Happy 4th July! Birthday Cake and Margaritas

  Watermelon Cake You Will Need 1 watermelon 1 lb Strawberries, washed, hulled and thinly sliced 2 oz  Blueberries, washed and drained Small Carton of Heavy Whipping Cream,  freshly whipped Directions Generously slice the top and bottom off the watermelon leaving the center part of the melon. Remove skin and shape into a round cake.…

Home Grown … Coming Soon

This is why I love growing my food!  Nothing tastes better than freshly picked tomatoes and basil, still warm from the sun, layered with fresh mozzarella (not made by me) drizzled with extra virgin oil, and sprinkled with salt and pepper.  ‘Nuff said?

Mason Jar Salads

Lunches for The Week   Prepared 5 lunches in one sitting and enjoy them Monday through Friday!  These salads keep fresh and crisp all week in the refrigerator.  A great weekday time saver.  Add an elastic band to hold a fork wrapped in a paper napkin, you are ready to Grab and Go! Ingredients – Pretty much…

Soft Shell Crabs

A visit to The Bluffton Oyster Company on the May River in Bluffton, in search of soft-shelled crabs.  The Bluffton Oyster Company actually sits on reclaimed land, built up by more than a hundred years of discarded shells from previous shucking operations. The oyster business thrived in early Bluffton and throughout the 1920’s, with five different oyster…

Crisp, Crunchy & Fresh – Summer Side Dishes

Three tasty, healthy side dishes making frequent appearances at our dinner table throughout the summer. Greek Salad Prep Time 15 mins. Serves 4 Ingredients Dressing 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove, chopped fine 1/2 teaspoon oregano Salt and pepper Salad 2-3 plum tomatoes, seeded, cut into wedges. Substitute…

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Healthy Frosty Blended Margaritas Ingredients Lime wedges Kosher salt for the glasses’ rims 1/2 cup juice from Mexican limóns or fresh limes 1/4 cup tequila 1 1/2 tablespoons Cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur) 2 1/2-3 tablespoons superfine sugar 12 ice cubes Preparation 1. Run a lime wedge around the edge of each glass. Then dip rims into…