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 No. 22

July 4 is the ultimate American celebration. This is OURS, something we earned and created. It’s softball, family gatherings, races, patriotic music and food. Barbecue and appropriate beverages. We’ve assembled some American dishes and one delicious wine honoring our friends in France who were allies during the American Revolutionary War....

Recipes From The Heart No. 21

Dinner for Dad I was blessed to know a good man I called Dad. Self-made, well-dressed, a decorated war hero, gentleman, active citizen and a tough taskmaster. He loved steak and this is my main course, just for him. TOURNEDOS ROSSINI Tournedos Rossini 2 lb. tenderloin fillet steak, cut into...

Recipes From The Heart No. 20

Getting back to normal. Beginning with baby steps, then a community poolside breakfast followed by a daily experience of dining out, museum tours, walks in heralded gardens, exploring ancient Indian trails, two intimate family gatherings and a return to church services. June dining encourages casual food and lighter wines. Wild...

Recipes From The Heart No. 19

Memorial Day is the year’s first barbecue event at my home. Family and friends gather to enjoy food, drinks and conversation. Of course, there’s solemnity: my family, like millions of others, served America in the uniforms of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and as wartime nurses. Their progeny...

Recipes From The Heart No. 18

It’s Barbecue season. If there is one exemplar of American cuisine it’s Barbecue permeated with smoke and spices. Barbecue is celebratory. Marquis de Lafayette, a hero of the American Revolution was honored with a massive barbecue when he visited Millledgeville, Georgia in 1825. Barbecue has healing qualities. Thousands of former...

Recipes From The Heart No. 17

Reba McEntire is set to star in an NBC adaptation of the beloved Fannie Flagg novel, “Fried Green Tomatoes.” And she will be playing an older version of one of the film's beloved lead characters.  Superstar Reba McEntire set to star in TV's "Fried Green Tomatoes." McEntire, a country music...

Recipes From The Heart No. 16

A red-tail hawk family lives nearby. Each morning at first light, they soar and screech reassuringly: All is well. These recipes honor the joys of patio dining with added nostalgia. Apalachicola, Dog Island, Panacea and Spring Creek were stops along the way where fresh food, robust cocktails, fine wines filled...

Recipes From The Heart No. 15

Hummingbirds and Monarchs have returned. Springtime down South. We’re still a few week’s away from the serious business of backyard grilling. In the meantime, great food is right at our fingertips. All food becomes something special with a nice, balanced wine and welcoming aperitifs. Gardener’s Wedge Salad Ingredients: 1 head...

Recipes From The Heart No. 14

When Picasso visited Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, a feast was held featuring good food and fine wines. Ms. Toklas prepared dinner for many literary notables including Hemingway and Fitzgerald. For Picasso, it was roast duck which he thoroughly enjoyed, remarking that it was perhaps better suited for Mattise....
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