August is the busiest travel month of the year as most families try to fit in a vacation or long weekend before school starts back up. Many of us are trying to enjoy the last bits of summer or visiting family before settling into our […]
appetizers & snacks
In the South, “okra” is synonymous with “fried okra.” Fried okra is an absolute treat, especially when spiced and served with a delicious dipping sauce, but there are many other ways to enjoy okra. Okra can be roasted, added to stews and curries, pickled, […]
Like many people who live near oyster reefs, I have a love/love relationship with the slippery bivalves. Some people prefer them raw, some fried, some grilled with herbs and butter, and I like them all. Today is National Oyster Day, so letâs salute the briny fruit of the sea with a recipe based off one we ate in Austin, Texas while in town for the BlogHer Food 2013 conference.
In my house, we look forward to tomato season all year. We rush to farmers markets and produce stands in the summer, eagerly awaiting the sight of red, yellow, orange and pink tomatoes to take center stage in our everyday cooking. Itâs fun to see the colorful heirloom tomatoes on the counter, and sometimes I donât want to use them because they look so beautiful. Some have stripes, some have weird ridges and bumps, but they all have that perfectly tart and sweet, juicy flavor we all love.