Recipes from the Heart

From Doc Lawrence

Our own Doc Lawrence shares his favorite recipes.
"Every recipe has a story. Many are priceless memories. They connect us like music and great literature."

Recipes From The Heart-XXXIV

Holiday decorations are already out and that’s a good thing. Every bit of extra cheer is welcome. These recipes and wines are precursors for the joys of those special moments on the way. Manhattan Clam Chowder Edie Markoff Ingredients: 1/4 cup finely chopped bacon or salt pork1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)2 cans (6.5 …

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Recipes From The Heart XXXIII

Many week’s back, we talked about the art of enjoyment under strained circumstances. Food and wine, from purchase to preparation, presentation and serving has continued to brighten our spirits and strengthen our joie de vivres. Baba Ganoush Ingredients: 2 medium eggplant¼ cup tahini3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, more for serving2 garlic …

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Recipes From The Heart XXXII

These mid-autumn days welcome dishes that begin to tease the palate for the great gatherings on the horizon. Featured is a treasure from the immortal Julia Child who brought joy to our dinner table and showed us that cooking also provided some entertaining television shows. While we still abide by health and safety measures, our …

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Recipes From The Heart XXXI

Family food traditions resonate during any season, but perhaps more now as we adjust our lives to deal with challenges. I thought a visit to my North Carolina heritage would bring some of the joys of homecoming. One of my direct ancestors, Colonel Benjamin Cleveland defeated the Bloody British at the Battle of King’s Mountain. …

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Recipes From The Heart XXX

It’s beginning to feel more like autumn and these recipes provide a bridge into the excitement of this gentle season from the heat of late summer. These are coastal dishes and you’ll enjoy the exciting inclusion of Carolina Gold Rice from Anson Mills. Steinhatchee Seared Scallops Ingredients: 1 1/4 lb sea scallops side muscle removed1 …

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Recipes From The Heart XXIX

Staying true to our desire to inspire and elevate safe home entertaining, a/k/a backyard tailgating, we are showcasing some favorite recipes from Tennessee and Georgia. Yes, two college teams representing each state are playing in an important game, but we can really have lots of fun with food and drinks in the comforts of home. …

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Recipes From The Heart XXVIII

My favorite season. Moderation is the norm and we are able to enjoy the fruits from nature even in uncertain times. There are so many pleasant diversions now, particularly football. Television brings the games to the safe place of homes and tailgating is forever our celebration of things wonderful. These recipes and wines have built-in …

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Recipes From The Heart XXVII

Football season is in full throttle with one important change: most of us will be watching from the safety of home. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t entertain and enjoy a weekend with delicious, appropriate food, adventurous cocktails and daring wines. Garnish every dish with team colors. Arrange a decorative table showcasing a centerpiece adorned …

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Recipes From The Heart XXVI

These recipes are geared for tailgating. I’ve written and broadcast about this great, very American outdoor feast for decades, visiting college campuses throughout the South on gamedays. The memories of laughter, flavors and aromas are priceless. Sure, football is different for now, but what a welcome diversion. Fans are staying home, tailgating this season on …

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