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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…

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…

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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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…
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The Magic of Gullah-Geechie Cuisine

The Magic of Gullah-Geechie Cuisine is everywhere throughout the Lowcountry of South Carolina. 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…
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Soothin' the Soul of the Gullah's

  It's Easter weekend and as I pass by the praise houses out on the Sea Islands, I think how these small places of worship provide a window to the past lives of the Gullah's of the Sea Islands.  They were so important to the Gullah…
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Hey Y'all We Can Still Enjoy Rack of Lamb!

Easter will be a lot different this year - no Easter bonnets, church services with all the Easter Lilies and flowers, little girls dressed up in their finest dresses and hair bows - but we can still enjoy Rack of Lamb.  We'll miss seeing all…