Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years. Painter, writer and traveler.
The Oyster The oyster’s a confusing suitor: Its masc., and Fem., and even neuter. At time it wonders, what may come, Am I husband, wife or chum. – Ogden Nash There are over one hundred verities of … Continue reading
“The best time to pick a strange watermelon is in the dark of the moon.” “If a women steps over a watermelon vine, it will stop its growth.” – Southern Folklore Pickled watermelon is considered a southern delicacy, but … Continue reading
Peanut Butter doesn’t always have to come between two slices of white bread. Actually, peanut butter was presented at the 1904 St. Louis world’s fair as a health food. Peanut Butter Soup has always been a Southern Favorite – … Continue reading
This dish is now designated as the official dessert cake of Maryland. On October 1 2008, the Maryland state legislature passed a proclamation declaring Smith Island cake the official dessert of Maryland. This cake can be made using any … Continue reading
Mary Randolph:  Mary Randolph was born in Virginia, the daughter of Anne Cary and Thomas Mann Randolph, a legislator and wealthy plantation owner. Her tombstone lists Ampthill, her mother’s family home near Richmond, as her birthplace, though some genealogists … Continue reading