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Celebrating Southern Drawls, Southern Food and Southern Susan

When I remember Susan Shaffer, her very southern accent is the first thing that comes to mind. It always makes me smile. Twangy drawls were one of the things that Susan and I had in common. After twenty-five years of living in the Lowcountry, I've been able to tone my eastern North Carolina articulation down a good bit. Susan's cadence was a constant. Her words were always spoken slowly, softly and honestly. I miss my friend. With Susan on my mind, I'd like to share a few very southern recipes. This week's offerings are from a food photo shoot taken at my home a couple of years ago. Susan's husband, Mark, was the photographer, and Susan joined him at ...

Bursting with Blueberries

It's that time of year again – Blueberry Season! South Carolina summers bring ripe blueberries to roadside stands, farmers’ markets and local grocery stores. Round and smooth-skinned blueberries are juicy and sweet. Cultivated blueberries comprise the majority of those that reach the market and the season can span from May through October. Choose blueberries that are firm, uniform in size and indigo blue with a silvery frost. Discard shriveled or molded berries. Don’t wash the berries until you’re ready to use them. They can be stored in a single layer in a moisture-proof container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Fresh blueberries are ...

For the Love of ‘Shrooms

Thanks to the deluge of summer showers that we've been experiencing on Lady's Island, our yard has been full of all kinds of wild mushrooms. The neighborhood squirrels have been feasting, and sometimes gorging, on the various toadstools. Smart little darlings, they are. They can instinctively tell the delicious mushrooms from the poisonous ones. Vince and I have been going through a mushroom phase, too. Well, at least I have. Vince is kind of an unwitting accomplice since he's subject to dining on whatever I'm inspired to cook. Luckily for both of us, I've recently created a few really tasty mushroom delights. I made Mushroom Cobbler for the first ...

Celebrating the Beaufort International Film Festival – Southern Style!

 Roll out the red carpet! The 9th annual Beaufort International Film Festival is in full swing with film makers, directors, screen writers, movie stars and lots of film-loving fans. Our local film festival is a heatwave of fun and excitement during what is typically a chilly February. This year's festival celebrates all things southern. The recipes this week feature a taste (actually, a great big gourmet bite) of the south and showcase some of my favorite things: chicken, peaches, broccoli, pimento cheese and bourbon. According to MovieMaker magazine, the Beaufort International Film Festival has been rated as “one of the 25 coolest general film ...