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7:12 pm on Monday April 23, 2012

Signs of Spring: The Terracotta Jungle

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer Sign in window of plant nursery:  “It’s spring, I’m so excited I wet my plants!” “It’s time,” Marcia said, peering out the kitchen window excitedly, “for the wild azalea walk.”     The half circle path...
1:41 am on Sunday January 15, 2012

Charleston's literally home-grown food scene earns it a spot at Fodor's

Image by Flickr user paigehFrom haunted history to no shortage of drinking spots, there are loads of reasons to visit Charleston — but the Holy City's "foodie-centric" nature has earned a spot as a "Buzzy Destination". In Fodor's list of "21 Places...
3:14 am on Monday June 28, 2010

It's tomato season in the South: Here's where to try the best in Charleston

Image by Flickr user ulterior epicure The frightening funky look generally translates into lots of flavor.We're entering peak tomato season in the Lowcountry and that means you no longer have to chow down on tomato's fit for a fast food hamburger...
6:15 am on Sunday July 27, 2008

Lowcountry heirlooms offer a flavor punch for both veggies and meat

Image by United States Department of Agriculture Heirloom corn is just one of many types of non-mainstream veggies. If you find your palate running dry, perhaps it's time you mixed some heirlooms into your diet. Tomatoes, like this beefheart,...