Green Pea and Tomato Pilau

From the coast of Jacksonville, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida a group of people who speak an English based Creole dialect called Gullah dwelled on coastal islands and inland waterways. They had a distinct method of cooking that included rice … Continue reading

Romaine, Bacon, Apple and Blue Cheese Salad with Warm Apple Butter Vinaigrette and Croutons

This salad has so many interesting flavors. Romaine lettuce is cold and crisp. Homemade croutons are tossed in cayenne oil before baking making them slightly spicy. The dressing is smoky, savory, and naturally sweet with the addition of bacon drippings … Continue reading

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich with Avocado Mayonnaise

Have you ever heard the term “mitigated speech”? It is the term used by linguists to describe how we downplay or sugarcoat something being said. Mitigated speech is used in situations where we are trying to be polite, embarrassed or … Continue reading