturday 09/23/2017
Falling for fall, food and all of the wonderful things it has to offer
Posted: September 23, 2017 - 12:00 am

August’s ending seemed the beginning of fall’s tempered season, not the swelter of summer’s end. While the beach’s last call seems out of place in such weather, sultry bows to cool in foreshadowing the season which seems to curry opposing sentiments.

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Saturday 01/21/2017
My daily food regimen
Posted: January 21, 2017 - 12:00 am

The inundation of ads on TV and news­print parlay the resolution of becoming the visual person of one’s dreams is heavy upon us. Most statistics show that falling off the diet wagon and slowly pulling away from gym appearances begins in about a month. Very few of us do not fight the battle of weight, especially as we age.

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