Inspired by Rhubarb

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong While most of the United States is buried in snow, we are harvesting the first spoils of Spring here in Savannah. This week we celebrate rhubarb in all its fashionable tartness. We’ve used it to make a puree, folded it into cream, “chutneyed” it, drank it with... Read More »

Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

By Libbie Summers for Terra’s Kitchen Photography by Chia Chong There always seems to be leftover corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day –maybe it’s the alcohol consumption that reduces the appetite for chewable foods. For whatever reason, you’ll need something to do with your leftovers. This Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup recipe... Read More »

Good and Evil Chocolate Layer Cake

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Careful, if you start baking this cake right now, it may not last until Friday. Good and Evil Chocolate Layer Cake (Irish Cream Frosting, Southern Praline Topping) Serves 12-16 Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cups sugar ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder... Read More »

Precious Sausage-Stuffed Deep-Fried Dills

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Moving to rural North Carolina from the ever hip and haughty Vail, Colorado, was a lesson in the proper way to eat humble pie. I opened my heart and mind to things that were “precious”—a word that Southerners use interchangeably with the phrase “bless her heart.” Hell,... Read More »

Let’s Get Pickled! DIY Party Invitations

by Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey STOP EVERYTHING! This could possibly be the most fun cocktail party invitation ever! DIY Pickle Invitations yields 1 Ingredients 3 sheets colored card stock (light green, kelly green, orange) 1 glue stick colored pencils scissors Step 1. Cut out 4 shapes (jar, pickles, label, & lid). Use... Read More »