Vegan Eats on 30A

If you are new to the 30A scene you might not know that it’s been rapidly expanding for well over a decade, as more and more people visit the area and decide to stay. I was one of those people 22 years ago, when with two babies in tow, I followed my own parents who…

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Quick Chicken & Dumplings

My daughter called me from the grocery store in Tuscaloosa today in a panic about what to purchase in order to make Chicken & Dumplings. Her cell phone was about to die, and she needed the info… pronto. She had decided that Sunday was the perfect time to have a go of it, and I…

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Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Crab cakes are a staple in many restaurants along the Gulf Coast often appearing on brunch menus topped with a poached egg and hollandaise, one of my top choices when dining out. I pick them apart to decipher the contents, to see if there is anything other than crabmeat, and then try to then recreate…

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The Best Boiled Peanuts

  If you have been following my blog, then you know that my grandparents were peanut farmers in Statesboro, Georgia, so it was bred into me early on to have a love for the legume, especially boiled. As a child living in Charleston, my family would pack up on the weekends to visit my grandparents….

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Jumbo Lump Crab Toast

This is a simple recipe, and one of my favorites to make, especially on a lazy, rainy, Sunday at home sipping on a chilled glass of Miraval. Fennel, scallions, parsley, and chives give this blue crab all the herbaceous goodness, while the fresh lemon adds a hint of acidity! Reach for the good mayo (I…

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Vietnamese Shrimp and Pork SummerRolls

Summer rolls are one of the most popular Vietnamese dishes you can find in the United States (other than pho), and for good reason. In the hotter seasons especially, there’s something irresistible about their cool freshness.

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Chef Jim Shirley of Great Southern Cafe in Seaside

One of the most beloved restaurants in Seaside is Great Southern Café. Known for their fresh local seafood and produce, fun loving staff, and a happy hour that is perfect for people watching on the side deck, the chef and owner is Jim Shirley. As a member of the state board of directors of the…

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Seaside: Cool Off with these Summer Eats

Brutal summer temps are unavoidable in the South. But with Seaside’s breezy beach to stroll, a plethora of refreshing swimming pools, and amazing restaurants with sweet and savory delights, you will feel chill in no time. The languid heat of summer is not an ideal time for pot-stirring, or for toiling over a Bolognese sauce…

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