Okra. Some say it’s slimy, some say it’s the best fried vegetable on any southern table. I would have to agree with the latter. However, I have found a different recipe that is a cross between country and creole. Continue reading to transform a casserole into seafood gumbo.
On a recent trip to New Orleans, 007, Princess Van Gogh and I had the pleasure of hanging out in some the city’s most famous haunts. We were guests of an art auction where our dinners were included; so we took the opportunity to splurge on phenomenal treats, lunches, desserts and cocktails throughout the Big Easy. You can read about the rest of the trip here.
How many of you sold lemonade at a childhood stand? How much money did you earn? If you’d had these recipes at such a young age, you might have made more! How many books did you read that made you think that a glass of lemonade would quench any thirst? If the old way didn’t quench that thirst, then be sure to try these!
Who knew that grits were a healthy grain? I’ve cut down on carbs lately, so grits were on the “avoid” list until last Thursday. My sweet friend, Beth and I took a field trip to Wilsonville, AL to tour the grist mill owned and operated by McEwen & Sons. Why? Because like most southerners, I take pride in my grits and I want to prepare the freshest and healthiest possible. With a little research I discovered that Birmingham chefs like Frank Stitt, Chris Hastings and Clifton Holt serve McEwen & Sons Grits in their restaurants; so I scheduled an afternoon at Coosa Valley Milling & Hardware.
I love my husband’s job! Yes, of course I love it for all the obvious reasons, but I also love it when he is offered a business trip to any of our wondrous southern cities. Because I get to go, too!! During a recent trip to Charleston, SC, we strolled through the historic district and enjoyed a few delicious meals in some of Charleston’s best restaurants.
The first year of my marriage, I was very excited to prove my abilities in the kitchen to my new husband. As such, I brought many of my mama’s and my husband’s mom and grandmother’s recipes with us to Auburn, AL., where we were still in school. One of the first I decided to try was Mama’s Meatloaf.