From the Kitchen of Java Burrito Company

Lindsay Gifford

Enjoy a Behind-the-Scenes Look of Java Burrito Company

Whether you are just visiting or a true local, one of the most popular questions to hear is, “Where is the hottest spot in town?” Well, do I have a new one for you! Java Burrito Company is serving up a fresh, fast casual Burrito Bar and Coffee Bar that is making a new name for farm-to-table food!

The Power of Peanuts

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Nutritious and Delicious!

The Power of Peanuts

Did you know that peanuts and peanut butter are low glycemic index foods? It's due to their high amounts of healthy oils, fiber and protein that help sugar to be released into the blood stream more slowly, keeping energy levels high and appetite in check.

When eaten in small amounts daily, peanuts and peanut butter can keep you satisfied from one meal to the next. Recent research from Purdue University showed that when peanuts or peanut butter were consumed for breakfast with a whole grain, they can help control appetite for up to 8-12 hours later. Peanuts and peanut butter also helped maintain even blood sugar throughout the day, preventing blood sugar spikes which can affect appetite and energy levels.

Tailgating in the South

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Tasty Treats for Tailgating

Tailgating in the South

Tailgating in the South is nothing short of an art. Walk through any southern stadium parking area on game day and you’re sure to see anything and everything from custom grills to white tablecloths and sterling silver candelabras. What you may not recognize, however, are the long traditions behind each and every group’s tailgate. Some have had the same parking space for decades, passed down through generations of families. Others have tried-and-true game day recipes. For instance, I’ve never been to a South Carolina game without Bob and Janet Keen’s Lil’ Smokies pig-n-the-blankets. It just wouldn’t be the same.

Berried Out?

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5 ways to Use Up Leftover Berries

Berried Out?

Got a little carried away at the U-pick farm and now buried in berries? Maybe you took advantage of the farmers market deal and bought three baskets instead of just one? Preserve or use up the surplus in a variety of ways, from hearty salads to tart-sweet syrups.

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

From the Kitchen 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

Toss Some Lettuce Tastings into Your Summer


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.