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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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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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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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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…
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Amazing Shrimp and Heirloom Grits

  For nearly a century, Jimmy Red heirloom corn was used by bootleggers to make moonshine, touted by many as the very best ever  - but I use them for making amazing Shrimp and Heirloom Grits. Talk about a Sunday supper in the South.…