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How to make Crisp and Tender Crab Cakes

Image of crisp and tender crab cakes was taken on Hilton Head Island at Poseiden Restaurant in Shelter Cove. They are located mid-island in the heart of the dining, shopping, and entertainment region offering seafood, steaks, and so much more.…
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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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My Favorite Shrimp and Grits

My favorite shrimp and grits is the one served at Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and invented by the late and legendary Bill Neal. No other version of this Southern classic is more renowned. Bill was a gifted chef, restaurateur,…
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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…