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Farmers Market Meets Iron Chef

Culinary Tours of Charleston hosts a wonderful Farmers Market Tour that concludes with a fabulous five course feast prepared by a local chef. Here’s the dessert from a tour I took earlier this week – blueberry ice cream over Texas … Continue reading

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Big, Fat, Delicious Blueberry Eclairs

For me, blueberries are a fruit laden with delicious memories of summers’ past. Hot July days of my youth were often spent picking plump, purple berries off the prolific bush on our farm and popping them directly into my greedy … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Screams For Ice Cream

In the South, summer is as much about squeaky screen doors, slowly swaying hammocks, sweet tea and fireflies as it is about watermelon, peaches, and that perennial summer staple, ice cream. So, with the official launch of summer yesterday, it’s … Continue reading

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Time is Ripe for Tomatoes

As we all prepare to greet fall and her cooler air and promise of crisp apples and warming winter squash, don’t yet shut the door on tomatoes and the lingering taste of summer they can offer all year round.  At … Continue reading

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Petite Packages, Huge Lowcountry Flavor

When I was a kid growing up in rural Massachusetts, Memorial Day meant summer, summer meant long vacations in Maine, and vacations in Maine meant long days clambering on rocky beaches and splashing in cool waters with my brothers, sister … Continue reading

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Fuss-Free Eggplant Tapenade Tartlets for Labor Day

One of my favorite long weekends of the year, Labor Day is all about relaxing with family and friends, watching football and tennis, and preparing and eating delicious food. While barbecue, hot dogs and beer are popular Labor Day fare, … Continue reading

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A Return From Savannah with Delicious Reports – stay posted!

Hello friends!   Forgive my recent absence. I’ve been in Savannah eating and researching for Savannah Chef’s Table. I found all sorts of goodies, including this from Cha Bella, an extra locally and carefully sourced restaurant in downtown Savannah.  This … Continue reading

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Summertime is Peach and Sweet Tea Time

What a summer it’s been! Record-breaking heat, rock’n roll world economy, riots in London – craziness! It all just makes you want to reach for a peach – the ultimate heat-buster and soul-soother. And, the great news is that, at least in … Continue reading

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Are You Feeling the Tart Love?

I was so pleased to receive a link to this post by food blogger/journalist/chef and author-to-be, Hillary Davis, earlier today. She wrote a wonderful review about Tart Love: Sassy, Savory and Sweet. Thank you, Hillary! Here’s the link: http://thebestcookbookslist.typepad.com/the-best-cookbooks-list-typepad.com/the-best-cookbooks-list/2011/07/cookbook-review-tart-love.html Here’s … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato and Garlic Tart with Fresh Marjoram and Fontina

We’re getting nice and close to the publication launch of Tart Love, so there will just be a few more tart “tempter” recipes on the blog before the book’s actual release on October 1. This delicious and delightfully easy tart … Continue reading

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