Moving East: Tiny House Movement in SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Tiny HouseThe average home in the United States is 2,600 square feet. Now imagine living in a house one-eighth that size. That’s what one family has decided to do. The Singletary family wanted to downsize, in order to have life experiences, instead of being forced to keep up with a mortgage. According to The Tiny Life , a “tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet.” Other reasons folks around the U.S. are joining the movement are to have a smaller carbon footprint, and the desire to have more time and freedom. CNN writes that, “76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.” According to WPDE ,...

Lemon Coconut Crumb Bar

By Sean Flynn

Lemon Coconut Crumb BarClemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" is joined in the studio by Samantha McDowell from The Clemson Food Safety & Nutrition Team who will show us who to make a dessert with coconut oil. Yield: 12-16 bars Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup coconut oil, at room temperature 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp coconut extract 3/4 cup flaked coconut, plus 2 tablespoons, divided 3/4 cup lemon curd Directions: Preheat oven...

Clemson Blue Cheese Recipes

By Sean Flynn

Clemson Blue Cheese RecipesClemson Extension Agent and Host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty was visited in the studio by SC Chef Ambassador Heidi Trull from Grits & Groceries near Belton, SC who created several dishes and snacks featuring Clemson Blue Cheese.

Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato BreadAnnie Ham from McCall Farms in Effingham, SC share her recipe for Sweet Potato Bread!

How it Works: From Sun to Electricity

By A. Randall

SolarSolar Energy is generated from the Sun but how does it actually produce electricity that we can use? Don Zimmerman with the South Carolina Solar Council explains the process of how this all works together. “The sun illuminates the solar panel and we have this whole row that’s interconnected. The output of this row come into these two wires, this is 600 volts DC and then all these different rows get combined together in a fuse disconnect system and then from here it goes down off the roof to an inverter the DC power or direct current gets converted to AC power or alternating current that the...

Nationally Renowned Chef Matt Lee Makes Loquat Liqueur

By Aimee Crouch

Lee BrosCharleston's amazing history and outstanding food is a haven for visitors. Two brothers who grew up in Charleston are now offering a “taste” of the coastal town in a new cookbook, The Lee Brothers Charleston Kitchen . According to NPR, "In addition to highlighting Charleston's current food culture, Matt and Ted Lee also looked to Charleston's history to find old recipes that might have been forgotten. Cookbooks from the 19th century were particularly inspiring, Ted says. "They tell a story so diverse and varied about the different types of vegetables that were grown in the Lowcountry, some of...

An Interview with Chef Vivian Howard from "A Chef's Life"

By Tabitha Safdi

A Chefs LifeA Chef's Life is a new half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina. We talked with Chef Vivian Howard about her new show, her twin babies and changing seasons. "A Chef's Life" airs Thursday at 9:00pm on SCETV. For recipes and to learn more about "A Chef's Life" at PBS Food .