Without a Recipe: Okra Originating in Ethiopia, the cultivation of okra spread across Western Africa, and from there to North America, with stops in Brazil, India, and the Caribbean along the way. We know it well fried and on the Read on!
New Southern Summer Salad When we think of Southern food, we call to mind simmered greens seasoned with pork, fried chicken, and creamy gravy. Comforting food, familiar, but maybe a little heavy. On our tables, there’s something very different going Read on!
Without a Recipe: Purple Hull Peas More peas, pretty please! Cowpeas (the family that includes black-eyed peas, creamer peas, and purple hull peas) are a Southern staple. Full of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals, these legumes offer plenty to love. Read on!
Skillet Fruit Crisp If we’re being honest, we should go ahead and admit that sometimes in the summer, we just eat pie for dinner. High on our list of favorites is this berry crisp. Baked in a skillet that goes Read on!
Without a Recipe: Berries Summer’s all about a windfall of berries: black, blue and dew. If you can keep yourself from devouring them by the handful, here are some great ways to enjoy the harvest. Stir fresh or frozen berries Read on!
Freedom Burgers This week, in honor of the upcoming Independence Day holiday, we celebrate the freedom to choose. Not just our burger toppings–although that is certainly sewn into the fabric of our culture–but also the freedom to choose what we Read on!
Tomato Tart with Chevre and Basil When perfect ingredients are at your fingertips, all you really need to do is not mess them up. Inundated with recipes and cooking advice, it’s easy to overdo things. But when ingredients are grown Read on!
Summer’s Here Eggplant Caponata Our favorite part of summer is people. Shrieking, barefooted children who fall asleep in a pile, neighbors who come by for a drink and a bite that turns into dinner, new friends at barbecues, family we Read on!
Without a Recipe: Eggplant Eggplants come in all shapes and sizes – from the delicate, lavender-and-white striped Rosa Bianca to long, slender bright purple Japanese varieties. You’ll see them in shades of green, white, and a rainbow of purples. All Read on!