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Celebrate Summer Safely

July is the month where we celebrate the independence of our nation. It is also a time when summer kicks into high gear, and many more people spend time in, on and around the water. It is for this reason that I encourage every person to practice safety while engaging..
July 2015—Behind the Scenes – Cover Story

July 2015—Behind the Scenes – Cover Story

Behind the Scenes with our Enterprising Women Amberleigh Carter & Christina Carter SW: What did you eat for breakfast this morning? AC: A hard boiled pasture-raised egg, uncured bacon, and a cup of fruit (all organic, of course). CC: Grapefruit, eggs, bacon, yogurt, and coffee, all organic! SW: What were..
What’s a Locavore?

What’s a Locavore?

For the fifth consecutive year, I joined the eat local challenge promising to eat only locally grown food for 30 days. If you interpret the challenge strictly, this means that you would only eat food caught or raised within 200 miles of your home. Never one to endure suffering gracefully,..
Hot and Smoky Baked Beans

Hot and Smoky Baked Beans

Recipe from Bon Appetit, July 1999 Ingredients: 6 bacon slices* 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 1/4 cups purchased barbecue sauce 3/4 cup dark beer 1/4 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 4 to..
Dad’s Famous Cajun Burgers

Dad’s Famous Cajun Burgers

  Gayden likes them big, thick and spicy!  Ingredients: 1 lb ground meat. (I like to use lean ground meat but for more flavor use ground round or chuck.) ½ cup of Italian breadcrumbs Tony Chachere’s to taste 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 egg 1 small onion finely chopped 2..
Greek Chicken or Lamb Kebabs

Greek Chicken or Lamb Kebabs

Original recipe adapted from Emeril. A family favorite at the beach. Love the feta spread!!! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion 1 TBSP grated lemon zest ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup chopped parsley ¼ cup chopped cilantro 3 TBSP chopped fresh mint 2 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin..
Mark Dudley’s Simply Perfect Smoked Meats

Mark Dudley’s Simply Perfect Smoked Meats

My friend Mark Dudley makes the best smoked meats. I anxiously await my invitation to their home each year for the annual Christmas party or other holidays because I know that Mark will have prepared a smoked turkey, brisket or pork butt. I have learned from him that the art..
The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

“I DON’T THINK you can really understand the South if you don’t understand barbecue, as food, process, and event” says John Shelton Reed in Barbecue Sociology. It’s July and the dog days of summer have arrived ablaze with a sultry, steamy barely whisper of a breeze. The last thing you..