So, it's Thanksgiving week. Time for family, friends, gathering around celebrating and giving thanks. If your loved ones are staying with you, you might be a wee tired of the chatter. If so...fix them something to quiet the storm. Savory kolache's may be the key to all of your sanity. Could also be booze, but… Continue reading Tired of them talking? Shove this in their mouths
Chicken. Poultry. Yard bird. Did you know, whatever you call it, it's one of the most used proteins in our kitchens and restaurants. It is delicious! So delectable it is that has been celebrated in Rose Hill, NC (home to the world's largest frying pan!) for the past 5 years! This year's Jubilee kicks of… Continue reading NC Poultry Jubilee
I don't know if y'all know this, but BBQ is kinda a big deal down here. Whether it's vinegar, ketchup, or mustard based, there are strong opinions, but when it comes to eatin', you are hard pressed to beat Lexington style BBQ. Sweet, but tangy, usually just the butt, but you may find a whole… Continue reading Barbeque Festival
It's not over for some of us. Winds have died down, rains, however, persist. If you don't have power and are hungry but can't stomach another bag of funyuns, not to worry! Between rain bursts, grab the hero of Southern kitchen everywhere, the cast iron skillet and fire up your grill. Whether it's coal or… Continue reading No Power? No Problem.
When we were younger, hurricane season was a special, scary time of year. Being Southerners, we fear threat of ice and snow more than hurricanes. We clear stores out of batteries, water, generators, snacks, and of course,any hooch is availale. Once you're settled in, it's time to grill and chill as hard as you can,… Continue reading What Else Are We Gonna Do?
When one thinks about the south, a lot of things that pop into one's mind. Fried chicken, biscuits, sweet tea, cicadas, Spanish moss, catfish, moonshine...I could go on for DAYS! Literally. One big staple meal down here is of course, shrimp & grits. It's not for everyone. You either love grits or you haven't had… Continue reading Hold My Wine, Kiss My Ghost Grits
A little more than an hour southeast of Raleigh, NC, travelers will find themselves in Rose Hill, NC. This weekend is the 42nd annual Duplin Winery Grape Stomp. This regional favorite is sold out this year (it's popular, tickets go FAST), so put it on your radar for next year. Saturday, September 8th from 1pm… Continue reading Grape Stomp!