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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 […]

Tomato Pie

The dog days of summer continue to bake broil us to death here in the south.  In addition to corn, strawberries, boiled peanuts and colorful squash and zucchini, the staple of the summer here in the south is the almighty tomato.  We grow plump, juicy ones that have a sweet acidity–unlike those round red things […]

Quick n Dirty Weeknight Marinara

From the time you walk in to sitting at table you’re ready in less than thirty minutes. Nothing fancy but who needs fancy? Beats the heck out of ordering a pizza.

Easy Gumbo

Easy Gumbo with White Rice I know this isn’t a summer dish.  It’s hot outside.  Who in their right mind would want this on a hot summer night?  Well, I did.  See, I’m very ADHD and sometimes when I’m watching one of the talking heads on TV cooking something, I have the urge to immediately […]

Ole! Lima Bean Cassoulet

The lima bean, (phaseolus lunatus), a greatly maligned and often overlooked legume, is coming back to the dinner table. Sometimes also called “butter beans” because of their buttery texture, lima beans are high in fiber, protein, manganese, folate, potassium, iron and copper. Beans and grains are becoming more and more of a household staple for […]

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