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It’s Prime Corn Preserving Season!

It’s Prime Corn Preserving Season!

Cornfields are popping with ears of corn and this is exactly when you want to go to the farmers market and buy tons of it to save for the winter months. This past weekend I got a dozen ears for $3 at the State Farmers Market, and there are probably even better deals...

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Charleston Receipts – Tomato Okra Pilau

Charleston Receipts – Tomato Okra Pilau

If you've been reading long enough or just know me, you know I love vintage cookbooks. One of my favorites is the classic Charleston Receipts, which I received from Patrick when his uncle passed away a few years ago. One of the things beyond studying the historical...

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Cocktails at Crouch

Cocktails at Crouch

Lawmakers usually do some really irritating stuff like not passing important laws, and holding up the passing of important ones But every so often some good stuff slips in and laws that benefit both consumers and business owners emerge, as was the case this past...

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Mini Tomato Pies

Mini Tomato Pies

FACT: There are not a lot of reasons to turn the oven on in 94 degree weather in June in South Carolina. But these miniature tomato pies I'm bout to show you are. One of my favorite summer eats is the glorious tomato pie, which I've made every which way but never...

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Oliver Bacon

Oliver Bacon

In 2007, Patrick and I moved in together. That October, he took me over to his aunt and uncle's house. They had a kitten that his cousin found in Norway (South Carolina, yes) and I had no idea that the plan was for this thing to come home with us. I had never had a...

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Negroni Week at Motor Supply

Negroni Week at Motor Supply

It’s already over but I still wanted to talk about Negroni Week, which happens every June and this year ran from the 5th-11th. Last week, a friend of mine posted about it on Facebook and I commented that I’d never had a Negroni. So i was invited to Motor Supply...

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My Besto Pesto & Simple Summer Pasta

My Besto Pesto & Simple Summer Pasta

It took me a few summers of gardening but once I learned the sekrits of growing basil, thanks to some random pin I saved, I've been able to raise prolific amounts of basil from seed for the past several years. And one of the sekrits of prolific basil is prolific...

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Tacos Nayarit in Northeast Columbia

Tacos Nayarit in Northeast Columbia

May will mark a year that I’ve been working in the northeast area of Columbia. This side of town used to be as remote to me as Augusta or Myrtle Beach. But now I’m here five days a week for the grind, and am still finding tasty new places to lunch. Tacos Nayarit is...

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Going to El Burrito Before We Couldn’t

Going to El Burrito Before We Couldn’t

As reported in the Free Times this week, the beloved Five Points institution El Burrito is rolling up soon due to the entire block its on being bought up by big Hollywood money. Its last day will be April 24. Known for inexpensive eats, quick eats, and tasty eats all...

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April Blake edits web content by day and writes by night, usually about local food, unusual flavors, and craft beer. Please follow me on Twitter, but not in real life.

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