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Okra's Powerful Secret Beginnings

Paintings in this post are by Kevin Chadwick.  www.ellarichardson.com   It was a daring move on the part of those captured in West Africa to secretly bring reminders, such as okra, of their homeland with them aboard ship. Their bravery…

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Southern Cooking, Welcome to the Land of Shrimp, Collards & Grits, Author Pat Branning, Author Pat Branning

Welcome to Southern Traditions, a place where food and history meet.  Illustrated with fine art from many of the South’s most noted artists, this book is a true Southern experience that will echo on in the hearts of all. Welcoming family and friends into our homes is more than serving a meal.  It’s about our greatest tradition of all, Southern Hospitality. Venture into Airy Hall Plantation, deep in the ACE Basin of South Carolina, where the tradition of polo and fox hunting are still enjoyed.  Travel inside Red Bluff Plantation, a place rarely seen or photographed, for an oyster roast celebration. Celebrate Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day with elegant table decor, and food fit for the occasion.  Discover one of Charleton’s greatest traditions, the Spoleto Festival. Plan on Sunday Supper in the South to become a time-honored tradition in your home and learn the recipes that will keep ’em coming back for more!

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Crab Cracking on Edisto

Painting by Mark Hiles - Zoll Studio of Fine Art Please note that the hours of operation at Flowers Seafood and Geechie Boy Mill may have changed due to COVID-19.  Call before planning a trip for those delicious blue crab! Finding comfort…
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Banana Pudding Made Easy

Bluffton artist Murray Sease captures the perfect place for outdoor entertaining, titled Seven Oaks. www.shineonart.com This post will feature exclusively the works of artist Murray Sease. Making your own scrumptious, mouth-watering Southern…
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Southern Fried Chicken Secrets

Photo is courtesy of Husk restaurant, Charleston. www.huskrestaurant.com Who doesn't look forward to picking up and biting into a succulent piece of Southern Fried Chicken? There was a time when I loved gardening, having a hoe in my hand,…
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The Magic of Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Down Southern Roads During this period of isolation, sometimes it's good to just get out of the house and go for a drive in the country.  You might even run into some Strawberry Rhubarb Jam! When I get off the interstate and follow the fence…

Farm to Table

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Let's Get Cookin' Rice Fritters and Soulful Shrimp

We welcome to the land of Shrimp, Collards, and Grits - delicious things like Rice Fritters and Soulful Shrimp from the land of gracious plenty, where strangers say hello and someone's heart is always bein' blessed. Pull up a front porch rocker…
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World's Best Cheeseburger!

It's a beautiful day here in South Carolina for creating the world's best cheeseburger!  Let's get started. Today, restaurants and schools and many of our beaches remain closed and many are sheltering at home.  I am so blessed to live where…

Art

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Discovering the Mystery of Bonny Hall Plantation

It was early  March when Andrew and I received an invitation to come to Bonny Hall Plantation deep in the heart of the ACE Basin. Once a thriving rice plantation before the Civil War, Bonny Hall sits along the Combahee River, a place owned…
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St. Helena Island, the Land of Gullah

Featured painting by Diane Britton Dunham. Hey everyone!  I just want to take a moment during this chaotic time to send you my best wishes for your health and safety. For the most part I am staying home, washing my hands and trying to stay…