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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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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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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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Gullah- Geechee Roots Run Deep

Featured artist Kevin Chadwick.  www.ellarichardson.com   Due South from Charleston, South Carolina down Highway 17 across vast expanses of marshlands, through palmetto-studded live oak hammocks and dark-water cypress swamps, the…
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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…
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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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The Magic of Gullah-Geechie Cuisine

Painting of Gullah women at Village Creek is by Sandra Roper. Once our restaurants open again, a drive to Charleston to discover the magic of Gullah-Geechie cuisine should be on the top of your bucket list.  It is an experience guaranteed…