Deep Freeze

Here in the deep south we have recently been in a deep freeze.  The whole country has had some brutal winter weather, but it is really unusual to see the mercury dip down into single digits in South Carolina.  It has probably been decades since the weather was this cold during a southern winter.  Nine…

Collard greens, Black eyed peas and a clean slate…Post-it Note #39

In the Deep South we have a tradition on New Year’s Day.  For lunch or dinner it is customary to eat black-eyed peas and collard greens.  My grandmother said that the black-eyed peas represented coins and the collard greens represented money, and she cooked them every January 1st.  I always told her to eat some…