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June 29, 2011

Celebrate the Fourth with Wild, American Shrimp!

I love the fourth of July! I say this even though I live at the beach where the crowds overwhelm our small island. I say this even though I own a restaurant and will be working on the fourth. I say this because it seems to be another occasion when Americans really celebrate with food. (more…)

June 21, 2011

Chilled Corn Soup for Summer Days

I am a southern girl down to core. As most of you know, I love pimento cheese, summertime tomatoes, and buttermilk fried chicken. And I admit that I even love the dog days of summer. Sure, I’ll banter about the heat index of 115 with the best of them, but that should not be confused with complaining. (more…)

June 15, 2011

Glass Onion Sides for Grilling Out

As the languid days of summer slip up on us, I like to imagine that everyone is spending their free time participating in classic summertime activities. I just love that Rockwellian image of families gathered around the grill or enjoying a picnic on the beach. (more…)

June 9, 2011

Summertime = Key Lime Pie

As I head south for a couple of days to enjoy a bit of time on Florida’s coast, I think it only appropriate that I repost the recipe for Ruth’s Key Lime Pie along with Ruth’s story. I can hardly wait to see her and her key lime pie! (more…)

June 1, 2011

Pimento Cheese — Simply Southern

For those of you outside the South, pimento cheese might be a foreign concept. I’ve heard tales of sightings above the Mason-Dixon Line, but I think these must be random at best. I believe only Southerners consider this mayonnaise-bound cheese and pepper spread to be a staple (more…)

May 25, 2011

Tis the season for a fish fry!

As I noted last week, the weather really does dictate so much about what you feel like cooking, and this week the rising temperatures down South make me realize that we best take advantage of this time when outside cooking can still be a pleasure rather than a sweaty chore! (more…)

May 17, 2011

Italian Sausage Ragout…Warms the Soul!

My grandmother introduced me to a new/old expression yesterday that I adore — “Blackberry Winter”. This refers to the last bit of cold we might have down South in the springtime that happens to coincide with the first blackberries! (more…)

May 9, 2011

Fried Chicken — Does Life Get Any Better?

Fried chicken has been on my mind of late. On a recent trip to New York City I experienced a midnight fried chicken dinner at Momofuku that I had to reserve a month in advance. A few days later at a Southern food summit hosted by Garden & Gun magazine right here in Charleston, (more…)

April 22, 2011

Strawberry Cobbler — The Perfect Spring Dessert!

Over the past 3 years of making desserts at the Glass Onion, I have learned that folks love cobbler! I think it is just the ultimate homey, soul-satisfying sweet.┬áRecently, I have been making Strawberry Cobbler with gorgeous South Carolina berries, and it seems the perfect spring dessert topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! (more…)

April 15, 2011

Deviled Eggs — Harbinger of Spring!

Deviled eggs are on my mind. Maybe it’s due to our abundance of eggs now that spring has sprung. This ideal weather and relatively long days makes for happy chickens out at the local farms. (more…)

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