Tag: Charleston SC

The Grits that Stole Christmas

We had the good fortune to spend the weekend in The Holy City~ Charleston SC,  with friends in early December. Besides the Southern charm, architecture, and beautiful Christmas decorations of this historic city,  Charleston’s main attraction for us is the food! In searching for a recipe this year for Christmas brunch,  I found a recipe for The Grits…

Christmas in The Holy City

We spent the weekend in Charleston, SC~ where it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas~ even if it doesn’t feel like Christmas with 75 degree temperatures. Charleston is known as The Holy City, due to the numerous church steeples that can be seen rising above the otherwise low-rise skyline.  Religion is deeply embedded in Charleston’s culture~with over 400 places of…

Gone with a Handsomer Man

Gone with a Handsomer Man****.* by Michael Lee West   An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. Take one out-of-work pastry chef . . . “Teeny Templeton believes that her life is finally on track. She’s getting married, she’s baking her own wedding cake, and she’s…

Sweetwater Creek

    Sweetwater Creek **** by Anne Rivers Siddons     I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.       I found this book at Audible, searching for something to listen to that took place in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. I selected it primarily because…

Seeking Indigo

 Seeking Indigo for Rainbow Summer School for Mrs. Matlock’s class, led me to return to Charleston, SC~ which we visited several weekends ago. From South Carolina Indigo Plantations The Forgotten Cash Crop of History: Indigo, or indigotin, is a dyestuff originally extracted from the varieties of the indigo and woad plants. Indigo was known throughout the ancient…

Charleston Whites

We recently visited Charleston, South Carolina for the weekend. In addition to a diner’s destination & delight, it is a city chock full of wonderful architecture. . .full of columns, fluted pilasters, wrought iron, and architrave moldings on historic buildings and homes. We park the car for the weekend when we arrive and enjoy walking, so we don’t miss anything. . .it also helps offset our calorie consumption :-)  History…

Charleston Green

  Mrs. Matlock’s  Rainbow Summer School is now in session~ This week’s color of the Rainbow assignment is Green~ I thought I’d share some Green from a weekend visit to Charleston, South Carolina. At first glance this wrought iron appears black, but is actually considered Charleston Green. The color originated after the American Civil War, when the North provided black paint to…