A Little Something for Hot Sauce Snobs

Don’t even go there! We know all of you “hot sauce in my bag” folk think your hot sauce is the sauciest. We contend (holding finger up, rolling eyes) that you cannot claim hot sauce snobbery until you have tried a variety of hot sauces. Come on now, let us help you earn your credentials.  …

Well, Kiss My Grits!

When Flo said “Well, kiss my grits!” on the TV show “Alice” we all would crack up. Maybe it was her southern accent that was amusing or it could have been that veiled directive to kiss her hind parts, whatever the case, we laughed. Our grits are not a laughing matter. They are very serious….

An Ode to Music City

No one can talk about or visit Nashville without at least one nod to the city’s music, which is as diverse as the people though sometimes it is not obvious. The name “Music City” is said to have been named such by Queen Victoria after hearing the renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers perform in the late…

Cheers to Lady Tanqueray

For three days, Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York, has been posting the most incredible story of Lady Tanqueray. She is one of the most fascinating human beings he has ever featured. All we can say is that we are here for her. We love the Lady Tanqueray. She should be all of our…

Must be Jelly ’cause Jam…

Do you know the difference between jelly, jam and preserves? Aha! Let us help. According to How Stuff Works: The difference between the three spreads comes in the form that the fruit takes. In jelly, the fruit comes in the form of fruit juice. Jelly has the smoothest consistency and is usually clear. In jam,…

Cold Weather Coffee Recipes

A cup of hot coffee in the mornings is what some of us live for, but a cup of hot coffee in cold weather is survival. The jolt of the caffeine helps wonders but there is also something comforting about holding a mug and taking a sniff of coffee that warms the cockles of one’s…

Treat Yourself with Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Balls

Do you find yourself lounging around the house watching soap operas or binge-watching Netflix while eating bon bons? Are you throwing back the drugstore variety of chocolate? Our Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Balls will elevate that experience. No self-respecting person-of-leisure can say no to Pappy’s hand-crafted in Kentucky bourbon balls topped with a pecan.  In…

Complete Your Home Bar with Walker

We love Walker Feed Company’s products and are proud to carry them. Made in Nashville, Walker makes some of the best essentials for your home bar.  Their Hot Sea Salt can top off your Bloody Mary or be added to your BBQ sauce or rib rub blend.  We carry their Spicy Bloody Mary Mix as…

Oh So You’re Bitter? No? Oh You WANT Bitters

We don’t want you to be bitter about a thing. It’s not a good look, but we do want you to consider bitters for your cocktails and a few other non-traditional uses around the house. We sell some of the very best.  Woodford Reserve Aromatic Bitters are crafted and barrel-aged like their bourbon. They are…

Excuse Me, There’s a Little Liquor on Your Chin

Is there anything worse than that dribble of liquor on the chin when all you want to do is enjoy a cocktail or two or three? It is really bad when it happens and you don’t have the proper cocktail napkin in your hand or nearby. Well, we can help. Our cocktail napkins are totally…

That Time the Peach and Ginger Tied the Knot

It was a big deal. They merged their individual qualities to make one amazing spread. The marriage of the two timeless flavors was epic. The smoke…the flavor…the delectable dinners.  Will you celebrate this union with us?  Our Smoky Ginger Peach Spread is a glorious way to change up a few of your home cooked recipes….

Can We Get Some Dap for Our Dopp Kit?

  Travelers know the importance of owning the right dopp kit for toiletries and other important items. There is something to be said about a functional unfangled dopp kit. So, Riley Land Collection created one.  The RLC Dopp Kit can house everything from your shaving equipment to your corkscrew to, well, a brush or bottle…

Swooning Over Meyer Lemon Curd

Is it just us? Oh. Okay. But we do believe Meyer Lemon Curd is swoonable, especially our Meyer Lemon Curd. The thought of our curd in a tart, torte and pie or on toast makes our knees buckle. Imagine it slathered over a roasting chicken.  How have I lived all these years without this delicacy?…

Get Your Freekeh On!

It’s a grain and a superfood. Freekeh is an ancient Palestinian grain that has become a hot new superfood. This wholesome specialty passed down from generation to generation is flame-roasted green wheat that is sun dried, then crushed. Since the wheat is harvested green, it is naturally  higher in nutrients, especially fiber and protein. The…

Why is Susan So Lazy?

We don’t mean to gossip, but we hear that Susan is lazy? So you’ve heard it too? Well, in our neck of the woods, we think Susan is smart. Quite smart.  Okay, so Lazy Susan is really a rotating server placed in the center of a table, holding condiments, food, and regularly used items like…

A Little Southern Lore about Colanders and Indigo

Indigo was a cash crop throughout the South, especially in the Gullah-Geechee Corridor. Enslaved Africans cultivated and harvested indigo for export, but for personal use they treated indigo as a treasure. It was used for dying yarns and threads for clothing and fabric, put in a paint mixture used to decorate their homes and some…

Grandma’s Wooden Spoons

A friend told me the story of her grandma’s wooden spoons. As a child, her grandma would be working in the kitchen, preparing food for the day. Nearby on a counter or in her apron pocket was her trusty wooden spoon. In fact, she had a drawer of them that she used for God’s only…