Cow Peas

HERstory is Our History in Cooking and Poetry: How to Cook Cow Peas

Traveling back from Charleston, I’m reminded of Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor through her cooking and poetry in Vibration Cooking Or, The Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl.

Here is how to cook cow peas: “Remove all the peas that look weird and wash and soak in cold water. Cook in some kind of boiled meat until done.”

Here is how to cook red rice: “Fry smoke bacon in a skillet and then add your fresh tomatoes. Cook for a hot minute and then add cold cooked rice and cook for another 20 minutes.”

Obituary: Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
walk through life
beautiful more than anything
stand in the sunlight
walk through life
love all the things that make you strong
be lovers,
be anything
for all the people of
Thank you for the inspiration and the cookin’ tips. We’ll sure miss you, Vertamae.
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