Much has been said about Southern summers. In fact, I can think of nothing that better defines Southern culture than our Summers. From our prominent front porches that became a part of our culture out of the necessity to escape the heat indoors, to our languid pace of life that I firmly believe began because it was too hot to move or speak any faster, and even down to the fabrics we wear (seersucker and linen), this oppressive heat has defined who we are better than anything else.Read More
The South is as famous for it's food as it is for it's hospitality. In fact, the argument could be made that American cuisine is synonymous with Southern cooking. Much of Southern cuisine, while delicious doesn't always align with healthy eating. I'd sell a kidney to figure out how to take the calories out of grits- but I digress.Read More
I grew up in a family of teetotalers. It's not all that uncommon in the South, what with the proliferation of the Southern Baptists and all.
My mother would always tell me I would meet my husband in church. Much to the chagrin of my mother, I met my husband in a bar. I was less than sober, and it was not my finest moment. In polite company we just say we met through mutual friends which isn't nearly as fun as the whole truth, but not everyone appreciates the whole truth. Such is life...Read More