Downhome.

To me, summertime is fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables, and cold cheerwine. Every summer my Daddy does a shrimp boil (low country boil, frog more stew). We cover a table with newspaper and dump a pot of goodness right into the center. No plates. Silverware optional. Spicy horseradish. Happiness.

No matter how many mouths you need to feed the process is the same! Just get a bigger pot.

sHRIMP BOIL


  • 1/2 lb wild caught shrimp
  • 3 red potatoes
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 1 kielbasa sausage
  • Old Bay seasoning packet

Bring a big pot of water to a boil. Once boiling add the potatoes and old bay – cook for 10 minutes (until just tender). After 10 minutes add the corn and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Then toss in the sausage and cook for 3 minutes. Finally toss in the shrimp and cut the heat! Stir them and let them cook in the residual heat. They’re done when they’re floating and a beautiful pink.

Drain all the water. Toss the Old Bay. Go crazy.

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A Sexy Grilled Cheese

Can a sandwich be sexy? Yes. With some creamy brie, fancy herbs and a sweet zing from preserves this grilled cheese is quite frankly x-rated. The real kicker here is the herbs de provence. They’re a sublime combination of lavender, thyme, rosemary, angel tears, unicorn tail and love. You can find them already mixed up in the spice aisle!

Sexy grilled cheese


  • Apricot preserves ( or fig – whatever you fancy)
  • Brie cheese
  • Herbs de provence
  • Bread (I typed beard first – lolz)
  • BUTTER (literally duh)

We’re making a sandwich – pretty basic. Slather some preserves on each side, add some slices of brie and put it together. Butter each side of the bread and sprinkle 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of the HDP on each side.

Heat a skillet to medium high – add a small pad of butter and a half swirl of olive oil to the pan. Toast each side to your liking.

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