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Grace. A Poem by Jake Adam York.

Grace Because my grandmother made me the breakfast her mother made her, when I crack the eggs, pat the butter on the toast, and remember the bacon to cast iron, to fork, to plate, to tongue, my great grandmother moves

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BigMama’s Skillet Cornbread

Well, nothing is more Southern than this. And, it is warm food for a cold night. The excellent cornmeal now available on Edisto Island at Geechee Boy Mill and Market is the best you can find. (Order meal online through

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Posted in art, Arts & Culture, beauty, Food, South Carolina History, sustainable living, women

ooou lala…Food Lover’s Delight

Charleston’s food star is shining bright, and this week, the city is illuminated with artistic revelry. Dancers, musicians, actors, comedians, poets and artists are strutting their stuff at the Spoleto and Piccolo Annual Arts Festival. And the city’s dedicated chefs

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Posted in art, Arts & Culture, beauty, Charleston South Carolina, creativity, Food, Green, sustainable living

Pimento Cheese: Southern Comfort

“Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.” Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Pimento cheese is Southern comfort food, a cool mixture of cheese, mayonnaise and a little sweet pepper called a pimento. May is

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Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”

So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.

My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.

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