Pedagogy of the Plants

Parched Hart

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Written by Cameron Brooks

December 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Edisto Island Storm

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A blanket of afternoon cloud cover darkens the sky over Edisto Island.

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July 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Evening Primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa

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July 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm

American Trout Lily, Erythronium americanum

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Hikers flock to Raven Cliff Falls Trail for the rush of falling water, but a trip in early April offers subtler beauty along the way.

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Since ninety-nine percent of trout lily plants are non-flowering, the illusive perennials pictured above are one-percenters thriving in the mountains of White County.

Calm

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Written by Cameron Brooks

June 23, 2016 at 8:44 pm

Simple Pan-Seared Hearts of Palm

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When our family used to occupy Aunt Sandy and Uncle Pat’s kitchen in Kenner, Louisiana, we crowded around a table covered with the Times Picayune and devoured steaming piles of boiled crawfish and crab. While still in diapers, my addiction to capsaicin was in its infancy, so I slurped down raw oysters on the halfshell. In lieu of seafood, this neo-Cajun side offers some of the flaky texture and sacrosanct spice I still crave to this day.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon oil

1 can hearts of palm

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Heat the oil over medium heat.

2. Drain and slice the hearts of palm.

3. Place them upright on an absorbent towel to remove excess moisture.

4. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning.

4. Sear seasoned side down for two minutes until they begin to brown.

5. Sprinkle with the remaining seasoning, then flip and sear the other side.

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June 23, 2016 at 4:07 pm

St Marys River

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How many photos of a place are too many?

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm