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5 Great Summertime Vegetable Dishes

Now's the time to cook these 5 great summertime vegetable dishes! Better hurry before it's too late. There’s just something very special about  Lowcountry summertime vegetables and time spent outdoors that makes it hard to let go of the…
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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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Chantilly Cake and Secrets of Southern Sweet Tea!

http://minetterushingcake.com/                            Painting by William Berra.  http://www.ellarichardson.com/ Pull up a front porch rocker, grab a cool glass of sweet tea, a slice of Chantilly cake and 'sit a bit' as…
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Peaches - the Joy of Cobblers, Pies and Shortcakes, Oh My!

  Sink your teeth into a tree-ripened South Carolina peach and let the juice trickle down your chin - now that’s the taste of summer in the South. No matter which corner of the Palmetto State you visit, you’ll find farmers selling…
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Summertime Means 'Mater Sammiches' and Tomato Pie!

Painting by Murray Sease - www.shineonart.com Summertime means 'mater sammiches'! Everyone knows there is no comparison between a hybrid grocery store tomato and the joy of the juiciest deliciousness of a vine-ripened 'mater' aged in the warmth…
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Indulgent Southern Barbecued Chicken

Who doesn't love barbecued chicken and summer is the season of impromptu get-togethers with new neighbors and catching up with longtime friends.  It's the perfect casual meal to serve outside with a watermelon salad and a cool drink. Now that…
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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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St. Helena Island, the Land of Gullah

DianeBrittonDunham - Gullah artist I like to call it one of the last frontiers - St. Helena Island the Land of Gullah. Biscuits, butter beans, and pecan pie are more than just shared recipes; they are the things that bind us together and…