Summer Staples of the South

Lindsay Gifford

Here in the South, summer is all about eating fresh and local.

Summer Staples of the South

It’s summer in the South and that means some of the best days of eating are here. Garden fresh fruits and vegetables, family gatherings, lazy days spent on the river or at the beach all bring about the sharing of food—delicious food.

As we all know, certain foods and the preparation of them are regional. Here in the South, summer is all about eating fresh and local. Juicy watermelon and peaches, vine-ripened tomatoes, barbecue and potato salad, they are all staples of the South—the foods in which memories are made. Welcome to the South…now let’s eat!

From the Kitchen of Belfair

Lindsay Gifford

Enjoy a Behind-the-Scenes Look of Belfair

Nestled in the heart of Bluffton, Belfair Plantation sits quietly off the highway eluding to scenic views and beautiful homes. The graceful entrance bids the viewer a taste of the charm that lies within. After driving past Belfair nearly every day, I was very excited for the opportunity to learn more about the plantation, and most of all, take a behind-the-scenes look at the magic that happens in their renowned kitchen.

Toss Some Lettuce Tastings into Your Summer

by Lisa Messinger


Salad is usually an accompaniment. But what if you turn the tables and make it the star of the meal? The beginning of summer is the perfect time for such a light and refreshing option.
Many of us have participated in wine tastings. For a fun and equally informative change of pace, why not a lettuce tasting? A rut often accompanies lettuce—many diners eat the same one repeatedly.