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Experience 7 Gullah Historic Sites in Charleston

Gullah is a vibrant culture native to the Lowcountry of South Carolina and there are places to experience Gullah in Charleston. Anyone who visits will hear the word Gullah at some point and want to know more about it.   The Gullah…
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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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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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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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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…
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Lowcountry Crab Cakes

Shout hallelujah - it's time for Lowcountry Crab Cakes! Let the trumpets sound as we can once again enjoy the best blue crab from the waters of the South Carolina coast. It's hard to imagine the fun we had just this time last year.  Now that…
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Fried Shrimp for Supper!

Fried Shrimp for Supper tonight!  What a joy to have these fresh from the ocean shrimp available just minutes from our house. Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. The world always seems brighter when you've…