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Fresh always best with strawberries

Berry Nice!

By Greg Summers

FORT LAWN – In 1996, third-generation farmers David and Jimmy Jordan were looking for a crop that could be watered and didn’t require very much rain.
Their options were limited, given their location just north of Fort Lawn on S.C. 21. That was something the Jordan boys learned young, while watching their grandfather try to scratch out a cotton crop on the same ground.
“We’d sit on the porch and watch thunderstorms come through and go around this place every single time, making our granddaddy so mad he could spit,” David Jordan said.


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French toast is breakfast fit for royalty

By Greg Summers

From the outside, French toast – bread soaked in an egg batter and cooked golden brown in a skillet or on a griddle – appears to be a hearty breakfast treat fit for a king.
According to promotional literature by the International House of Pancakes (IHOP),  the first written mention of this delicacy dates to Henry V of England.
However, nothing could be farther from the truth. It was created as a way to rescue stale bread so nothing went to waste.


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Don't lose joy of cooking due to living alone

Cooking for '1' can be a real challenge

By Greg Summers

With family-packages and buying in bulk the norm, cooking for one or two people can be an exercise in futility.
Most recipes are written for families of four or for six to eight people.
That’s especially true of dinner recipes, said Joe Yonan, author of “Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One.”


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Girl Scout cookies are as popular as ever

By Greg Summers

This year, about 200 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies will be sold and eaten. 


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Bake sale adds to final tally

Alzheimer's car show surpasses $2,000 goal

White Oak Manor raised $2,896 for the S.C. Alzheimer’s Association during the Cruise-In for Alzheimer’s and Walk-a-thon on Oct. 17.
Alison Graves, White Oak actiivities director, had made a pact that if supporters could raise $2,000 before 7 p.m., she would allow her head to be shaved.  
By 6 p.m., supporters had raised a little more than $2,200.
“So yes, I’m bald,” Graves said..


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Former Miss S.C. to speak at National Day of Prayer luncheon

Former Miss S.C. to speak at National Day of Prayer luncheon

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The Lancaster faith community is encouraged to attend the Fifth Annual Lancaster Community Prayer Luncheon on May 1 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road.


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Country ham is country gentleman of Southern cooking

Country ham is country gentleman of Southern cooking

By Greg Summers

When given the opportunity to do a little country cooking, I head straight for the kitchen. It’s no secret to anyone that my idea of a great recipe is keeping things as simple as possible by using basic ingredients found in most cupboards and refrigerators.


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It's time to bring back Sunday dinner

By Greg Summers

If I close my eyes and listen closely, I can hear the back room fan in my grandparents’ Erwin Farm home pulling a breeze through the house when the kitchen and living room windows were up.And at lunchtime on Sunday, that breeze would pull the smells coming from the stove as Granny Williams put the finishing touches on a traditional Sunday dinner.The table was pulled away from the wall to make room for six, two extra chairs were brought into the small kitchen and the good dishes were taken down from the top shelf, while a brass-colored tea ball steeped in a p


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Decadent Brunch; Let Cap'n Crunch steer late breakfast ship

By Melanie Knight

The days you get to sleep in are few and far between, so why not skip that early breakfast and enjoy brunch instead? Put that box of breakfast cereal to another use by making Cap’n Crunch French Toast and Miss Leslie’s Ham Salad on Biscuits?


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Tailgating has colorful history

By Greg Summers

This Saturday, Clemson University's Death Valley and the University of South Carolina’s Williams Brice Stadium will be magically transformed into two of the Palmetto State’s largest towns, at least for a few hours.


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