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Cooking 101: How to Chop Vegetables (Lowcountry Red Rice)

I like knives. Some people collect shoes–I have friends with more than 300 pairs of shoes. I have 20. I have at least 10 knives–chef, santoku, boning, etc. A good knife is useless if you don’t know how to use it correctly. When I visit other folks who are doing cooking, especially ones who have […]

Chocolate Pie and Remembrance

The purpose of my writing this blog is to share with you all how we do food in the south, using my experiences growing up as a contrast to Francine’s urban homesteading take on things. We’ve taken a bit of a break as Francine has a new consultant position where she is able to put […]

Apricot Glazed Porkchops

The sun came out!  We had a great weekend of spring temperatures (in the high 60s) and could all relax and rejuvenate a little bit.  In my zealous attempt to enjoy the break from the dreary winter, I did no weekend cooking, which is unusual for me.  Instead, I attempted to make my work week […]

Southern Style “Brown” Rice

Ham. Oh, ham.  I knew I’d have a love affair with the pig when growing up we had it at all major holidays. I’ve eaten more than my fair share of half-hog barbecue (vinegar-based) at Thanksgiving and Christmas while a bone-in shank portion of ham was reserved for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, etc. Just […]

Beef and Barley Stew

  This was dinner tonight. Actually, it was leftover from last week and it reheated as if it was just cooked. The meat is velvety and falls apart in your mouth. To quote one of my favorite chefs, Anne Burrell, “Brown food tastes good!” Growing up, we had beef stew over white rice. Not that “pot […]

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